Friday, December 02, 2005

Next Knitting!

For those that are still furiously holiday knitting, don't forget to call 1-877-SOS-KNIT (toll free in the US and Canada!)

I had all these ambitions for holiday knitting, but quickly threw in the towel and will have to space my holiday knitting over the course of a year, I think. All I accomplished was this before I got distracted by selfish knitting. Of course, it doesn't help that I did rounds of scarves last year - and I still have a few people in my family who have not received anything hand knit yet - I'm sure I'll have to remedy that soon or people will think I'm playing favorites :P - or perhaps I should just learn from Kiki's comments on Gift Knitting.

Anyhow, I'm now pondering what next to cast on for - I'm planning on starting up some more amigurimi crochet, mostly because it's a little faster (or so it seems) but then again it could well be because they are all such small projects they fly off the hook quickly! Other than a pair of socks that are nearing their finish, I'm sans projects right now (amazing!!!)

So...what *shall* I cast on for next? I'm partially of a mind to get a whole mess of projects for felting going - that way I can stuff them all in the wash at the same time...but at the same time, there are plenty of other things to cast on for as well - I've got plenty of yarn in the stash that needs to be whittled down. What *is* a blogger to do? Why turn it over to her readers of course :) Please vote, I'll probably cast on for the top 2 items.

By the way, I may have finally found a pattern that might suit my husband (who has, to date, turned down the offers of sweaters, socks, slippers and clogs). What miracle pattern brought about this change? Hello Yarn's "We Call them Pirates." Of course, as luck would have it, I do not have yarn for that pattern - which would mean stash enrichment rather than stash busting - oh well ;)

Help me decide - what shall I cast on for next? (you can pick more than 1!)
They Call Them Pirates Hat - yarn needed!
Miter Squares (for a blanket) - Cotton Ease Stashbuster
Socks! (pattern TBD) - Sock Yarn Stashbuster
Aran Sweater (I'm liking Irish Moss by Starmore) - Natural Wool Stashbuster
Kitty Pi Bed - Reclaimed Felting Yarn Stashbuster
Buttonhole Bag - Felting Wool Stashbuster
French Market Bag - Felting Wool Stashbuster
Minis (sweaters and socks) - ornaments for NEXT YEAR
Lace scarf - Doucer et Soie Stashbuster
forget the knitting, what happened to the spinning?!


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Chris said...

Todd definitely needs that pirate hat! I'll gladly join you in the hunt for the yarn :)

Creative Genius? said...

Oh no - do the buttonhole bag.... you have the yarn, it's quick, fun and can be done in less than FIVE hours... and then you have one FO and can be on to something else!!!