Planz: I haz them!
Posted by Amber on December 11, 2008
I know, you’d never guess I have a list of things I want to make if you say, looked at my ravelry queue. But let me tell you about my plans!
Right now I’m working on a bottom up seamless raglan, ala Elizabeth Zimmerman:
It’s Shelridge Farm W4, in “Pink Lemonade.” I loved this color a few years ago when I bought it, but now I’m finding it a little …pink. I’ve started knitting a sweater with this very yarn twice before, and frogged twice before, so this time I’m thinking of overdying. If I don’t have enough to make a few swatches with when I’m done (I’m concerned about running out, more on that later) I might buy one more ball in a different dye lot, and then do some experimentation with Kool Aid/food coloring … maybe even “real” dyes. We’ll see. Or maybe the …pink will grow on me.
As soon as that’s on the drying rack I have this:
Black Water Abbey Yarns‘ 2-ply worsted. I’m going to make a Mariah, but top down, and with pockets (possibly pockets with zippers to replicate my favorite (but now dead) fleece from Eddie Bauer. I loved being able to zip my pockets shut and not worry about my keys falling out.) Need to chart that one.
Aurora 8 in gray, raspberry and white. I need to wash the gray to get the kinks out, and also test to see if the red bleeds. Then I’m going to make a top down raglan ala Marnie McClean’s Sam I Am cardigan (I’m thinking of doing corrugated ribbing though…I wonder if corrugated ribbing is hard to do flat). Since I got the yarn at Stitch DC I think this will mostly be an “at work” project. I’m also going to experiment with increasing the sleeves at a different rate from the body. I always wind up with more sleeve stitches than I need.
Maple Creek Farm Boucle and Yarn Love Charlotte Bronte (aran) to make a Cathode. I’ve begun to worry the Boucle is too thin, so I might try and find a hank of their sock yarn in the same colorway (Pebbles). I might then switch the contrast yarn over to something less overwhelming, like black.
(Also on my shelf, some pretty gray-silver yarn to make a raglan with some cables; some browny-gray yarn to make a Tangled Yoke; some purple tweed for a cabled vest; some blue tweed for something ala Kim Hargreaves’ Salina [ravlink]…)
…I think I may need to be taking some time off work to finish these before classes start up again (Jan 20th).