Now that the holidays are over and I am done knitting gifts I am consumed with the desire to cast on all the projects that have been calling to me.
- Hiro by Julia Farwell-Clay. I’ve been hearing lots of folks talking about this pattern lately. Seeing the sweater knitted for @justrunknit by one of her pals decided me. This sweater is gorgeous and such a fun opportunity to play with color. Also, it’s worsted weight, so it won’t take forever.
- Another Baable hat. I knitted one and that wasn’t enough. I need to make another. Maybe I’ll knit a sheepy sunset. Definitely going to use Susan B. Anderson’s modifications again. This hat would be unwearably large for me if I knitted the original size.
- Ariel by Brandy Velten because I have the most perfect yarn ever for this in my stash. Northern Lights, by Cyborg’s Craft Room. Can’t wait for this sweater.
- Sheep Heid hat by Kate Davies. Because no one can have enough sheep to wear on their head. Perhaps I’ll clean up and spin some of the Shetland , CVM and Cormo fleece I have in my stash and knit the entire thing from handspun, naturally colored wool. That would be a good project. And not nearly so intimidating as spinning enough yarn for a sweater.
- Peerie Flooers mittens by Kate Davies. I think I have enough fingering weight scraps of the right colors to knit these now. I’m not much of a sock knitter, so colorwork mittens are my purse project of choice.
As I said, I’d like to cast on all these projects…but I won’t, because I have far too many neglected UFOs to tend to first.
- Nearly-Headless Noodle. Poor little thing. He’s not only headless, he’s missing all his limbs, his tail, his ears, and well…pretty much everything. I’ve got to finish this little guy. Although I might start him over at a tighter gauge.
- Docklight. I put this one aside to knit my husband’s #NaKniSweMo2015 sweater. But now I can knit away on this one full speed.
- The little Clara dress I started over the holidays. I don’t really have any guilt feelings about this one yet. But I should try to finish it before next Christmas.
- Evenstar shawl, which I used to find so stimulating. I’m sure I would again if I would just pick it up. The yarn is amazing (Grinning Gargoyle 100% silk!). The pattern is amazing. The only thing not amazing is my progress. It’s been sitting for almost two years. Time to reenergize.
Willpower. Must use willpower.