|Six lovely skeins|
But anyway, I've wanted to do this as a means to challenge myself. I want to do some things, knit-wise, and I think this is a good way to get me out of my stockinette sock knitting rut. There are so many nice things that I want to knit, and I keep waiting until I am a better (read: perfect) knitter. I mean, why spend so much money on the yarn if my knitting is not good enough for the finished product? I'll just do socks, I reason, thinking that no one looks at feet anyway. Here's the thing: I *am* a good knitter. Am I the best? No. I'm better than some, not as good as others. But it is a skill, I have it, and I need to take pride in that. Or, as I've been known to say to others, not hide that light under a barrel.
Progress report: I am on the second skein of yarn and through the first chart once. I have six skeins of yarn because I had read that many people were needing the sixth, even though the pattern only called for five. (Actually, I think that newer versions of the pattern call for six.) From where I am right now, and based on how much yarn I've used so far, I think I will need that last skein.
Pictures tomorrow, due to internet issues.