Sunday, November 20, 2011

Noble Cowl

I finished my Noble Cowl. It was fast and easy, and best of all, it practically kept me from noticing that Ryan was in Mexico all week. I finished it on Friday night, blocked it, and then all of a sudden, for the first time all week, I was bummed that Ryan was gone, and I wondered what on earth I was going to do for the next two days without him. He's back now, and he keeps talking about how great the tacos were, so I'm jealous. But he'll never understand how good the knitting was, so we're even.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Robin's Egg

I went to Blazing Needles in search of some Shepherd's Wool in Misty Blue to use on my Blue Daisy sweater, but they didn't have it in stock. While I was there, I spotted this skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK in Robin's Egg. It was $20, which I thought was too expensive, but I picked it up and walked around the store with it anyway, and when it was time to go, I just couldn't leave without it, so I splurged. I think I'm going to make a Noble Cowl out of it while I wait for my sweater yarn.

Noble Cowl
I'm excited to find the right shawl pin to go with it. Anyone know where to buy shawl pins?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sweater Weather

Now that it's fall, I've realized I have no sweaters. And even if I did, I want some hand-knit ones! So I've got the itch to knit myself a sweater. Here are some of the patterns I'm trying to choose from.

I knew the moment I saw it that I needed to knit this. The problem is that the girl in the photo is tall and skinny, and I'm short and squatty, so I don't know how flattering it would be. Also, I'm a 38" bust, and the pattern sizes are 36" and 40", so I really don't know which to knit. Maybe the 40" since I plan on either being pregnant or breastfeeding for most of the next several years. But I want it to fit me right now too. I love that it uses worsted weight yarn because there is a chance I could finish it before it warms up again.

2. Paulie by Isabell Kraemer

So cute. And I think I could pull off the shape. But I thought wide people weren't supposed to wear horizontal stripes? So maybe it's not for me. The stripes are my favorite part. This one is in fingering weight yarn, so it would take forever.

3. Whisper Cardigan by Hannah Fettig

It'd be really cute with a dress, and I could wear it year round. And one of the sizes is 38". It's knit with lace weight yarn, but on bigger needles, so it's airy. So maybe it wouldn't take as long to knit as it looks like it would.

4. Featherweight cardigan by Hannah Fettig

This is a lot like the one above, but I love the collar.

5. Wispy Cardi by Hannah Fettig

This one is a lot like the Whisper Cardigan too. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with those flaps on the side. Maybe put a button on one and it will close?

Anyway, if you were me, which one would you choose? Maybe someday I will knit them all, but for now, I have to choose just one. I'm leaning towards that first one because every time I see it, my heart skips a beat. But it would be so sad to knit it and not have it look good on me, so that's the hold-up.