I think that you might be able to accuse me of being a scaredy cat.
You see, yesterday my latest Vintage Purls sock club yarn and pattern arrived. Tis absolutely gorgeous.
But there is only one problem – it is stranded colourwork.
I don’t *do* colourwork.
I do cables. I do lace (badly), I do large stretches of boring stuff with minimal whingeing. I don’t do colourwork.
I love the pattern – called ‘Nightingale’, it features a stunning nightingale bird in multicolours over a semisolid background colour. The colours are utterly stunning. But I just don’t think it’s my cup of tea.
You see – and here’s a confession – not everything I knit ends up finished. And not all of it ends up here… and two items I’ve tried already this year and frogged were both colourwork. Sigh. I suck at stranding, I suck at tension and the overall product looks blah. So, do I really want to waste two beautiful skeins of sock yarn on a blah result? I think not.
So, call me a scaredy cat if you like, but I will be looking through my sock pattern books to see what these two skeins will become. I totally adore both colourways, so watch this space!