what to knit next.

…I’ve now finished the 2nd sock, and the latest KAL shawl and made a bit more progress on the red shawl. but after working in the shop five of the last seven days, I haven’t started anything new. Instead, I’ve acquired more yarn and a few patterns and really enjoyed thinking about what to knit next.

I’m going to start the socks for sure. Karen’s coming over Wednesday (yes, it’s now a recurring weekly “date”) and she started the same pattern last Wednesday when we met. And I think orientation will provide plenty of good sock knitting time. So that’s settled.

But what else? The other three possibilities (assuming I limit myself to just these – which at least for now seems like the answer…. I’ll wait to start another sweater til I finish the 3rd february lady) are all exciting me.

The blue shawl because I love the yarn (it’s a blend of cotton and silk and the color, yeah, the color) and the pattern looks like fun.

The koigu scarf because I love the look of linen stitch (never knit it, but have wanted to – it turns out looking like woven fabric) and I’m really curious to see how the three colors I’ve picked work up. This project really surprised me – it wasn’t anywhere on my radar until Saturday. I’d seen the pattern, but not given it any thought until a customer asked for help selecting yarn for hers. And oh my. We have about 60 colorways (maybe more!) of koigu in the shop – think of the possibilities! Of course I had to make one, too!

And the Shaelyn shawl because I love the yarn. It just arrived at the shop this past week and I’ve spent a good bit of time deciding what project will be best for it.

I took the photo above to show all the choices. and this one to hint at what I’ve decided.

Yep, I cast on 450 stitches and knit five really long rows! …progress photos coming soon!