Every year for my birthday, I like to get myself something special. Last year, it was my second set of lobe piercings, and in years before that it's been things like a pricey bottle of my favorite adult beverage or a new outfit (complete with shoes). It's my way of treating myself to the occasion, and I realize that my birthday has come and gone already, but the last six weeks just ran away from me and here I am at the tail end of October and I haven't told you what special something I treated myself to.
This year, I bought a sweater.
I'd seen this yarn at Athena Fibers a few time, and I'd been really attracted to that aggressively bright yellow, and when I was hanging out in Sioux Falls with Anemone for our traditional birthday shenanigans, I decided to dive in and buy the lot. (I ended up getting the whole batch for more than half off, so I'm clearly destined to be clothed in a ferociously yellow alpaca-merino sweater. I promise, it's really bright-incredibly difficult to photograph, but definitely a bit neon. I love it.)
I've got enough here for a cozy pullover, and probably a matching cowl as well. I have plans for the sweater already, and I've told myself I can't wind these up and cast on until mum's sweater and the accidental sweater are done. Which wouldn't be terrible, except I have just the sleeves left on both (ughh sleeves). I did manage to get the idea in my head to have this yellow one done by Thanksgiving, since I like wearing new knits for holidays and I'm addicted to giving myself ridiculous deadlines. With luck and determination the next few weeks will have some serious sweater action going on-just in time for winter!