What to Knit Next? Or Planning Ahead!

I have picked up the Entrlac Mobius for the Retreat and I am working on it again. I want to have a couple of different lace motifs for the squares. So I am doing lots of ripping out and back as I work on ideas. The Madeline Tosh Dk that I am working with certainly takes a lot of abuse!

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.

  • The Cowl for my Yarn Over Sweater

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!

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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