Well, I'm doing it again. The classic, I'm-almost-done-with-a-project-lets-preemptively-start-working-on-the-next-one dance I seem to do every time a monster project is close to being done.
Tonight I joined all of the pieces of my Gable together and while I'm so excited, I'm also catching all of the infectious energy surrounding Marlee and the wonderful news that Have Company is going to be Grand Rapid's first LYS! It's been so fun to watch a brand I love become a yarn store that I wish I could visit in person. If you can, please go check out their Kickstarter and help if you are able. It's going to be so lovely, I just know it.
Anyways! Marlee is hosting a Pure KAL starting next week, and I'm definitely going to join. Pure is on my short list of summer shawls I just wrote about, after all! The great debate is as follows. I have this lovely Madelintosh Pashmina that was a gift from a friend. It is only sport weight, but held double it could be exactly on gauge for the worsted version of Pure. It is so soft, perfect for snuggling next to skin and the colors are so vibrant, but I'm not sure how two individual skeins would look held double (the colorway is Holi, and the skeins are rather individualistic!).
On the other hand, I also recently purchased two skeins of O-Wool Local, which I knit my Mountain Moss Shawl with this past fall, and it was by far my most worn piece for the past few months. With Local, I could knit Pure in two colors, one for the border and one for the middle section. It is a little bit more rustic, but it definitely fits the aesthetic of the pattern, being simple and lovely and one of my favorite yarns.
I'd love to hear everyone's opinions about this! In the end, I guess I could just knit Pure twice, but I love both of these yarns so much, I don't want to waste a bit!