Posted by Amber on June 14, 2006
I love starting new projects. Finishing is great, too, but starting rocks. I don’t know why, I joke a lot about knitting ADD, and I talk to other people about feeling all the different fibers and how great it is to try new things, but I’m not sure that sums it all up. I guess I feel like I’m making a dent in my giant closet-o-doom (that photo really, really needs to be updated. One of these days, between new projects), because a dent in the closet-o-doom means there’s room for new yarn. Maybe I just secretly hate committment.
I was on vacation last week. I finished four squares of my recycled silk pillow (the silk pillow plan deserves a post of it’s own – tomorrow, when I unpack). I think I can get five squares/ball – 15 squares total. It takes 4 squares to make a pillow, so I’ll be one short on 4 pillows. Maybe I’ll be lucky, and get 5.5 squares/ball.
I also started Durrow, for myself. I’m making the smallest size and so far it’s looking like it should work fine. The body is done in 4×2 rib all over, and I think it will cling nicely, without all that pesky waist shaping that never fits my waist. I’m using Cascade 220 in a color best described as coral. Cascade describes it as 7805, but I think Coral works better. I’m halfway through the decreases for the armholes in the back, and kind of wishing the sweater were done in the round (I know I bitched about that with Sitcom Chic, saying it was never ending, but seams — bah!). Today’s Tuesday, so the back will be done tomorrow; the front by the weekend, and I should be able to start the interesting and pretty part (the cables) on Monday at knitting group. I think I’m going to wrangle yarn, and do both arms at once. I picked up the yarn while on vacation: if it never goes in the yarn closet, is it really ever in the stash?
I’m not sure what comes next. Maybe four more silk squares (they’re really hard on the hands), or maybe a pair of socks. I picked up Nancy Bush’s “Knitting Vintage Socks” last week, and there’s a pair with diamonds (sort of a textured argyle style) that I’d like to make with my new gray koigu. I’d planned to make Knitpicks’ Kimono Style Sweater my next sweater, so maybe I’ll start that one. Or finish Tubey. I was going to do that this month, wasn’t I?