Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer Sweater Knitting Along

Remember when you would go out to eat with your parents and they'd see what you ordered and say your eyes were bigger than your stomach?  That's the way I am when planning for a knit-a-long.  I over-estimate my abilities and time.  But what's the fun of eating out and just ordering something like the sandwich you would normally eat when you can have steak with a milkshake?


This is my thinking as I prep for a few upcoming KALs. Very Shannon's Summer Sweater Knitalong starts today and I've been saving my Cascade 220 Paints yarn in Emerald City, above, just waiting to make it with this group.

I'm also casting on for Stonecutter , by Michele Wang, this week so I'll have a more complicated pattern on the needles too.  I can leave it at home, in my dome of concentration (my spot on the couch), while Ease can go with me anywhere.


For Stonecutter I'm using Wool of the Andes Tweed yarn in dove heather.   I love the idea of having such a neutral cabled sweater in my closet.

If I have time after that I want to knit an Aidez, by Cirilia Rose.  In bulky Brava how can I not have time for this?  It will be my new around the house sweater, replacing the sad, pilled specimen I religiously pull out of my closet as the temperature drops.  


So, this is my steak with a milkshake.  If I can't finish it all before the KAL is over, no big deal.  Usually, I do eventually finish what I start.  You can join in too.  There are lots of new members joining the Ravelry group today and much inspiration on the SSKAL Pinterest board.


7 comments:

  1. OHHH i LOVE your choices!! I have yarn for a boxy as well, but we'll see how that goes after my first bulky sweater. :) xo

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  2. Ooo, an Aidez in Brava?! I'm excited to hear about the outcome of this plan! I knit an Aidez a few years ago in Eco Wool, and I feel like I need another, more versatile version...

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  3. oh man! I thought I was in deep with only 1 sweater! of course, I am only working on it part time, at swim lessons :) love your choices, and if you get to that cabled cardi, I may just have to brave it too, its gorgeous!

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  4. Oops, I've already changed up my intended knits to add Featherweight Cardigan since I posted this, but I'm hoping to make all of these pretty soon. I'm anxious to see your pink Oatmeal!

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  5. I can see that. I'm always cold in my house, and, in brava, my aidez shouldn't be too warm.

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  6. I love Eco Wool, or at least I love hovering over it online. I haven't bought any yet, but the price is so good, I think I'll have to eventually. Jaykayknits, on ravelry, did a really great version in minty Brava and I have never been able to get it out of my mind. So, I'm casting one on.

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  7. Oh no, you're doing fine. I'm always overestimating my time and ability when it comes to making things. It's part of the fun of it for me. I've heard Aidez isn't too complicated. There are soooo many FOs on Ravelry, it must be a fairly quick knit. Its been a couple of years and I have continued to want one, so I knew it was time.

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