Okay, so here we are again.
Job interviews seem to be coming my way from nowhere. No complaints. :)
My socks are going okay. I finished the cuffs yesterday and am on the leg. I’m not sure I’m going to do all nine inches of leg/cuff, especially since I haven’t worn anything except no show socks in years. But I’d like them relatively substantial. Of course, I’m also lazy and wouldn’t mind finishing them sooner rather than later.
My yarn is on its way to me for Nathan’s sweater. I’m going to knit the Durrow sweater. As previously mentioned, I stole his favorite sweater from his closet the other day. It helps when silly boys tell me things like “this sweater is my favorite; I love the way it fits.” So I stole it and am going to use it as my guide to knit my Durrow. I was just going to knit him a sweater that was essentially a duplicate of his favorite, but the Durrow is actually darned close. I liked the idea of the ribbed body (which his fave has) since he’s trying to lose weight. I’d hate to knit him a sweater that fits now and is too big at the end of the winter. And then my sizing doesn’t have to be very accurate, because it stretches and shrinks to fit. Huzzah! But the best part of the Durrow is the complex cabling on the sleeves. I absolutely love that the cables don’t go up all the way (not sure why, it just really appeals) and the cables themselves are gorgeous.
So I’m really excited to start this sweater. More excited than I was to cast on my dress. Which I still want to make, I just need to do some pattern work. I’m going to knit the sweater in the round, because although I’m a competent seamer, I’d prefer not to have to do it on a sweater. For someone else. Yeah, no, not okay. Somehow one side would be bunched up like nobody’s business. So yes I’d like to do a seamless construction for the body. Other than that I don’t think I have any mods I want to make to the pattern, except that I’m using a dk yarn and I need a 42″ chest, rather than 40″ or 44″. But since I’m knitting it to a sweater, I should be fine. Gauge swatch to know what happens to it when it gets wet, some measurement, then cast on. Easy peasy.
Deadline? Of course!
Nathan’s birthday is October 14 (the last day of Stitches East!). I’d love to give him his sweater for his birthday. If I can have it done by then, I can probably also sneak his sweater back into his closet without him ever noticing it was gone. Which would be ideal, hehe.
He’s already suspicious of me, haha, knowing that my inclination is to knit for the people I care about. Thankfully I think I convinced him that I had been planning to make him a scarf. Unfortunately the bobo doesn’t wear scarves, so I asked him if there is something I could make for him. Apparently he wants an earwarmer band. So I’ll look into a pattern for that and I’ll probably leave that project at his place. I was just thinking this morning that I’d like to have a project to leave there. Just in case I guess, lol.
I still have a couple of washcloths I’d like to make, but I kind of feel like I’ll probably always have a washcloth on the agenda.
I’m not sure what I’ll tackle once I finish my socks. I fully intend to cast on for Nathan’s sweater as soon as I receive the yarn, especially since I’ll have to knit it in secret. The hard part will be making progress on something else so that he doesn’t know I’m working on something else. You can’t very well tell your boyfriend that you spent all night knitting and then pull out a project you’ve made no progress on.
Maybe if I try really hard I can finish knitting my socks before his yarn arrives. Still doesn’t solve the what to make next dilemma. I would really love to make my dress but I don’t think I want to tackle that and a sweater at the same time. But then maybe I do, since really the sweater is just k4, p2. Or something.
Damn, I just want to start knitting it right now, lol.
Okay, so maybe I’ll work on something that’s sitting around, like my Harry Potter scarf when I’m done with my socks. I have another baby blanket to make this fall, but I probably won’t start that until after Stitches.
I think I’m going to stop rambling and whining that I want to start my sweater and go knit my socks now.