Happy Sunday everyone! I’ve definitely fallen off the Year of Projects (Rav link) train, but that’s ok! I have some things I want to write about today so we’ll call this a YoP post 🙂
I have exciting news! I had a very productive knitting day yesterday (I spent most of the day at a church meeting which was really good for knitting) and I am through the stickiest part of the test knit and now have only a simple pattern to go! It’s quite likely that I will finish this week (though the bind off will be… lengthly)! And while it still will be a while before I can show this project off, I figured I’d start to do some daydreaming about what to knit next. I mean, aside from the several other projects on the needles, cause where’s the fun in that?! Plus this is definitely in the spirit of my YoP list. The second item on this list was work through sweater stashes, and somehow that’s what I’m dreaming of right now (even though all these were added after the YoP list was made, oops).
I think practically, the first thing I should start is Princess Fiona (Rav link). My friends are doing the same thing we did last year, knitting sweaters for Rheinbeck in matching yarn, and this year we got this beautiful deep purple. This yarn was great because it actually came in different weights so people could really do what they wanted! Two of my friends are actually almost close to done, so I think I should get started! I’m excited because Princess Fiona was one of the first sweaters I favorited on Ravelery, before I even started knitting sweaters! I think it will be a great mix of ease and fun and look really nice in this color.
But a close second would be a Wavelength sweater. I like the idea of knitting at a looser gauge that I’m doing now, and this uses DK yarn. The Quiet Queer Craftalong is coming up, and last year Brooke of Fully Spun participated, which is what I would use for the CC. If I run out of the main CC I also have a skein of yarn I dyed which would also fit. So maybe I’ll try to finish Princess Fiona by July and work on Wavelength during some of the craft along.
BUT it’s going to be summer here in Connecticut, and who really wants to be knitting full size sweaters?! I bought a kit for Elymus (Rav Link) from Farmer’s Daughter Fibers, and I like the idea of a quicker garment knit with a color scheme that’s a little outside my normal. It would be a great layering piece for fall.
And then I haven’t even touched my Christmas gift yarn! I got this yarn as a kit to make a sweater from a designer who I now feel less good about promoting, so I’m searching for a new pattern. When I was looking up for the link for Wavelength, I just noticed that the Eleven Twelve Sweater by Tina is in fingering weight (for some reason I thought it was DK) and that might look really nice with this! Though I don’t think I’d have enough of the CC so maybe I’d just make the bottom stockinette with the MC.
Sigh, I have too much yarn and I just want to knit ALL THE THINGS. But it’s fun to dream, isn’t it? I hope you all have a good week! I’m hoping to pop back in on Wednesday for an Unraveled Wednesday post as I may have hit a slight reading stride again. Talk soon!