The shawl is finished and by the time you read this, on its way to a new home. My ski hat is done and I'll be wearing it today to help ward off this bone chilling cold. The mittens aren't done because, well, they don't really fit me and I've stopped the runaway denial train right in its tracks. They'll fit Stinkerbell McBookeater though, and she has a birthday coming up in February. A perfect gift for someone who always has cold hands.
That leaves me without a project, but a brain full of ideas. This is where I always get tripped up--I have too many things I want to make, and find myself unable to make a decision. The yarns for these projects are in my stash, though I think for one I might want to find an alpaca/silk blend. I'll let you decide what I should knit.
Here are YOUR choices:
A project I've had as a favorite and queued on Ravelry since last September, I think this would be the perfect spring article of clothing. In the alpaca/silk blend, it would be warm, but it stays chilly here quite late into the spring, so it would get a lot of use. It requires a fiber like alpaca for drape.
Cropped Cardigan with Leaf Ties
Now I've been wanting to make this little cardigan for a really long time. I have the yarn, and the book (I am slightly irritated to have bought a book and then later found the pattern on a free site, but that's another post for another day). My friend Sarah made this in the same yarn in a different color and it's gorgeous.
The long languishing Peacock Shawl
I really need to get around to finishing this. I had a good run going in November and then set it aside again for Christmas knitting. It's not that I don't want to get it done, it's just that every single time I sit down with it, I'm overwhelmed by how much attention it needs while I am knitting it and how much there is left to go. If you vote for this, maybe that will light the fire.
Pacific View Pullover
I picked up 10 balls of Bali yarn at what seemed like a fire sale last spring. I don't think I spent more than $25 for all of that bright blue yarn and it looks like a pullover with the name, Pacific View, would be a perfect choice for this beautiful bamboo tape yarn. I have a feeling this would be a quick knit because the yarn is bulky and the needles are big. That would be quite a break from all of my small diameter knitting.
That's the line up. I'll give you two days to vote and then I have to cast on so I have something to knit. The poll is on the sidebar to the right. In the meantime, I'm going to go read Tom Clancy's new book.
Thank you for you assistance in this matter related to critical knitting issues.