Which rekindled my interest in these graphic sweaters that were popularized by the Canadian yarn companies Mary Maxim and White Buffalo in the 50s and 60s.
Which led me to poking around on Etsy for other Cowichan sweaters, the prices of which making me think I should just suck it up and knit my own. (They’re knit with bulky yarn on big needles, so the pain of intarsia wouldn’t last too long.)
Which made me sad that I sold my copy of Salish Indian Sweaters by Patricia Gibson Roberts. (I needed the money.)
Which made me look for the book on half.com, the prices of which making me wish I had gotten more for the copy I sold.
Then I wondered if any bloggers had documented the knitting of such a sweater, and I found this completely unhelpful post on eHow that not only doesn’t give yarn amounts or charts, it doesn’t even show a picture of a Cowichan sweater in the post.
Then I tried to find this particular buffalo pattern, but couldn’t, so I closed all my browswer tabs and made a ginger-blackberry-banana smoothie.
Do your mornings ever go this way?