I have a million things in my queue, always. But I am also an easily distracted knitter. I love knitting sweaters but at some point the body construction bores me to tears. So I do something quick in between. I’m currently working on a cardigan for my cousin, who I love knitting for because she is the smallest size so things move quickly. I’ve got the bottom completed and just have the picked up stitch ribbing and the sleeves left to do, but the body bored me. So when I got bored I whipped up a tie for my husband and now he wants more! So of course as I was working on this neverending cardigan and then this quick tie I decided to buy yarn for the Togue Pond tank.
I’m tempted to put the cardigan down and whip this up for my trip to Savannah with my husband coming up. I mean, who doesn’t need a light and breezy tank? I picked up some more of my favorite Berroco Modern Cotton in a neutral grey shade. I loved this yarn so much after making my North Fork a few weeks ago, I knew I needed to make myself another summer friendly knit. I favorited this pattern in Ravelry a year ago after reading about it on Karen’s blog, Fringe Association (I love knitting blogs, love them!). And after doing more and more complex things I decided to not be afraid of a bottom up project. Plus, this is a Pam Allen project and I like how her patterns are written, so clearly this is a must knit for me.
Okay, I’ve talked myself into this. I’m swatching tonight and putting the cardigan on hold. Maybe I’ll pick the cardigan back up and work on it in the car…I mean, it’s always cold in Chicago so there’s no urgency to making this, right?
7 Replies to “In My Queue : Togue Pond”
Looks like a perfect all purpose summer knit!
I think I’m obsessed with summer knits right now. Plus I love the Berroco Modern Cotton.
Well that’s one of the best things about knitting right? Fifty million patterns in your queue to distract you and of course … you MUST start another one when you become bored by your current project! 😀
Since you’re already talking about swatching later … I don’t even have to say “do it!” 😀
I started knitting it last night. Almost got my 2 inches of ribbing started and soon I’ll be on to the body!
Sweater Queen is your new name. The initials even match SQ — sweater quantity. LOLOLOL!
I’m thinking of making this top, and it was so interesting finding your blog, because I’m so scared of top down projects! I’m from Norway and almost all projects start from the bottom up here.
Bottom up was scary! I much prefer a top down and the opportunity to try it on as I go!