2.08.2010

Like a chicken with it's head cut off!

Yup, that's me, ya know why?  I have NOTHING on my needles!!!  I'm in shock and kinda at a standstill... I've been in the middle of a sweater design for a bit and I finally finished it. During that time I didn't let myself start any new designs or projects and all of a sudden this week I realized I had finished everything on my needles!  (I do have a bunch of submissions in the works, but those don't count.)

I finished this:
Andrea's Shawl by Kristen Kapur of Through the Loops
Yarn: Kitchen Sink Dyeworks; Merino/Bamboo Fingering  Color: Odd Duck!

and some baby pants for my friend's wee one (she's a reader, so no pic of those!), and the new sweater design (I'll share that soon, I promise.)

And I aint' got nada, zilch, kaput on my needles, UNACCEPTABLE!

So, let's talk about what we all want to knit: 
Besides all the crazy ideas flying around in my head for new designs I really want to make a Moorish Mosaic Afghan out of Schaefer's Nichole for our guestroom and my hubby a seamless yoked pullover like the one he used to always wear when we first met:
The sweater for my man needs to be a sport weight wool that is not itchy, has great "structure" and comes in neutral colors will be fun to play with.  Anybody have any ideas for a yarn? 

What are you working on right now, and what do you want to drop everything and do?

Oh, and, I'm a bit smitten with Sprossling!


5 comments:

  1. Right now I'm working on mittens: a pair of doll mittens for a cousin and Fiddlehead mittens (my first attempt at following a colour chart!) for myself. I love knitting mittens - they don't take to long, lots of variations and they don't use too much yarn so you can experiment with pricier stuff!

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  2. I love the colors in your new knits! As for your man's sweater, mine really likes one I made him in Jo Sharp DK tweed. It's roughly half silk, so not at all itchy, and the garment has remained structurally sound for the last four or five years.

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  3. What do I want to drop everything and do? Well there are two skeins of amazing Shaefer Audrey in my stash that "someone" sent. All I can do is think about them. Cannot wait to have the time to cast on.

    Your Andrea's Shawl is lovely. I love the spring green that you used.

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  4. Hi Laura,
    Funny thing is I knit an almost identical sweater for my man about two years ago and to deal with the itch factor I used sport weight alpaca. He loves it.
    When we were first married many , many years ago I knit him so many lopi sweaters and he wore them to death.

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  5. Your shawl looks so lovely! I know you were waiting for the right project for that yarn, and it looks great.

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