Saturday, January 14, 2006

What do I do?

Last night was a knitting nightmare. I just don't really have a project going. I finished the other half to the bag I was knitting...it's awaiting the lining and zipper. My FIL sweater is finished and waiting for another zipper. I did tell you about the sleeves I started for the neglected sweater....but I will tell you about that another day. I have really started questioning why I knit things...and will I actually wear it.
So I swatched for socks...but didn't get gauge and was not really excited about the yarn. I was going to start a gift for a girlfriend who just had a baby...but didn't have the correct needle size.(well, in bamboo I did, but I need addis for the baby cashmerino...seriously.) So at about 10:30 p.m. I started knitting this little bear...just for something to knit.



Cute, yes. I could see a pocket on the front of a baby/children's sweater/vest and one of these guys in it.

So what do I knit. I just can't bring myself to knit that ribbed sweater...boring. I do want to do the lace leaf pullover...but I don't have the yarn.
I've been trying to source one out. If you are knitting the Lace Leaf Pullover, what are you using? I may check my LYS for some of this...I know, it has acrylic in it...but I can't imagine how hot I would be in 100% polar weight wool! I am pretty sure she has it in stock, and I am pretty sure I have used it for a hat before.

Help me decide. It seems that a few of you are talking about doing the lace leaf pullover. Is there a KAL out there?

7 comments:

Areli said...

There is a KAL for the Lace Leaf Pullover over on Craftster. You could probably find some different ideas for subs over there. Hope that helps.

bstrong said...

How about my camera bag with pocket for spare batteries?

Jessica said...

I knit the Leaf Lace sweater using some bulky weight wool I had in my stash and doubled it. It's a really fun, fast knit.

Jenn said...

I'm trying not to start my Lace Leaf Pullover (too many other projects!) and I've picked out a JoAnn brand yarn - Dolcetto - that is a wool/cotton blend and very soft. I'm hoping it won't be too warm. It's a great price for a good yardage too.

Anonymous said...

A SKIRT I TOLD YOU A SKIRT, PLEASE KNIT A SKIRT LOOK UP PATTERNS YOU WILL LIKE IT, KNIT A SKIRT.... AND THE CAMERA BAG FOR DAD.

Laura said...

Hm, well, it's only half acrylic, so it's only half bad. :)

Are you going with red, since that seems to be YOUR color, or the green as in Interweave, or something found in your LYS?

Donna said...

It is soo cute. I love the idea to put it in a pocket. Oh..I'll have to check out the lace leaf pullover.