Today is my last day of work and I am thrilled! It’s been exhausting and stressful trying to juggle working while in school fulltime. I will be glad to be able to put my full attention on my studies.
Given how busy I’ve been lately there hasn’t been much time for knitting but there has been time for thinking about knitting! (Data entry really doesn’t require that much concentration)
It has gotten quite chilly these days and I’ve been thinking longingly of my Silk Garden Clapotis, which is, of course, much too heavy for this weather. I’ve decided that what I need is a Clap-substitute, a lighter-weight wrap that can double as a scarf and keep me warm and stylish during the fall. I have a few restrictions for the pattern: it needs to be knit using yarn I already have (due to the aforementioned cessation of job), and the pattern can’t be too complicated (no time for following charts) and it can’t be too formal since I want to wear it to class.
Here are the patterns I’ve been thinking of: Wisp in Kid Silk Haze (Question: I haven’t used KSH before and I understand it to be very warm. Might this be too warm for this weather?); Swiss Cheese Scarf in laceweight (this pattern uses 800m of laceweight which might mean I’d be done in time to wear it Fall 2008, though it might work in sock yarn); Travelling Vines Scarf in Pink Koigu (this would mean actually using the most gorgeous yarn I have ever seen. I’m not sure if I’m ready to do that); OR (this just occurred to me) I could make a lighter Clapotis, though I’m not sure what yarn I have that would keep it from being just a scarf.
Please help this confused knitter. I feel like I have an idea of what I want but I just can’t express it (and thus find an appropriate pattern).
Sorry for the lack of pictures in this post. Whatever knitting I have managed these days has been Christmas presents, hence the lack of evidence (I just typed lace. Clearly I have a one track mind).
Heather and I had made a deal when we started this blog not to post without a picture. Since I don’t have any FOs to show you, I will instead will show you pictures of my absolute favourite colours of Koigu, both of which were selected by Heather, thus proving not only her excellent sense of colour but also how scarily well she knows my tastes.