Friday, January 30, 2009

finished objects and decisions

I have finished my drop stitch scarf. It matches mittens I made last year. And have some leftover yarn that might become a hat, but since I'm not really a hat person, I'm not in a big hurry for that. I should measure and weigh the yarn (ala Yarn harlot) and make sure I have enough.
I also finished a sock, which doesn't quite fit me.
Finishing this project though brought up the issue of what do I knit next? The problem being that I have about 50 things I'd like to knit RIGHT NOW, and choosing is the issue. My first thought was--ooh ask the blog. Then ooh ask facebook. Then I thought more about it and realized that it was really between the Central Park Hoodie and the dollar and a half cardigan. Both of which I'll have to buy yarn for. But then! I made a decision. The dollar and a half cardigan it is.

But then came a whole slew of decisions:
What size to make. My measurement is 36, there is a 36.25 size, but that doesn't leave much ease. The next size up is 41, which is a lot of ease. I think it looks better with less ease, but I don't know if I'd like it with less ease.
What color to make. I have decided to use Cotlin (I figure it will cost approx $31!)and I like the colors: coffee, nightfall, kholrabi, linen and glacier. I can see pros and cons about all of them. I'm leaning towards coffee, but I'm feeling like maybe that's just because it is brown in the pattern (and actually I have not seen one in another color on ravelry that I've especially liked--except maybe linen).

Ok maybe not a whole slew, just those two.
But then what should I start while I'm waiting for the yarn? Because I know I'll have to wait. And also, I want some other sock yarn from knit picks, and that would bring my total up to $42 and so I might as well get to $50 and get free shipping. It is a slippery slope here.

1 comment:

Cinnamonamon said...

Okay woman -- get that yarn order to me!! Love the dropped stitch scarf, by the way!