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I've been waiting for it to hit me, and it has. Finished my sweater, and I MUST start another sweater NOW!

I waffled for a while between a few patterns, evauluating their relative cheapness to knit and sizing versatility (e.g.will it fit me after I deliver?). I've had Cherie Amour in my queue forever, and the wide V neckline would be forgiving to bust size changes, but in the end, I decided it just requires too much yarn for right now.

So I ordered the Yogini Bolero pattern. There were a couple free patterns that were similar, but I just like this one better. It's worth the $6, I think. The hemp and flax yarns it's done in looked absolutely delicious, but also way out of my impulse-buying price range.

I checked out various yarns that people had done it in on Ravelry and I just couldn't look away from the super-cheap Knit Picks. So I got 5 skeins of Knit Picks Cot Lin in Morrocan Red. I had a really hard time deciding on the color; I am always more drawn toward green and blue, but how many green and blue sweaters do I need?  I have a warm-color wardrobe gap.  A lot of people commented on fuzz-shedding issues, but lots of others didn't have a problem, and it was cheap enough that I won't really feel like I've lost much if it ends up sucking. 

I also feel a little uneasy about buying cotton yarn.  The only cotton I've ever knit with is Sugar & Cream, and, well, ick.  I think it will be nice to wear, I just hope it doesn't hurt my hands.

Total cost of project (so far): about $23. Not so bad.  Now I just need to be productive with sewing for the next week so when the yarn arrives, I can feel okay just diving right into it.

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