Just when I thought I had the knitting queue a bit under control, and I was charging towards the finish line with the linen towels, fate reached over and smacked me with this pattern. Actually, it's Lolly's fault, since I first sighted this beauty in her Ravelry queue last night. I loved it so much I went to bed contemplating whether I should abandon everything else and cast it on. This morning I was still obsessed with it so I hunted down the free pattern and contemplated the stash options. Now, part of the reason that I have so much yarn is that I find many projects I want to make, and I'm so disillusioned with my knitting speed that I buy the yarn for a lot of these projects, thinking that somehow they'll all get made, all the while finding newer and more exciting projects. The queue is endless. And I really think about the yarn choices, such that each project and yarn go together so strongly in my head that I can't fathom using the assigned yarn for a different project. However, this project, well, I love it so much that I'm using the Rowanspun Aran that was meant to be a Rogue sweater. Granted, I have enough of the yarn for both, so maybe it's not that much of a sacrifice, but still, I am using yarn from the stash. Anyway, I'm loving this project so far. The pattern is written for two weights of yarn, and I'm doing the aran weight version. My gauge is slightly off, on the too many stitches/inch side, but I think that will be okay because the size I'm making is a bit larger than ideal for me and I can always block it a tad bigger if necessary. The yarn is actually a lovely light dusky blue, but this was the best photo I could conjure up at 10:30pm.