He wasn't serious. Please, he's all into video games and anime. We could have a field day with his interests. This is just our family's sense of humor, but we did all pause at the very natural and immediate interjection.
So in true #nolifeknitter fashion, I'm going to rattle off a list of "Knits I Want to Knit" this summer when I get back from my anniversary camping trip. My road trip project of choice will probably be Tiny Owl Knits' Oh My Bear sweater. (How can I go to the Smoky Mountains without a Bear Sweater?)
The following list is a bit fantastical in it's length, but this is my #nolifeblog so...
When I get back to Texas I'll be ready to dig into the Holla Knits Spring/ Summer Collection.
(via Holla Knits)
Then there's that elusive first, true lace shawl.
Then to satisfy my need to be comfortable in 100% humidity I have a few tees lined up:
The Fire Opal Tee and Work + Shelter Lace Stripes Tee, both by Allyson Dykhuizen, worked in cotton
It's really time I made the lace stripe tee. I saw everyone and their mother make one, it seems, during the Tops, Tanks, and Tees Knitalong last year. By the way, that knit along helps propel my summer knitting big time.
There's also Jennifer Dassau's Slaunter, which remind me of my favorite Urban Outfitters t-shirt.
I think it will be super comfortable in Misti Alpaca Tonos Hand Paint Pima Silk. The thing about the Tonos is that's it's got all the color variation you can so easily find in wool yarns, but not so much in a silk/ cotton blend.
I have four tank tops lined up. Two in Goshen:
The Oud Tank by Sarah Hurwitz
and Aquae by Hilary Smith Callis
Two more tanks in cotton:
Ontario Skies by Teresa Gregorio
and the Reef Knot Tank by Sarah Wilson that I started at the end of last summer but
left off to focus on cool weather projects. I haven't forgotten you little tank top!
At this point even I am doubtful about finishing this many projects in three months. So what, there's no pressure right?
But I know at some point I have to knit these two from Pom Pom Quarterly:
Waterlily by Meghan Fernandes in Gynx Yarn's Sempervivum colorway.
and Riverine by Andi Satturlund in Berroco Weekend Dk. This photo makes me want to go camping every time I look at it. Of course, this tee might very well get ruined and nasty the way we camp, but I can definitely see wearing it everywhere else.
And last, but not least, the Austin Tee by Jean Chung in pima cotton.
Just kidding, I have one more. It's one I have loved since I first got on Ravelry - this vest from a Phildar magazine. Last year, I happened to find a copy of it on Ebay.
I'm hoping Mission Falls 1824 Cotton won't be too heavy for this, because I have some in the perfect color.
So you can leave my fantasyland of never-ending "me time" in which to indulge in my hobby mentally, if not in reality. #neverendingqueue