And the Knitting Resumes

The weather’s consistently cooler these days, and that means knitting’s back in my crafty corner!

First, there’s the Grimm Hat project, which I’d frogged since it turned out a bit too thick and cozy for my mom’s taste – I’m now resuming a knitted hat that I’d started making with the yarn. I should finish it soon.

I’m also planning on knitting a jacket (or a short cardigan) from these three skeins that I’d purchased ages ago specifically to make a jacket (or a short cardigan) for office use, back in the old days when I used to work in an office. The past few days, I’ve been poring over my stash of magazines for patterns that call to me, while simultaneously trying to give shape to a vague idea for a jacket that I’d had for a while.

Yarn for new project | Anita

The vague idea is for a saddle-shoulder garment. That’s it. I have no other details. And I find that the more patterns I peruse, the more I wanna use them, and the more insubstantial my vague idea becomes. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing.

I’m still going through patterns, and I like a few of them for now, but they deviate from my specs in one form or another. I’d like to make a top-down cardigan to avoid playing yarn chicken – however, the candidate patterns are either bottom-up, or are pullovers, or recommend a different yarn weight. Either I’ll be inspired to create my own design based on them, or I’ll just buckle down and convert one of them to my needs. It’s a win either way. 🙂

10 thoughts on “And the Knitting Resumes

  1. To me, that’s one of the major joys of knitting — that special synergism that comes from knowing what you want, taking the materials and skills that you have, adding the inspiration you get from seeing what others do, and creating that Goldilocks thing that’s just right. (Or something that’s close enough to work for now, because you’re already planning how you can modify the next one to fix that niggling little thing that made this one not exactly perfect!)

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    1. Ah, totally. And you’ve beautifully summarized not just the knitting process, but other art forms too. After all, what is art but getting inspired and making your inspiration your own… (and planning an improved next version. 😉 )

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    1. Absolutely. All that searching might appear boring, but before long, I’m immersed in project after beautiful project. It feels like a victory when you finally find one that feels just right. 🙂

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  2. I applaud you for not being torn away from your original idea. My dive into patterns usually ends up like “squirrel!” And it is fabulous that you are able to design what you want if you don’t find a pattern that has what you want. The yarn looks wonderful for a cute cardigan and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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    1. I make two passes through the patterns, lol, the first for the sheer delightful distraction, and the second for the ‘mission’ of choosing some. 🙂 I was hoping to find something that works out of the box, because modifying a pattern is harder than designing one from scratch – but I think I’ll end up modifying one.

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