I am in a quandary. I have quite a few things that I need to knit for the Retreat, Spring Classes etc. These are known and factored in to my knitting schedule. But what should I knit for myself, in the times in between the must knits of working!
I have some absolutely gorgeous Yarn Over from Green Mountain Spinnery in a very rich green shade. This yarn is a wool, mohair blend that has great “Cush” and bounce! I love the way that it feels. I have the sweater in mind, a simple top-down raglan with some lace in the sleeve and I have already knit the neck detail, a simple lace cowl.
I could finish Eerie – it is almost half done!
Or there is some Madeline Tosh Pashmina on hold at work in a gorgeous grey purple colour called Thicket!
There are many others but those three are definitely front-runners! I find that I like to have a plan for my knitting. I don’t always – you can put seldom in that spot – follow the plan. There are ideas and yarns that sometimes demand immediate attention, but I do like a plan. It is a rock that I can retreat too when things are not working out the way I like!
Do you plan your knitting? Or is the next project, just that – next, unknown – waiting to be found and then knit after you finish your current project! I couldn’t take the suspense – I like to know! And then be able to change on the whim! But the knowing ahead is my anchor!
I think that the Yarn Over sweater will win, simply because I know what I want to do and it will be quick to knit! The Eerie is known and will be finished, but there is no mystery there. I love it – I know that it is working – therefore it may wait a little longer! The Pashmina, not sure what I want to do yet, the ideas are still percolating!
Thanks for helping me sort out my knitting plans – it always helps to set things down and review what you have been thinking!