Monday, April 09, 2007

So many ideas, so little time

My brain has been swirling lately with ideas for knitting projects. There are so many things I want to cast on; sometimes I think that, instead of having a stash that exceeds my life expectancy, I have project ideas that exceed my anticipated time on this earth. It's so frustrating; I seriously need to win the lottery. And get a bionic wrist (mine's bothering me a little lately).

Here's what has made the short list right now:

On the needles is EZ's baby surprise jacket, in Cascade 220. I got three skeins in a swap a while back (two blue and one multi-colored), and I decided to use them to try out this amazing feat of engineering. Amazing is the right word; I look at what I'm doing, and I look at the pics and directions, and I'm not entirely sure how this is all going to work out. But I'm putting my faith in EZ and pressing on.

Above the BSJ-in-progress is one sock and some good intentions. I keep thinking I should cast on the second sock so it's handy when I need some knitting that doesn't require concentration (I have to keep checking when to do the increases and decreases on the BSJ). But I'm so fascinated by the BSJ, and eager to see how this all works out, that I keep putting off that second sock.

Both of these items will probably go to Afghans for Afghans, for their Mother's Day Campaign.

This weekend I sorted through the big box o' yarn sent to me by another CIC-knitter. Lots of tapestry yarn, plus a few skeins of sport weight and one worsted, and several skeins of mohair. Right now, CIC has lots of socks, and they are asking for vests and sweaters. I'm thinking of ways I can use up some of the tapestry yarn, especially those colors where there isn't enough for a pair of socks. Stripes, of course, come to mind, and this pattern seems a good candidate. I can't handle much purling, tho' (until I get that bionic wrist), so I'm wondering how this would work in garter stitch.

And the ideas start swirling again, and I'm itching to cast on for another project.



At 3:30 PM, Blogger AlisonH said...

Ah, there you are--I had to delete the period after the address from your email to knittalk to find your blog. Got it. Thank you for knitting for Afghans for Afghans! That is such an incredible organization: they make it so we knitters can create one-on-one world peace, reaching out in wooly warmth. Cool.

At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Jan said...

I know what you mean about the number of ideas. I'm at SABLE (stash accumulation beyond life expectancy), but I'm also at IABLE or IABKTA (idea accumulation beyond knitting time available)!

Most of my knitting is charity, as my guild is charity chartered, and what isn't charity is given to family and friends. The things for me are faaaaar and feeeeeew between!


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