Saturday, 27 June 2009

The Best Laid Plans . . .

I have loads of knitting plans right now, spurred by my burst of inspiration a little while ago. I even have a list of things I want to make in the immediate future! And I would be making them right now, except that I have a stinky cold, and can't concentrate on anything more complicated than stocking stitch in the round. :( Don't worry, I'm sure it's only a cold, not swine flu ;)

My immediate queue is really good too, lots of things that I really want right now, but I'm just not feeling up to it. I've been working mostly on pairs of plain socks made from a self-patterning yarn (magiknit by James C Brett).

(please excuse Tupac's teddy in the corner of the photo there!)

I say pairs because I made a pair for myself (they'll be really cosy in winter), and then thought that my sister might like some for Christmas. I know, it's not even July yet, but if I knit them now, I don't have to think of something else to buy or make her later in the year ;) So I went back to the shop and bought another ball) And it's just as well I already started them because they're about all I can handle.

My immediate to-make list consists of (I'll link to the ravelry pages for each since I'm assuming anyone who's interested will be a ravelry member):

Simone from French Girl Knits
Jaali from Twist Collective fall 2008
Tamarai from The Inside Loop Winter 2008
Joesephine Pullover from Interweave Crochet fall 2006
#21 Two Colour Top from VK Spring/sumer 2009

And that's just the sweaters! I also want to make:

Ground Flower Hat which is a ravelry download
Bandana by Kalinumba (also a rav download)
Aestlight Shawl by Gudrun Johnston (rav download)
Checkerboard Lace Scarf (another rav dl)
Edgy from Knotions fall 2008
stem and leaf cowl
And these Baby Dragon Amigurumi which are just adorable!!

This post is basically just a big list-fest, but that's all I can do right now. I've even rearranged my ravelry queue so all this stuff is at the beginning, easy for me to find and pine over while I can't get around to making them. I've even planned out the yarn for more than half of those projects! I have tons more knitting and stuff to photograph, but I just can't face it right now. Colds suck!


Kate said...

I spend far too long playing with my Ravelry queue as well. :-) It's a good list!

Zu said...

Wow! You have a long list there! Think you'll get through it? :-)
Love those socks by the way. :-)

yarndancer said...

I think I'll get through the list eventually :) All those patterns have been stuck in my head for ages now, so they will get done. It's the only way to get me to stop dreaming of them!