Saturday, January 06, 2007

New projects, old projects and time to move on.

I've been trying to plan out my year in knitting all week and having very little success. I want to make some socks (I've got to get started on those two miles of sock yarn!), I want to make a sweater for my middle daughter and I want to make some shawls. However, I also need to finish my DH's Aran Sweater, I've started a baby sweater for one of my husband's coworker's son and I need to do something with all that Yorkshire Tweed.

How to combine all these projects in one timeline? I think I am going to start with my Lisa Souza yarns first, just because I love the feel of this yarn and can't wait to use it.

Like a lot of people, I've purchased Lisa Souza's Violet's Pink Ribbon sock yarn and, while I love the yarn, I am not a pink person. I wear a lot of black. Who doesn't - it's slimming and it goes with everything! I may also be revealing my age but I like to make my shoes, belt and purse match. And that is almost always - black. Now, I do occasionally break out into colorful socks but usually blue or green or red but - not pink. So, I think that the best way to incorporate pink into my wardrobe is to knit a shawl - very likely the Flower Basket Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark from Interweave Knits Fall 2004 Issue. The pink and cream is spring-ish so maybe something for wearing to the Opera this spring. I am definitely going to use the L&V colorway for socks for me, however. Wendy's Generic Toe-up socks fromWendy Knits! looks good to me. I've always wanted to knit toe up socks and this one looks easy.

As for the Saturday Seven, it was a small but significant pile. I've been mining my items and the rooms I work in for most of the items I've given away in the past. Now, I'm moving into my children's rooms. Youngest Child provided this week's pile. He is growing so quickly and changing interests so often that this was an easy clip. Clothing and three baby toys. While we loved Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", Youngest spends most of his time humming the Star Wars/Darth Vadar theme. Time to move on.

1 comment:

Guinifer said...

Lisa's skeins are extremely generous - I've found I can make two pairs of socks from one skein of Merino.