It was pointed out last night at knitting that i am a terrible blogger. But I have been meaning to post about this!
The awesome Yarn Harlot recently blogged about her annual case of startitis
Which got me thinking… I have a very strong desire to knit ALL THE THINGS, but especially all the WARM things, what with going to London! I’ve got a few projects i desperately want to do before i go, but i also want to finish all my WIPs!
so things i want to knit
I cast these on week before last and should have them done on Thursday. I don’t particularly like the thumb in this pattern, and if i knit them again i would work my regular thumb gusset and work another round or two after the little finger.
Other than this though i love them! I added an extra ruffle and put them a bit closer together because who doesn’t like an extra ruffle.
I feel like these will be awesome for when i need to keep my hands warm but have my fingers available for oyster cards etc.
From the same book i want to knit Chevalier* for when it’s F***ing cold. these are knit in a bulky yarn so should only take me one or two days. I’ve actually had the yarn combo picked out for a while, so will be nice to finally do these!
And i want to knit a cowl or possibly two. I have a few patterns queued for stash yarn so will do one of those. I’ve been told that having a cowl close to the neck and then a scarf is a must for a UK winter.
On counterpoint I have the WIPS…
Sylvi is going great guns and will be finished before i go. I really want to line it, but i think there’s probably a level of CBFedness i can’t quite get past with everything else going on
Gossamer is a project i started in 2010 and i JUST NEED TO FINISH! especially now it’s on the interesting bit. the good news is it’s really light so i could pack it to knit in the UK, but i won’t wear it til summer over there, so would rather finish it and put it in storage til i get back. but i don’t want to put it in storage on the needles (or cable as the case is atm)
This is a bit of an ongoing project that i pick up every now and again. It has the same problems as Gossamer in that i probably won’t wear it in london much but i hate the idea of putting it in storage unfinished. (even though it’s been about 2 years between working on it at some points!)
The sock yarn leftover blanket is very happy to be popped away and added to when i have sock yarn left overs from the UK!
so that’s kinda the plan, but there’s one other thing to consider… baby knits! Oh yeah… i would really like to try and get one thing done for my bestie before i head off.
but i have finished a present for my darling canadian friend