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.
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. 🙂