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I have to make a lot of choices now. That is not a favorite thing for me to do. You see, I am a Libra. Libras have to weigh every option, back and forth.
Do I write in English, Icelandic or both? (Comments welcomed). That is one of the choices. The other is what to make the baby outfit out of.
The pattern calls for Mandarin Petit but gives SISU as substitute. MP is 100% Egyptian cotton and SISU is 80% wool (20% nylon). I like to work with natural fibers, especially wool. I've used SISU quite some in the past and it is very nice to work with (made socks and blankets). I could also use Lanett (100% wool) and today I though of Kambgarn (100% Icelandic wool). All these have apprx. the same gauge (prjónfestu). All this yarn (except for Kambgarn) is imported by Tinna and they have some (limited) info.
Lanett is my least favorite, I've used it for the Helmet-hat and it unplied too much (the plies came to easily untangled - þræðirnir fóru of auðveldlega í sundur)
I've been wanting to try Kambgarn for some time but didn't think of a project yet. Maybe this could be it?
MP is cotton and I think the sweater and the pants would look good in cotton, perhaps better than in wool?
SISU is the recommended substitute - but not the only - why not become a little adventurous? Plus, it is only 80% wool and these garments don't need a lot of extra support from the nylon (not like socks and the blankets (vagnteppi).
So what should I do? I would appreciate comments to help me decide. I have already come up with one solution, to use cotton for the sweater/pants and wool for the hat/booties! Wool is much more practical for those items anyhow. But will the outfit still look like one outfit (not from two different outfits)?
As you can see I am making this far more difficult than I have to!