Sometimes we just wanna have fun! And the projects we choose will quite often reflect that mindset. Right now I am working on the pattern for Cossack. It is almost done, but I have hit a little snag – a pair of mittens to be exact.
There was just enough Dolce Vita left to cuff a pair of mittens! I have knit the first and started on the second, but I need another ball of the Alfa. So I will continue on them tonight! Meanwhile the pattern is basically written. I need to add a bonus mitten pattern now – it won’t take long – the mitten itself is really basic but so much fun!
Irish has tails – or at least one is knit. I have decided to give Irish a cut-away front with a vented back with tails – short rows – lots of them. The sleeves will have a gentle (in other words, not too big) bell shape. I am going to edge the sleeves and body with a little welting, instead of ribbing. The neck and back vent will have button detailing. I can see it clear as day in my head. And at the rate I am going I will be able to wear it in not too long!
Yarn-Over is a fabulous yarn. I have knit it quite firmly, right now it is close to 18 st/4in. It will block to 16 st/4in. Emily (my friend and boss) informs me that Irish is quite the plainest sweater I have ever knit. I really did want the yarn to have center stage!
Why play? I am taking next week off of work. I am not sure what I will doing – knitting of course – but as for the rest of the time – nothing is planned. Maybe some shopping in Victoria, a drive up to Courtney…… no plans, just time. Have you got any suggestions? What do you do in your “play” time? A project that was just simply fun, or an activity that makes you smile, please feel free to share.
If it was summer I would have some knitting to paint! But I do have projects to finish; Citron is so close, maybe I should finish it off; so is Chinese Opera; Eerie; and Purple “Wrap”sody. Let see what I can finish!
Maybe I’ll start something new! OHH!