I wrapped up a design yesterday, and have started TWO more in the last 4 days. I love the unfolding potential of casting on a new thing EVEN MORE when it’s one of my own designs. But there’s not a lot to show for it…
So instead I’ll show you the things I wish I were knitting, if I had an extra pair of hands*
Dyer’s Delight on Ravelry
I don’t even remember how I stumbled onto this one, but look at the colors! She uses mini skeins dyed with koolaid, I’m sure you could use sock leftovers too. Look at the happy chevrons! Yes, there’s intarsia, but I think it’s the good kind of intarsia! And it’s certainly better than trying to sew up all those little strips!
I love cables, I LOVE shoulder cables! But let’s be honest, what I really love here is that shade of red. Although I am chronically unable to knit a sweater in the yarn that’s recommended, and I still want to cast on Right Now. So clearly it’s not just the yarn that’s calling to me.
This vest is in the summer issue of Interweave Knits. I think I’d wear it just like this one- over a tank top to dress it up enough to wear to work. Or maybe that’s just my dream outfit since our offices are still so cold I’m wearing the bulkiest handknit sweaters in my collection… I even have some Mirasol cotton yarn in my stash that I think would be perfect for this vest!
Wrought Socks on Ravelry
Waitaminute! How’d these get on the list? Oh yeah, because I had to put my orange wrought socks into the hibernation pile while I work on some designs. See? this is why I have lots of incomplete socks, and lots 2 year old socks that are starting to wear through…
What do you wish you were knitting right now? Or are you knitting exactly what you want to be knitting?
*I’ve thought about this. I think if you had two pairs of hands you’d want to switch off between which pair were knitting and which pair were doing the day-to-day activities. Otherwise the always-knitting hands would get really tired.
Also, what would you do when you just wanted to sit and knit? Could you knit two things at once? Or would you just give one pair of hands a break?