It really is no use. When the old demon pattern love strikes - it's really hopeless to resist. I ordered Teva Durham's Loop-d-Loop and it came yesterday. Except for the time I spent grafting Soliel's two front straps together then very grumpily un-grafting them, I ogled each and every page (I think there's a law against this still on the books in Montana). Now a caveat for anyone (me) who hates knitting with anything larger that size 7 needles - this is by and large a bulky book. I didn't care after previewing it on Teva's site and ordered it anyway. I figured I could weasel my way around to worsted weights on some of the patterns and just knit the bulky on others because I just love them.
I'm thinking the Green Leaf sweater first. I'll use a bulky Merino which I'm going to shop for as soon as I finish this post. Next, and for my ultimate project going into fall, though I probably should just start this one first so I can WEAR it in the fall, the breathtaking Cabled Riding Jacket. Sigh. What to do when two loves compete for your attention?
As for poor Soliel, she didn't stand a chance after Loop-d-Loop arrived. Grafted bass-ackwards, tossed aside like and old shoe, forgotten, reviled. Well not really, but I did graft her front to front. I'll try and finish the poor, pretty thing tonight.
As for the new Endless Summer Lara in a pretty shade of rose that just arrived from Elann and the pattern Elann features on the Lara page (that I also purchased)...there's always next summer. Unless magically, I can somehow manage to control myself. Yeah, sure.