Resisting Ooh Shiny!

I don’t know about you, but the longer I have yarn languishing in my stash, the less likely I am to be excited to knit with it!  I recently found a pattern for a little girl’s sweater on Ravelry which I thought would be the perfect layering piece for Kiki.  The pattern I’m talking about is Cinnamon from the uber talented knitwear designer, Elena Nodel.

I loved the chic-ness of it and thought about how gorgeous it would look knit it in the same yarn used by the designer.  Then I looked at my yarn bins in their over-stuffed state and decided that I would resist the Ooh Shiny temptation and knit this sweater with, drumroll please… stash yarn!

I’ve had these skeins of Spud and Chloe Sweater for a few months and now they are going to be turned into a Not So Cinnamon sweater.

This yarn is a blend of organic cotton which makes it perfectly suitable for fall wearing and superwash wool which means it is pre-school friendly!  Elena’s patterns are detailed and well written.  You can tell that a lot of effort and thought has been put into this design.  I can’t wait to get to the pockets 🙂

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6 Responses to Resisting Ooh Shiny!

  1. Kelly says:

    Well done for using stash yarn! You must have been having an off day when you made that decision huh 😉 kidding!
    I love this colour and pattern, I have had it in the queue for T too. She’s gonna be all glam going to preschool in her new Cinnamon.

  2. Jocelyn says:

    Jackie and I were talking about this same pattern yesterday! Knitters must have this extrasensory perception when it comes to patterns and yarns and all things knitterly.

    Nice to hear your needles are a-clickin’ again!

  3. affiknity says:

    Elena’s patterns are awesome. Did you know Cinnamon is coming in adult sizes too? Soon, I am told. I plan to make one for myself.

  4. mrsfife says:

    I fully and resoundingly agree with you on the point that the longer a yarn is in stash, the less likely it is to be knitted up. All my recent projects have been with my latest purchases. FILO, you know.
    I was just thinking how much I like your photographs, and how I still haven’t been able to achieve the same look in mine and whether I should ask you, but then mine is a point and shoot and you probably have an SLR…and then I clicked over to my Reader and saw your post 🙂
    Oh, and that sheet (?) you posed the yarn on, I have a top like that from Fabindia, not sure what that sort of applique is called.

  5. Lorraine says:

    Adorable pattern, perfect for Kiki.
    I’m excited to see that it will soon be released in adult sizes too! Thank you for the enablement 🙂

  6. mazhalai says:

    cant wait to see the FO. love the teal color.

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