Going through the stash over the weekend got me started on Fall and Winter projects. When I wrote up my list of projects that I’m interested in I realized that the yarn just doesn’t mesh with the projects.
Hence that stash sale.
Since I love to make lists and jot things down, but am terrible at keeping track of them, I’m putting them up here so I can refer back to them (and laugh at myself when come December I haven’t knit a single one of them!).
Airy Cardi from IK Winter 2004
I can dress it up for work and play it down with jeans and a T for the weekend. It calls for GGH Kid Soft. Has anyone used Kid Soft? What’s a good alternative? Kid Silk Haze? La Gran?
Elfin from Rowan 34
I still love her! Lately I’ve been thinking it’d be great in a deep purple or green. I might need to play down the ruffle along the front though — I’m not sure how that would look on someone who’s busty. Any opinions here?
Lacy Pullover from Family Circle Fall 2005
Klaralund gone classy. It would be a quick knit and be something dressier than I’ve considered making in a while.
Ruffled Wrap from Family Circle Fall 2005
Yup, that makes three mohair sweaters on the list. But I still think it’d be a lovely top to knit and wear.
Ava from Rowan 34
You either love her or you hate her. I think the lace up front is fun. Intarsia — not so fun. I would probably embroider the design on rather than all that fiddly multi-color crap. Plus the curves would be curvier, and that makes me happy.
Martha from Rowan 37
I love the design but it’s just not going to happen for this summer. So I’m considering making it a cool weather cardi. Maybe out of Baby Ull?
The swatches are in Silky Wool. I’m thinking of a top with different colored sleeves. I haven’t ironed out any of the details yet. The colors above are claret (darker one for the body) and deep pink (sleeves). I also LOVE LOVE LOVE some of the Silky Tweed colors so I might change my mind.
When I look at all the images and yarns types a couple of things strike me:
- None are less than 5spi, and one is even 7spi. I’ve learned over the past year that I just don’t like heavier gauge garments. Accessories, sure. But I just don’t want to wear an aran gauged sweater very often.
- Where’d the cables go? I’ve been cable-crazy the past few years, but I’m taking a simpler approach lately. I have a confession to make. I’m even considering packing away St Brigid until next winter. I love the sweater but it’s not enticing me to knit it right now.
- I’m trying to branch out color-wise. I always go for dark colors because I’m self-conscious of wearing light colors on my chest. I want to break out of that. I’m considering a light green for the Airy Cardi, and the purple I mentioned for Elfin is pretty different for me as well.