The Owl is taking flight!

Okay, so today I made a snap decision and I am going to begin the Owls sweater by Kate over at Needled as my next project instead of the Sylvi Coat. Kate is hosting a contest and when I saw that, I thought to myself, "Who has two thumbs and loves free stuff? This guy!" (pointing at myself of course.) I am still working on Prudence, but as we knitters tend to do, we start a new project while the other is still going. Anyway, after much deliberation, I am going to knit the Owls in Lamb's Pride Bulky in the Brown Heather. Now, I know this isn't the fanciest of yarns, but I absolutely love it! I use it for so much already (even Sylvi), and I really wanted to try something new with this project. I considered the O-wool Bulky and Rowan Cocoon, but this particular color of Lamb's Pride Bulky kept calling my name, and I just decided it had to be. My co-worker Sandy over at JBW even said, you have to use what is right for the project. I concur! So i'll be getting the yarn this weekend and starting early next week hopefully giving myself enough time to push through Prudence quite a bit more. I'm just getting a bit bored with knitting stockinette in the round forever and ever, with a few decreases and increases in there for a bit of interest. Of course, all of this is with a DK weight yarn on size 5 needles. I'll be happy to trade them in for a size 10 or 10.5 and some bulky yarn. As cold as it is here in Reno right now, i'll be read for a nice new warm sweater to wear! And then of course comes Sylvi, as I already have the yarn stashed away and glaring at me from my yarn shelving and saying "knit me, knit me." I promise my lovelies, I will knit you soon...