The perfect knitting pattern for a perfect skein of yarn

My good friend, C, gave me a lovely new skein of yarn for Christmas – she’s very generous and she knows my favorite color. So, I’ve been snuggling with it for the past couple of days – you yarn folks know just what I mean so don’t even try to deny it.

Knit Picks Decadence Yarn in Winter Berry

Stats: it’s a skein of Knit Picks Decadence in color Winter Berry. 100% superfine Alpaca.

Mr. Man has been traveling for business the past couple of days, and so for the past few days I have been coming home to a quiet house and I get to do WHATEVER I WANT. For those of you with busy households, perhaps a kid or two (or five), you know that this is a real treat. Not that I don’t miss my guy, because I do, but having a little quiet time to yourself is priceless, simply priceless.

Since no one is around to tease me, and I’d probably do it even if they were, I’ve carried my new skein of yarn all around the house with me.

Do you do this when you have a little yarn treat? I want to think about what I will knit with it, touch it, even hold it up to the computer screen as I review patterns on Ravelry. OK, I’ll admit the taking-pictures-of-the-yarn part is probably a little weird.

Winterberry yarn pattern hunting

Of course, I can’t do that if I don’t keep the yarn right with me, and so I take it with me to the couch, to my work desk, to bed (when the other half isn’t completely taken up by sprawling kitties).

I’m this cowl pattern (Ravelry link) is perhaps the perfect pattern for this yarn. I’ll get to try making buttonholes and I don’t remember trying that before. That will certainly be useful if I ever get around to finishing any of the sweaters I have on the needles right now.

By the way, have you seen all the knitting patterns coming out from the new Harry Potter movie, The Deathly Hallows? As I was watching the movie a few weeks ago, I kept track on my fingers of the knitted items I knew I would see duplicated by all the talented designers. After awhile, I quit counting and just watched the movie.

Emily is ‘helping’ me pack because just like two ships in the night, Mr. Man comes home and I head off to see my parents on the east coast the next day.

Emily helping with packing

Love my pink packing cubes!

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A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!

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