Last week, after I discovered that the red vest I've been knitting for six months is way out of proportion and tossed it far away, and the Lelah knitting gave me backpains (a soft but very sturdy yarn), I was quite disoriented. What is my Next Project? What yarn? What to do? I've been longing for a big shawl, preferably soft and triangular. The internet is just crammed with free patterns. The only thing missing is yarn, and since I'm so broke it actually hurts there isn't much to do about it. In a blaze of light, practically, it hit me that I had 300 grams of a rough Swedish bright purple 3-ply frogged and reskeined wool in the basement. I also found a pattern that doesn't require miles and miles of yarn, just somewhat less than what I actually have. For the moment I can't seem to send a photo of this little thing from my cellphone to my email address, and I can't find the pattern on the web, but I'll post a pic as soon as I can.
During the last week I have also had the time to reflect upon what will be my next project. I've found, in Fi
's deep dungeons of really old patterns, a sporty 60's sweater with a kind of sailor collar, which might look great in Vivaldi
. Since it has an enourmous yardage, I will definately make a swatch to see if it looks OK. It might make a really nice, soft yet warming summer sweater.
I am also thinking about spicing up this blog with some free patterns and stuff, but I'm not really sure how to do it. Tips are very much appreciated!
Since there has been a very VERY low interest for my yarn sale, I might start to knit baby stuff from the CottonViscose. Many of my friends have babies now, and there are still more to come, so I might as well. Tips are very much appreciated!
Next week I have made the arrangementsrequired for a knitting café for all the happy knitters in my programme. I don't know how many we are, but at least two. I would like to have an exciting project to show off, but the shawl is probably finished by then. I don't want to bring an old, boring not-really-finished project, but I don't think I can afford buying new yarn before next Friday, and the café is on Tuesday... Tips are very much appreciated!
Also, if I don't go for the 60's sweater, I think I'll go for Eunny's argyle vest
, the bestest yarn ever.