My knitting space is a mess. My kitchen is still idling at 80% (by Tuesday I’ll be back to a functioning kitchen). I have a sleeve left on an Oatmeal sweater for myself but I don’t love the color of the yarn (too taupe). I’m knitting away furiously at my husband’s Sawyer so that I can have all my pieces finished by Thursday.
I’m doing a lot.
But I’m finally feeling better (I can breathe!) and I have zero plans this weekend which means I will have time to clean my house and knit. Oh and Manos del Uruguay yarns featured me on their Instagram account in my sweater I knit with their Gloria yarn (so yummy I bought more to make my sister a cardigan). I also think I’m going to knit myself a Trail Jacket next as a good work layering piece. I just can’t decide on making it in a deep teal, Kelly green or apple green yarn. Decisions, decisions – feel free to let me know what color you’d choose. Needless to say this weekend of zero obligations is a perfect way to end what has been an insanely hectic week. So I hope you have a weekend filled with knitting too!
I do this every year. I create spreadsheets and lists of what I want to knit between now and February. I’ve also been attempting to whittle down my stash and buy new yarn with my plan in mind. I try my best to stock up while things are on sale so that I get the most for my money. I would love it if every sweater in my closet was a hand knit, I want an awesome hand knit closet. Plus, I average about 2 1/2 weeks to complete a sweater, so I can feasibly make this wish list happen but I also know between work, teaching and making gifts for those close to me I might get through 3 or 4 of these sweaters this season. Now remember, this is just a list of what I want to knit for myself…this does not include what I want to make for others.
2. Lila Winter. This is another sweater from the Madder Anthology 2 and I have some deep teal Berroco Vintage Chunky that I think would be lovely with this pattern. It also has short row shaping at the hips and I love me some short row shaping!
4. Toulouse Pullover. Maybe it’s because I love Toulouse Street in New Orleans or maybe it’s because I love a good tie around the neck but I’ve wanted to make this sweater since I saw it the 2012 Knitscene. I have some very yummy Madelinetosh Vintage that I plan to make this with in a gorgeous pink colorway. This might be one of the first things I make for fall.
5. Trail Jacket. I get slightly overheated with knit sweaters so I like anything with an elbow length sleeve and this jacket would be perfect for my work wardrobe. I want to knit it with a Kelly Green Plymouth Yarn Encore ChunkyI’ve had in my stash for a bit. Green is my favorite color so I need a pretty green cardigan in my wardrobe.
And for my final choice, I’m a bit torn. I have enough Cascade 220 Superwash to complete one of these two sweaters. I purposefully bought it in a camel color so it could be a neutral I could wear all the time (because I’m notorious for making something in a neon bright and can’t wear it all the time). So which one of these should I make with it?
Option one is Beacon Hill by Jane Richmond. I love her patterns and this would be a visually interesting shawl collared cardigan with texture.
Option two is the Barn Sweater, another from the Madder Anthology 2. I can do three quarter or full length sleeves and it has pockets on the front as well. I keep going back and forth between the two and I just don’t know what I really want to make!
So what would you choose? Please help me decide or suggest another pattern to make me even more confused! Poll below.