In a moment of total weakness that coincided with a Felici sale, I bought a dozen balls of the stuff. And since it was so close to free shipping, I tossed in this book I’ve been admiring, New England Knits:Yowza. My stash will never shrink if this keeps up. But really, there was a method to my madness.
First, I asked everyone in the family to gather ‘round the Felici screen and tell me if there was anything they loved. Boy 2 picked Matador, which I think looks a little pinker in the photo than it does in real life: Boy 1, to my surprise, picked Abracadabra. Then I remembered that Boy 1 is color blind, so I asked him what colors he saw. He only sees light blues and browns. But he loves it, so Abracadabra it is:S1 picked Green Veggies, which I already had in stash, so I didn’t buy more. (You should congratulate me at this point while you can, because later I do the opposite.)
…so I got another colorway for myself – Seaside: And then, because I really really like my Ecology socks, I got two more balls. Better safe than sorry: And THEN I thought, “I’ll bet you could make a sweet little Baby Surprise Jacket out of Felici Sport, so I’d better stock up!” I got this girl-y Neapolitan with that project in mind (4 balls): If my coworker has a girl this summer, she may be getting this sweater!
Steven and Bonny asked for a tutorial about the afterthought heel, which I will make on my next Felici socks. But to tide you over, I found these (parts 1, 2, and 3), which show essentially the same technique. I am intrigued by the crossed stitches she shows and I’ll try that myself the next time – perhaps it will solve the problem of gusset holes (which you can just darn closed from the WS in any case).
I feel a little better about all this new yarn now that I’ve told you about it. Perhaps this year I will knit nothing but Felici in my office projects.
It will surprise you to hear that I’m also working on a hat right now. More on that later.