I’ve been thinking about what to knit. There are, and will continue to be, many socks calling out to me. But what else?
Meg really does love to wear shawls, so I will be working on something for her. First I need to design something with the shape she wants (see yesterday’s post). For myself, I don’t really think I’ll knit much in the way of shawls because I’m so bad at wearing them. Though I might knit myself another Faroese shawl, like this one:
The shaping really does work for me. And I might make another using my Bandito pattern. This pattern is the same thing every row after the first. And I can wear it so long as I have a shawl pin. I should get more of those!
So there are a couple of types of shawl I’d like to have. What else?
Well, I’d like to have a lap blanket that’s the right size. So not a full-sized blanket at all. But that’s a pretty big commitment. I may do that and then again I may not. If I do, it will probably be some form of modular knitting. I love doing the kind where you knit the modules together as you go. But I’ve started a few and not finished any. Maybe I’ll consider some shape other than a rectangle or diamond – perhaps shells as in this bag.
What I keep wondering, though, is whether to start another sweater or vest for myself. I have made parts of several over the past few years but haven’t completed any unless they were either kid-sized or made with fat yarn. If I were to make one for me, I would really need to use fairly thin yarn – otherwise I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t wear it. I have in the far past knit many sweaters, some for myself, some for others. Here is a sweater I made back in the sixties:
And here is a vest that I started knitting about 5 years ago. It’s made of Koigu. I find that I don’t love it as much as I did when I was knitting it by any means. I do still think it’s a kind of interesting design. Here is the front and back together.
As always, I can’t tolerate boredom, so I did the front then switched to a totally different pattern for the back. Here is a detail of the front:
The colors aren’t too accurate but you get the feel of the pattern. It’s all seed stitch. The bands were knit together as I went. And here is a detail of the back:
This is very pretty, I still think. I don’t remember what I was doing at all, but it’s likely that I could figure it out if I decided to. I’m not sure if it would fit. It’s really short, but could certainly have a band of some sort added to the bottom if I wanted to. I think cropped works pretty well on me, so maybe it wouldn’t be bad.
Oh, well. If I do decide to make a vest I should at least consider finishing this one first. Probably not happening, but who knows?