It’s a wonderfully, dreary day. The kind where you can’t go for a run, can’t get groceries easily and so say, “Why bother?” The kind of day where you are excused from rushing around… perfect for reading and piddling. I’ve been organizing my stash and planning my warm weather knitting. If I share it with you, I may actually get it all done within this year. Keep in mind that I didn’t go out and buy it all at once; it’s been collecting for some time, mostly on sale, and it’s ripe for de-stashing. Do not judge the stash.
I already mentioned the shorts I’ve begun, but I have the Downton Cowl on my needles, in madelinetosh DK (lowlands colorway.) It’s not far enough along to even have a photo. But it will be coming along soon and I’m hoping to do the Rathtrevor Mitts, from Jane Richmond’s Island, in the same color a little later.
On the Beach striped sweater, by Isabell Kraemer, with a sort of raw collar edge I love, in Capretta:
The Harnett Tank, by Allyson Dykhuizen, in Knit Picks Stroll Tonal, one that could actually get a lot of use in my climate:
I have to say that the above pattern seems so me that I got some Gynx Yarn in Catbus to combine with a tonal brown for a sockweight version in colors with less… “school spirit?” (I can’t say that phrase without mentally adding a lisp)
Another summery knit would be the Lace Stripes Tee . I know; I have exactly one million Allyson Dykhiuzen or Holla Knits patterns queued up. But I can’t help it, they are that good; plus I’m a creature of habit. So the Bamboo Ewe yarn, below, is what I would use, eventually.
Maybe I will finally get the Beulah Cardigan by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark, knit in Cascade 220:
Another one that’s not too heavy is the Serenity sweater by Sarah Fama, or another similar pattern from Rebecca Magazine, that looks like River’s square dancing-on-crack sweater from Firefly. I’ll use Knit Picks Aloft held with some Kidsilk Haze that is ancient. That’s knitting as archeology.
Somewhere in all of this I have to pick what I will knit in the Tops, Tanks, and Tees KAL hosted by Luvinthemommyhood. It could be some of the things I mentioned above, which would be simpler, but it will probably be something from the upcoming Spring/Summer Holla Knits patterns. That throws these de-stashing plans off, but just look at the link and see why.
Then, to the polar extreme, there is Aftur knit in Icelandic Istex Lett- Lopi that I can’t wait to cast on even though I know it will be itchy misery on my lap in the summertime.
Oh, and I still really want to make Agnes in Wool of the Andes Cadet:
I still plan to make the Sexxy Librarian sweater (yes, I feel silly every time I type or say that. I mean, I’ve got the librarian part down, but…), by Lilith Ubbelohde, in City Tweed. I really, really love City Tweed.
There are a couple of quick accessories that may or may not go with the wool I’ve chosen:
Simcoe Headband, by Tara Lynn Morrison, in Blue Sky Bulky. Now, I realize I haven’t experienced a day cold enough to wear this in two years, but it’s like one skein of yarn, and fast, so I’m doing it.
From the same book comes the Markham Loop Collar that I will try out of Martha Stewart Lofty Wool (ballpoint colorway) that was so cheap I had to get it. It may be a bit “too much” for this pattern but, again, I’m doing it. Besides I’ve never used loop stitch and it looks fun.
And last, but not least, is some Valley Yarn’s NorthHampton for a Joji Locatelli Dragonflies Jumper. It is destined to be.
If I can do this, I’ll be almost yarn free. I’m not counting scraps from these projects and the acrylic yarns from the garage.
That’s it. Oh my gosh, I completely bored the internet to death. But I do feel all fresh and focused.
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