DJ thought I had missed a project in my works in projects post – the sweater that she wants me to make for her with yarn she bought two years ago. I have not started it yet so it is not in progress. In order to assure DJ that I do remember that the sweater exists, I will list some of my planned projects.
I keep my yarn in three basic places – A. easy to get to, B. a bit annoying to get to, and C. somewhat difficult to access. I have (mostly) added categories A & B to Ravelry (WKate) (there are also pictures here). I will only include category A things on my project list because the other probably will happen later and are even less defined.
In no particular order:
Socks for TH – new purchase (see below) – probably simple ribs
Sweater for DJ – yarn – hopefully pattern in Vogue knitting Volume 21, Number 2 Fall 2003 will work. It calls for completely different yarn and I’m not sure I have enough, but I saw a sweater made at the Yarn Barn that used this yarn and I think this pattern and the salesperson thought it used the amount of yarn I have
Trying to get inspired – yarn – would like this to be part of a sweater
Trying to get inspired – handspun challenge (see below)
Two oz. unspun 70% Merino, 10% kid mohair, 20% silk top in lavender purchased in 1995 with the intention of making something for DJ (I think this is my oldest unspun fiber).
20 g bombyx top purchased a couple weeks ago to go with the handspun challenge – probably will want to ply with something else that I don’t have yet.
This post reminded me that I never mentioned my recent trip to Chicago. I had a meeting on Monday (to discuss the proper way to count the number of angels on a head of a pin), but I had all of a beautiful Sunday afternoon to wander around with TH. We went to Sam’s Wine & Spirits and bought 2 Islays (Laphroaig “Quarter Cask” and Bowmore 17 year. We then walked a lot and went to Loopy yarns. I was restrained and bought only one thing—Supersocke 100 (75% superwash and 25% polyamid) in Melange color 976 (green/mustard/brown/blue). We then took an architectural walking tour, had dinner and collapsed in the hotel.
A year ago at a fiber fair, I purchased some 60% bombyx/40% bamboo. I wanted to try spinning bamboo. I decided that I would purchase the colorway that looked least like me as a challenge to use. I asked several friends and we wnet with one with a lot of pink and a lot of yellow. I spun and Navajo plied it last fall and it has been sitting around since (not that this is any different from the rest of my handspun, but this was a challenge!). Now that it is spun it isn’t as strikingly “not me” but I’m still thinking it will become a gift for DJ, Mom or my MiL. It is a small quantity (48 g 130 yd) but I am thinking it might work in a hat.