I need to preface today’s 10 on Tuesday list with a disclaimer: I know there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell that I will get 10 things knit over the fall/winter unless both my speed and motivation change dramatically. And even then, I might need to fall into a wormhole to a parallel universe where I am an excellent knitter. There are, however, plenty of knitting projects I’d like to complete someday, so that’s what this list really is.
1. I’m finally going to finish this skirt. Like, for reals. In fact, the knitting is all done – I just need to get to a sewing store to buy thread (to sew on the trim) and elastic (to make the waistband). Home stretch, folks. Home! Stretch!
2. I’d like to get the rest of the socks from my wholly unsuccessful single-sock experiment from 2008 finished. I think there are two, or possibly three, left to knit.
3. I’ve been obsessed with this sweater since the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival back in May. I bought the yarn with an understanding it was a pattern from Knitty (translation: maker of good patterns I like), but found out when I got home that it was, in fact, from Drops (translation: maker of inscrutable patterns I dislike). This has dampened my enthusiasm for the making of the sweater, but not for owning the sweater, so I am planning to give it a go.
4. I need to make socks from the “Nationals” colorway yarn I bought at this year’s Stitch ‘n Pitch – which, since the colors are the same, I am going to pretend is called “Capitals” – so I have super-cool game day socks. Given the hockey season starts in a month, I’d best get cracking on those.
7. I want to make fingerless gloves for work (my office is cooooold), and sprite has a pair I want to copy. I’ll consider this a note to myself to ask her what the pattern is.
8. I accidentally felted my first pair of Monkeys after too many washes, so I need to make a new pair of those, cause they were kinda my favorite handmade socks.
9. I think these little slippers are adorable – and they’re supposedly fairly simple – so I might take a crack at them soon, though my front-loading washer makes felting a challenge.
10. I have a couple of skeins of mohair from a yarn club that I’d like to turn into scarves. Might need to find elves to do this, however, because as much as I love mohair scarves, I hate knitting with mohair. (If you’ve never seen mohair yarn, it’s basically a tiny piece of string surrounded by a cloud of fluff attached by magic. It makes beautiful things, but is blinding, and fiddly, and a general pain in the ass to work with.)
Anybody got knitty or other crafty-type plans for the fall and winter? Or for the next several… like me?