I have realized something about myself and my yarn affinities and attachments. What is my favorite yarn? My favorite yarn is the one I am knitting with at that particular moment. Whatever yarn is gracing my needles and captivating my attention at that point in time, that is the yarn that I am most obsessed with and cannot ever imagine knitting without. Last week I was all about Malabrigo, you might recall. I mean HOT and HEAVY. We had plans to run away together and hole up in some remote location and have a real torrid affair. That softness, that generous yardage (I'm a size queen after all), those luscious brown on brown tones, all of it captivated me and made me feel that it was the only yarn for me...
Enter Cash Iroha.
Sure Malabrigo is pretty enough, but is it on final markdown sale at The Skein Attraction, in Teaneck, NJ, ? Does it have the perfect combination of silk, cashmere, wool and nylon? And most importantly, is it Japanese and therefore just cooler by definition? The above mentioned qualities when considered together made me realize that I'd be an utter fool not buy the 24 skeins I bought on Black Friday for a mere $7/skein.
I am a yarn floozy. A serial monogamist. Oliver Sacks should study my condition. Luckily my constant dithering doesn't prevent me from actually knitting! Because in the end, that's what it's all about. Here you see yer basic Ann Norling mittens, begun on the fly and completed after only several hours of knitting. I must strongly assert to all of you the power of the mitten. It will do you right every time.
The Cash Iroha specs
Yarn: Cash Iroha, colors 106 and 108
Pattern: Basic Mittens on 4 Needles, Ann Norling
Needles: Addi Turbo, size 6
Mods: Knit without a cuff
The 14 skeins of Cash Iroha pictured below are destined for a popular project that Babs and I have been wanting to do for almost two years. Cash Iroha is the yarn that the pattern was written for, and it is almost as legendary as the Clapotis. Can you guess what it is?