Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I'm Gonna Knit Me a House

With the cooler mornings, I'm dreaming of knitting, knitting, knitting. It's not really cool enough to wear a sweater yet, but I like to think ahead. While browsing Soulemama, I saw the beginnings of this sweater, the February Lady Sweater. Gorgeous! I decided that once I am done with my charity scarf and hat, unraveling and restarting hubby's socks (more about that in a moment) and Fantine, I think I may cast on. I think it would make a lovely spring sweater in a robin's egg blue. Or better yet, I'll knit it in "Miller and Paine blue" which is pretty much robin's egg blue but with a hint of grey (my mom and I named the color after a department store in Lincoln, Nebraska, that wrapped your packages in light blue boxes). One of the the things I love about the February Lady Sweater pattern is that is "made to fit a grown ass woman" (heh heh). Pamela also entreats you to "immediately" purchase Elizabeth Zimmerman's A Knitter's Almanac. I figured I can't cast on right now, but I can at least buy the book. It's long been on my 'need to purchase' list. It arrived yesterday but I haven't had time to take a peek yet.

I'm not feeling the love for the sorta-kinda cable pattern I've been doing on hubby's socks so I'm going to start over. I think I may just do a basic rib pattern instead. I feel like the cables are holding me back. I put them down ages ago and it's been so long that I can't remember where I left off. I need something that is portable and pick-upable at a moment's notice without needing to refer to a pattern.

And no, I'm not going to knit a house but at our friends' house, we discussed knitting projects we had seen online. The latest one I had seen was a gas station (note: not entirely knitted but still interesting).


Rebecca said...

i have troubles with cables, too. i avoid them. mostly. that's it. so you already have a copy of KA. then. well! was going to send you my extra copy along with the lomo/holga. oh well! guess it wasn't meant for you.

madre adoptiva said...

Ok... seriously.. it's starting to get creepy. I *just* downloaded this very pattern and started hunting for the perfect yarn (and I hadn't yet read it on Soulemama's blog). I'm thinking of it in some nice brown color. Whaddya think? A knit-along perhaps?

raining sheep said...

You know, for guy socks, honestly just stick with the old rib or basic sock format ... guys honestly don't care. Actually the Babe feels anything other than rib or stockinette does not constitute "man socks". Go figure.