Ages ago I impulsively purchased three skeins of a fingering weight yarn. I just found the colors irresistible and so I bought enough for a larger project, but without anything in particular in mind. The colorway was named Quite Pensive.
Somewhere shortly thereafter a friend of mine knit a pattern that I had overlooked and I realized that the yarn and the pattern were a perfect match.
(Aside to the knitters: do you ever overlook patterns due to lackluster presentation in pattern form, but then see a friend make one and realize you MUST KNIT THAT GARMENT RIGHT NOW? No? Just me?)
I purchased the pattern and slated the project a candidate for my 11 sweaters in 2011. I duly started knitting in June of last year and abandoned it shortly there after because tiny yarn + tiny needles don’t = very much progress very quickly. But this year, in the 100+ temperatures and fresh off my Olympic knitting victory, I decided to GIT ‘ER DONE. And I did.
The Pattern: Mary Jane by Rachel Bishop and Sarah Johnson
The Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Merino/Nylon Fingering, Quite Pensive
The Needles: US 3′s
The Verdict: LOVE it. Made lots of modifications (you can find the details here on Ravelry) but would definitely knit the pattern again!
Special thanks to photography ninja Ana for her help at knit night last night!