Tuesday, June 13, 2006

new new new: what to do do do?

if you take a look at the good ol' sidebar (the left one), things are getting pretty hairy again. i'm fickle. sometimes inspiration strikes and i have to cast on immediately if not sooner. this can pay off, as in exhibit A, or it can be a total disaster, like exhibit B, no--exhibit B-v2...no, no, i really mean exhibit B-v3.

the point is, i tend to finish things really quickly or not at all. and although i'm feeling a great deal of guilt right now about the sheer number of unfinished projects that are taking over my bedroom, i feel the need to make something newwwwwwww.

so here's my thoughts. i have a bunch of debbie bliss chunky cashmerino.
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky
i kind of want to make an anthropologie capelet but i also thought about making a bolero with an allover cable pattern, kind of like this, but not really. something more chunky suitable that buttons in the middle.

i also need a project for this debbie bliss cathay.
Debbie Bliss Cathay
I was thinking of starting with grumperina's picovoli pattern and modifying it to be pretty and ruffly, like Lola from rowan 33. i also have a ball of cream and one of pink in cathay that i might incorporate for the edgings somehow.

also, before you know it, fall and winter will be upon us. i have the cone of cascade 220 calling my name. All hail the CONE!
Cascade 220 cone
i want to make a cute modern cardigan, kind of like the green one in knit1, but not really. maybe with wide ribbed button bands but with a scoop neck collar and more of a rounded bottom, like this kim hargreaves number.

finally, i'd like to knit up my hipknits silk.
Hipknits Aran Silk
i had started annie modesitt's silk ribbed corset, but i really hate ribbing. and the multi-colored silk was putting all that detail to waste. i was thinking of frogging and making a green gable from zephyrstyle, but modified to have a lace panel at the bottom, like turtlegirl's.

oh yeah, and i also wanted to make some kind of cabled vest using my yellow blue sky cotton, but that's still kind of in the thawing stage, as i want to finish ms. marigold first to see if i can finagle it top-down, so for now i will leave it out as a viable option.

right now i'm working on my cape cod socks. i could try to persevere and make a return to some of my other projects, but realistically i'll probably start something new. so what should it be?

8 comments:

  1. Something with the silk, for sure. The colors are SO lovely, they beg to be seen knitted up! Why not try knitting something with the stitch pattern from Jaywalkers - a wrap or scarf? Also, I can say that the tank from LMKG is GORGEOUS in variegated silk! It does stretch a lot though so I would make it smaller than you think you would actually wear. (the 32 fits my 36 perfectly. weird!)

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  2. Hmmm I vote for the Cathay... I'm in the middle of a wool project right now and I'm so sick of it, I just want to knit something light and summery already! The silk is also gorgeous but so many people have knitted Picovoli that it would probably give you fewer headaches...

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  3. I'd like to vote for the 1st capelet as your next project, it's quite pretty. I'm tempted to knit one for myself!

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  4. Wow. Those are all such great projects! My vote is for either the cardigan or the capelet.
    I really like the Kim Hargreaves number!

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  5. Turtlegirl's green gable was *seriously* cute....

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  6. I am torn between the modified green gables top and the cardigan with the cascade 220. Hmmmmm. What yarn would be better to knit with in the summer, the silk?

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  7. I've been coveting the green cardigan in knit1 also.

    Where did you find a cone of cascade 220?? I love cones.

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  8. I love the caplet and the Picovoli

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