It was .
Today in the newsagency there it was - the Winter VI. It was an omen that the self-imposed knit-mag diet was over (that and it was pay day).
Other signs were
- I quite like this (although without the I-cord loopy bits at the end - who has the Nicky Epstien book and may I borrow it?)
- It is upsizable with no maths required (although changing the edging kind of negates this omen)
- The prescribed yarn wool, NZ "Naturally" Possum and Merino, is sitting in stash.
- There is neither too little of it to tempt those harpies, the yarn goddesses, nor too much of it to think knitting this out of that much wool is a waste
- I have the correct needle in the
shedwell appointed knitting studio.
- I am almost finished "Big Red" - the top down scarlet baby jacket and ready for a new portable project (not that this will be portable for long, but for long enough).
- It will fit
- it is a rectangle with two sleeves added
- it's an interesting but not particularly difficult pattern
- it looks like chocolate
EDITED TO ADD:
Looking further at this image and the pattern I'm not at all sure about it. See how the edge on the left is all scallopy and the edge on the right not so much? That's because it's a rectangle knitted from the edge on the right. I'd be really peeved to finish this and not have matching fronts. Really, to do this successfully, I'd have to knit from both ends and graft the middle. Bugger that for a game of soldiers.