Today, I thought I should tell you which sweater won the honor of being my next project...
and this will come as NO surprise to those of you who know me well.
As I said before, I am really entirely incapable of choosing between two goods, or two evils. I'm a "both" and "neither" kind of person. A "let's compromise" kind of person. A "more is more" kind of person. I do appreciate your input, those of you who did cast a vote (thank you Edna!!). And the rest of you, who did not vote, I can only assume that you either (1) have much more important things to do than cast votes on some yarn geeks next self-imposed project, or (2) you just don't care which sweater I make next. Either way, that's cool. You and me - we're still friends.
But I am sending a thank you gift to my one brave commenter. Edna, thank you for bravely casting a vote! - these are for you - May you be able to decide a creative destiny for this lovely yarn faster than I was able to. They have been in my stash for longer than I care to admit, just waiting for me to make them into something more than a pile of unfinished project.
Now - back to the sweaters.
I made it to my yarn store this weekend, and bought 2 bundles of Cascade Ecological wool.
This wool will someday be my "owls" sweater. I'm coming along nicely already, thanks to the bulk of the yarn. I "flew" through the ribbing and am making my way already up the body of the sweater. I love bulky yarn for this. Much faster gratification than a worsted weight. :)
I liked how my circular needles sort of fell into a "heart" shape here, so I snapped a quick foto.
I cast on for that first, actually - (even though I secretly like the "owls" sweater better) because I had the scottish tweed in my stash already, so it was right there. You know? It was right there!!! So I cast on, and then found a little while into it that my gauge was way too big.
So, in a move typical to me, rather than fish around for needles in a different size, in an attempt to correct my incorrect gauge (this would have been the next logical step, if I was a logical person at all.) I fished around for a new project entirely, and came up with a new sweater pattern - which is knit to the gauge I had already achieved! I think this is genius!!
You may disagree.
So now, my second sweater is going to be this! Which I like equally as well. And, actually, while I'm on the subject (what subject am I on anymore? It's so hard to tell...) I really like all of the knitwear designs I see from this designer. If you're on Ravelry, look her up - Heidi Kirrmaier. I may end up making almost all of her sweaters. Her taste and mine sync up really too well. :)
So here's the beginning of my raglan V neck:
(That's the back obviously, if you're thinking "that doesn't look like a V neck"... I love knitting this so far. Bela seems to approve as well.
Ok, off to do some work now before my boss tells me not to bother showing up anymore.