Remember when you would go out to eat with your parents and they’d see what you ordered and say your eyes were bigger than your stomach? That’s the way I am when planning for a knit-a-long. I over-estimate my abilities and time. But what’s the fun of eating out and just ordering something like the sandwich you would normally eat when you can have steak with a milkshake?
This is my thinking as I prep for a few upcoming KALs. Very Shannon’s Summer Sweater Knitalong starts today and I’ve been saving my Cascade 220 Paints yarn in Emerald City, above, just waiting to make it with this group.
I’m also casting on for Stonecutter , by Michele Wang, this week so I’ll have a more complicated pattern on the needles too. I can leave it at home, in my dome of concentration (my spot on the couch), while Ease can go with me anywhere.
For Stonecutter I’m using Wool of the Andes Tweed yarn in dove heather. I love the idea of having such a neutral cabled sweater in my closet.
If I have time after that I want to knit an Aidez, by Cirilia Rose. In bulky Brava how can I not have time for this? It will be my new around the house sweater, replacing the sad, pilled specimen I religiously pull out of my closet as the temperature drops.
So, this is my steak with a milkshake. If I can’t finish it all before the KAL is over, no big deal. Usually, I do eventually finish what I start. You can join in too. There are lots of new members joining the Ravelry group today and much inspiration on the SSKAL Pinterest board.