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In thinking about the "broke"-ness of the blog, another possibility occurred to me: namely, the broken state of most of my knitting.  I think I have an issue with completion, as if the finished project can never be as perfect as I think the yarn deserves.  I have gotten half way through countless sweaters only to find an imperfection or better pattern; I rip everything out and start over. 

For instance:

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the raglan decreases are slightly off in one row.  A row at the very beginning of said decreases, of course.  <sigh>  I will have to do a bit of frogging.  And remember not to knit while carrying on a conversation.  Especially if I have to count.

The foiled raglan is on the lovely Matador bolero from the latest issue of KnitScene; and yes, it is knit in the Most Beautiful Yarn in the World.

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So close to completed (only the neckband to go) and yet, so very far away.  Ugh. 

The yarn is still gorgeous, though, which is why I feel the frogging must be done.  This is yarn that demands justice be done to it.  This is yarn that requires a finished garment as lovely and as perfect as itself. 

I found it at Northampton Wools
and simply could not resist it’s multi-colored splendor.  It was, of course, out of my price range, but, then again, so much is that it seems silly to insist on the point.  It’s 100% wool and very, very soft to the touch.  I don’t know how it would work close to the skin, but as a mini-sweater, I think it will do wonderfully.

While in New England I also picked up some lovely hand-painted yarn at the Green Mountain Spinnery.  It too is lovely beyond measure and is destined for my very first pair of socks.

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I also picked up some of the spinnery’s Mountain Mohair (in spice) for a future project.  Perhaps a wrap sweater. 

Not at all frugal, but wonderful yarn nonetheless. 

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