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I was browsing around the Ravelry forums and discovered a new knitting pattern that I think will replace Ravelry: the beekeeper’s quilt pattern by tiny owl knits. You see I had this idea to make the combs of this quilt from every project I start here on out. The idea was great and I was looking forward to it, except I really don’t need a heavy blanket and I don’t think I’ll enjoy making it at all.
Now introducing Ravelry: Fandango Shawl pattern by Knitternall. Sure it’s a shawl, but it is triangular. One could very easily just decrease as you increased to make a square blanket. I like this because I can not only use up leftover project yarn, but it has a lovely look and is easy to add to at any time. The seaming is done as you go so there’s no anticipation of the finishing work once you’re done.
I always think silly me about knitting blankets. I have Ravelry: Cinn’s Couch Afghan on the needles now and
in my Ravelry Queue.
I have a serious problem because I live in South Florida and the only cold we get is from our air conditioners. I do get very chilly on the couch at night so I decided to knit a blanket for myself. I’ve removed the others from my queue because I’ll never make them. They were cute and I thought maybe one day…but now I know never.
I need to seriously start thinking about Christmas knits. I always say I’m going to and I never do!
I really want to make my son something warm. I was thinking sweater/cardi and all I could drag up was Ravelry: Hallows Cardigan pattern by Melissa Metzbower and Ravelry: Soledad pattern by Annika Barranti. Neither really speak to me which is why I haven’t started either one. I also have Ravelry: Drive-Thru pattern by Wendy Bernard I could create, as I purchased the pattern years ago. They all seem kinda blah. What I really want is an Aran knit sweater. I’ve done the Ravelry: Pattern Search and now I need to find the perfect one. Ravelry: Mariah pattern by Janet Szabo and Ravelry: Pie Man pattern by Kim Hargreaves appeal to me. I’m not really into buying books for one pattern so I think the Mariah will work. Of course before I even cast on I need to acquire yarn and gain measurements. My son lives in another state with his father and I’d have to ask them to measure. Or I could just make the size 8 since he just turned seven and call it good. I make that call, they expect a sweater, sweater is never knit and never arrives, I lose cool points as a mom. I have issues knitting things for people who are expecting them.
Next up is Ravelry: Yellow Man (inspired by Dispicable Me Minion) pattern by Ashley Phelps for someone else on my list. She’s obsessed with minions and posted a similar hat to her FB wall ages ago raving about it.
While MIL is going to get her Ravelry: Cinn’s Elephant Socks #2 this year instead of last year as planned, she and her daughter also posted somewhere that they liked something similar to Ravelry: Goddess Barefoot Sandals pattern by Julie King so I’ll make each of them a pair for the holidays. I’d love to make a pair for myself as well since I’m always barefoot.
I’d love to make my mother something, but other than dishcloths I don’t know. I’ve made her a bunch of Ravelry: Grandmother’s Favorite pattern by Traditional Design in the past. It’s my go-to pattern because it is simple and easy to add elements to. I just discovered from Washcloth Week | Purls just wanna have fun that iron blocking them helps bring out the designs and overall purtiness. I always wondered how to make perfectly square cloths from this pattern and now I know. Of course this means I need to purchase an iron…
Ravelry: Cinn’s Silk Curved Scarf is going to a coworker that I promised Ravelry: Cinn’s Lace Stockings to last year. I couldn’t make the stockings if I wanted to unless I bought the pattern. I spilled soda all over the coffee table this weekend and ended up throwing away that issue of Interweave Knits.
That is all I have planned for the approaching season. I do have a few ideas in mind for some other people, but I’m not revealing those until much later. Secrets are good sometimes 🙂 I will say that I have another Ravelry: Clapotis pattern by Kate Gilbert in mind once I figure out the perfect stash yarn for such an occasion.
Did I mention I plan on knitting everything on my list from stash yarn? Except the sweater for my son since I don’t have the right amount of wool in my stash. It’s my child, so I’m allowed to indulge.
Speaking of stash, I have a goal of documenting it all on Ravelry this weekend. I may or may not take photos but I need to update the inventory. So if I disappear for a few days don’t call the authorities. If you do they’ll find me wading through piles of yarn.