Friday, February 25, 2011

What's next?

What does a devout knitter who is in the middle of two complicated cabled cardigans do in her spare time? Daydream about all the stuff she can make after she finishes! Here's what's dancing around in my brain:

I adore the Brigid Jacket by Courtney Kelly from the just-released Vintage Modern Knits (which I got in the mail yesterday). I'd love to make this beautiful cardi a longer, but love the set-in, elbow-length sleeves, something that Amy Herzog tells me I should be making. So cute! Would make for a great KAL project, too.

I love this gorgeous Margarethe Lace Shawl by Kate Gagnon Osbourne, also from Vintage Modern Knits. I've wanted to make a faroe shawl for ages but have never found a pattern with the correct proportions; the back panel is always too wide, goofy, or froo-froo, but this feminine-but-not-gaggy shawl would make the perfect wrap for daily wear. I desperately need to replace the god-awful acrylic rag I bought from Catherine's and am ashamed to wear even to open the door for the mailman. This is just the ticket. I'm envisioning gray and am contemplating perhaps making it in a worsted weight rather than a DK to make it larger.

Another dream-worthy entry: the Erin Cardigan, yet another Vintage Modern Knits design by Kate Gagnon Osbourn. LOVE this sweater! Definitely want to make this cabled wonder one of these days.

I fell in love with Marly Bird's Barton Cardigan the very first second I saw it. One of the most beautiful projects in Knitting Plus, it's also one of the most complicated - and fascinating. I wish I could afford the gorgeous Bijou Spun Bijou Bliss specified in the pattern, but it would cost me literally hundreds of dollars. Sadly, that's definitely not in the budget.

Finally, meet the magnificent Missimer Pullover by Katya Wilsher, also from Knitting Plus. This project may get made the soonest because I need something dressy to wear to a Bar Mitzvah in May. I could wear this beauty over a skirt, especially if I made it in a silky yarn. I'm not sure about the dolman sleeves - I don't think I own anything with dolman sleeves - and I need to study the pattern to see how it's constructed. It could be the just-right thing, as my ex-husband used to say.

All I need now is to win the lottery, retire, and knit all day. Talk about a daydream...


  1. I love the shawl! It is beatiful! :)

  2. I do, too. My bf is going to buy me some yarn for my birthday... I'm definitely making the shawl. Now I need to decide which color...