Joining in with Kat and friends today to talk about knitting and reading.
I’ve been doing a lot more thinking about knitting than actual knitting lately. This morning, I pulled together all those thoughts and turned them into a solid plan. As a first step, I looked back at my original Make Nine plan. I have made a good deal of progress …
…not only with knitting, but also changing my mind! Two of those “nopes” (Birkin, center and Glaswegian, lower right) I’ve abandoned because of poor pattern reviews, and Archer (center right) because I’m kind of in a cardigan phase right now. Poor Balise (lower center) is still very much in play, but since it’s now August, I’m re-imagining it as a fall/winter/spring sweater.
Here’s the new Make NineLeft to right, top to bottom: Natsu Cardigan, Jaycee, Humulus, Balise, Louise Light, Soyokaze, The Dog Walker, Uniform Light and Gramps Revive. see what I mean about the cardigans? 😉
A few years back, I made a conscious switch to knit more pullovers: a pullover is an outfit, but a cardigan requires another top. Well… now that I’m sewing, that other top is another making opportunity!
I have two pullovers (Calyx and the test knit for Lori Versaci) on the needles and I plan to finish at least one of those before I launch headfirst into this next Make Nine. But Natsu is awfully tempting. I bought the called-for Shibui Reed in Ash … and I have plans to sew the Hadley Top that Ambah is wearing in the pattern photo. (yes, lots of plans!)
Things are a lot less planned on the reading front. I have three books going right nowand they’re all excellent. but TBD what comes next!
Do you keep a queue for knitting and/or reading?