Growing up I always thought Goldilocks was a bit of a madam,
way too picky and a tad spoilt in to the bargain ....
but ohhhh, how I empathise with her now !
There's no porridge involved in my tale just lots of yarny loveliness that
I just couldn't make up my mind over.
Never have I been so indecisive.
I'm a 'know what I like straight away' kind of a girl and
not one who's given to being particularly particular.
It all should have been so simple,
I found a picture of the perfect wrap that I wanted to make
to wear at Megs wedding.
I tracked down the pattern,
decided on the colour and,
it was going to be quick to make.
Yarn was bought that was as soft and light as air.
Stitches were cast on and the knitting began ..
but oh !
... the wool was too fluffy,
the colour was a bit dark
and the sparkly bits in it were just a bit too sparkly.
Further yarn searching took place and
the dreamiest of dreamiest of silk yarn was ordered
and duly arrived through the post.
Stitches were cast on and the knitting began ...
but oh !
.... the yarn was too silky,
the finish too thin
and there wasn't enough gold in the pot to pay for as much as was needed.
A different yarn was needed and this time the search went far and wide,
right across the land....
the most heavenly threads of Mulberry Silk and Baby Alpaca were found.
Stitches were cast on and the knitting began
and oh !
IT WAS JUST RIGHT !
The colour was sublime
the fluff was just fluffy enough
and two strands worked together made the perfect thickness.
Before long, the needles were clickety clicking
and the wrap was getting bigger and bigger..
and all will end happily ever after.
this wrap will now forever be known as The Goldilocks Wrap.
( and should you ever need to send out a search for this divine yarn you
will find it hidden in the kingdom of Loveknitting.com !)