Tuesday, August 04, 2009

the first furnace of the season :(

So it's been raining, raining, raining. And cold. This has prompted me to pull out the wool I bought for the February lady sweater and get started so that maybe I'll have a new sweater in time for fall (or maybe winter). I didn't start it at the beginning of the summer as it was too hot to knit with wool. But now it's cold again and worsted weight wool knitting seems like fun again!

I'm not motivated to work on my whisper cardigan. Although I love the yarn and love the fabric it is making, I just can't see it yet and am not convinced it is going to look good. Plus, it's moving very slowly due to the modified knitting I am doing to avoid ladders.

I had an idea the other day. I want to make Owls this fall. I intended to buy some grey wool for it. However, I remembered my super ugly grey cardigan that I will never finish as it looks awful, even though I spent like 2 years working on it and I'm 98% done. I think I might just bite the bullet and rip it out, then I'll have a large amount of yarn to make owls with. It is a wool/acrylic blend, and I don't really like knitting with acrylic (I bought this yarn when I was still a novice knitter and didn't know what I liked) but I think Owls would be a good sweater to use this yarn. It would be less scratchy than pure wool, and for a pullover I think that might be nice. It would be heartbreaking to pull it all out (all that cable work!!) but at the same time, I hate the sweater. I would never wear it in a million years, and really, that is just a waste.

I think I'll try and finish the FLS before I make any rash moves though, so it may be a while. Waiting for my fall IK issue, but I doubt I'll have time to make anything from it right away. I'm still working on Spring - haven't made it to summer yet! Fall will have to wait ...

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