So, don't you agree that it's always a little bit of a let down to finish some great project and then have to fish around for what to do next? That's where I'm finding myself now. Not that I don't have projects in the wings to do... oh yes, there are things for me to work on for sure.
My Shawl Collared Pullover is lacking just one sleeve and the neckband before it can be seamed up. Sorry that I don't have any pictures of it today, but I really do love the sheen of the cash iroha I'm using. I've discovered in the past that that yarn is a little soft for seaming though. Anyone else have any thoughts on that? I think the one thing that keeps me from finishing the knitting is knowing that I'm going to have to find some other yarn to do the finishing with.
And I've been working on my Sockapalooza socks the past couple of days. As you can see, I've finished the first one, and am lacking just a few inches on the cuff of the second. I'm looking forward to having these done and out of the way. I'd like to cast on the Stashbuster Spirals for the Six Sox KAL already, but I must get the Sockapalooza's off the needles first.
And of course hush-hush sits in an uncompleted pile upstairs (out of sight, of course) while my Chicknits Eyelet Cardi begs for attention from the dining room table.
But I need to find that next inspiring knit.
Everything I've done so far this year has been pink tinged, so I've decided the next thing will be from the opposite side of the color wheel. Plus, this will likely (hopefully?) get finished in March, which is a very "green" month, what with St. Paddy's day and all. So with that in mind, I've pulled all the greens from my stash and here's what I've come up with.
Ok, so not much to choose from, and technically not any of it is a true green color, but it's what's in the stash. That's Classic Elite Lush in the springy Keys Green on the left, Manos del Uruguay #35 Uranium, a mossy sort of green on top, Rowan Yorkshire Aran Tweed in maze, a blue-green on the right, and some Jo Sharp DK Tweed in Saltbush, a very gray-green at the bottom. Oh yeah, and there's this silkroad aran from my most recent stash enhancement activities. I'm leaning toward using the Lush to make the Leaf Cardigan from the Winter 02/03 IK. The Manos could be for the Tilted Jacket from the Winter 04 IK, the Rowan yarn, well, I have no plan for it but am open to suggestions, and the Jo Sharp DK has always been destined to be Rogue. As for the Silkroad Aran, I've been imagining it as a Retro Prep Cardigan from the Fall 02 IK, although it's a heavier gauge than that called for in the pattern. But if some people can turn Kureyon into a retro prep, I've got high hopes for this.
So I'll be mulling over these choices, counting up skeins and comparing to yarn requirements, and maybe doing a little swatching on the side of knitting socks over the weekend. Have a good one everybody!