But realistically, you all should have known that I wouldn't necessarily stay true to my first love. While I am an absolute believer in marital fidelity (adulterers should be shot), such faithfulness to one knitting project is just not in my nature. Were not the moniker "Yarn Harlot" already taken, it would be my alias, for, alas, that is what I am.
Therefore, while still in the throes of first passion with Dickinson, this little item caught my eye.
Brooklyn Tweed's Hemlock Ring Blanket.
Always up for a fling, I whipped out some coned Mary Lu's Schuss Plus wool from my stash and cast on. This was a short-lived affair, with cast on beginning on Friday and casting off beginning on Monday. However, due to the start of our school year, it took me several days of "a minute here, a minute there" knitting to complete the cast off process. After all, by the time you reach the last rows of this knit-in-the-round project, there are over 500 stitches on the needles. And the looped edge cast off, while fun and interesting to do, was very time consuming.
It is such a typical story - meet someone on Friday, spend a passionate weekend and then a rather messy, week long break-up to end the affair.
But at least I'll always have my memories. And a great throw.