I’m already thinking about what will be next to knit in 2016. I can make as many lists as I want but honestly, they are constantly changing as I’m inspired by other things I see.
Over the weekend I watched The Age of Adaline, a Blake Lively movie about a woman who stopped aging at age 29. It was a nice movie to watch while on the couch knitting and curled up with Cher, my husband was out for a few hours Christmas shopping so I relished having the house to myself. The thing that struck me was the wardrobe. Specifically the turtleneck she was wearing in the movie. I’m not a fan of turtlenecks myself (I do not have a lot of neck) but I loved the color palette of the sweater. And here’s the problem once you learn how to knit and feel confident in your skills, you don’t want to buy knit things, you want to make them for yourself.
I’ve had the Gradient Pullover in my library for a while and I realized it has the same soft color palette I loved in the Blake Lively sweater. The only thing is, this is knit in sport weight…I loathe knitting things below a size 7 needle. I do. It hurts my hand. But the yarn is a Cascade 220, so I could easily find this color in a worsted weight and just make the Lesley sweater from Home and Away instead, right?
Perhaps I’ll start mapping that out next. I am more confident I can match up my colors and sleeves in a project now, it’s just about making sure I have enough yarn to make it look good. But I can keep daydreaming about this while I finish up my sister’s sweater and a holiday sweater for myself before next week.
Any good knitting inspiration out there? And who is finished knitting their holiday gifts?