Daily Archives: August 28, 2007

Apparently I’m not so much into “small”

The exception to this is, of course, any time I think I can represent progress to myself. I wrote 300 words this morning, thus earning myself a blogging reward. And a piece of chocolate. Also, my 2nd pair of Monkeys is progressing through concerted effort at a rate of about 5% per day, which is small but incremental, and I cling to that.


On the not-so-small front, I’ve been contemplating my recent stash explosion enhancement, as well as my mental “to-knit list” for this fall and winter. It’s a mix of things I’ve had in the queue for a little while and things I am now inspired to make thanks to the sales, but I will say that, um…it sure ain’t small. Apparently I do not roll on the accessory-knitting train:

  1. Moderne Log Cabin Blanket(pdf), from Mason-Dixon Knitting (Jamieson’s Chunky Shetland)
  2. Venezia Pullover, by Eunny Jang for Interweave Knits Fall 2006 (Knit Picks Palette)
  3. Ribby Cardi, by Bonnie Marie Burns (Knit Picks Swish Superwash)
  4. Clapotis, by Kate Gilbert for Knitty (Patons SWS)
  5. Ragna, from Viking Patterns for Knitting by Elspeth Lavold (Briggs & Little Tuffy)
  6. ‘Street Smart’ Urban Aran (Patons Shetland Chunky)

Heh. I’m nothing if not ambitious. Check back around December and we’ll see how many of these things I’ve actually completed. Or almost-completed. Or started. Or…cast-on. ;)

There’s more, of course, like some socks (oh, poor Clessidra, I still haven’t knit you yet and your yarn is waiting) and a lone hat will jump into the queue as a gift for a friend, but this really just confirms for me that my knitting brain defaults to sweaters or projects of similar requirements of time or yarn.


When I look at my FO list on the sidebar, the sweaters strongly rival the socks – and in fact they would outnumber the socks in combination with similar projects like sleeveless tops or my After Dark nightie. I love sweaters. I have always loved them. My 2nd project I knit was a sweater, thus forever killing any sweater fear and making me get a confused look on my face when I hear other knitters say how they’re still waiting to ‘work up’ to making sweaters. Sweaters are my favourite. In fact, even putting that Jamieson’s Chunky Shetland to use for a blanket is really being challenged by the deep corners of my brain that keeps saying “No no, what you really want is a nice two-tone raglan cardigan…”

Is this just me? Should I be re-training myself to love hats and mittens and loosely knit scarves? While I contemplate that I’ll just be over here hugging my yarn and thinking comforting sweatery thoughts. Mmmm, sweaters…


Filed under future knit plans, stash, sweaters