Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Next Big Thing

... is actually several small things.

Artificially Mythic asked “So, what’s next?”

The second Year of Lace shipment arrived at the end of June, right on schedule. Also due to arrive, more or less on schedule, are four babies I want to knit for. So, I’m using the lace project as an incentive to get through the baby knitting in a timely manner.

First up is a pair of nearly identical hats knit from these yarns:

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Classic Elite Inca Alpaca, in grey and red. With the baby due in August, when temperatures will be at their hottest for this part of the world, I’m knitting these on the big side, so that they’ll be ready and waiting for cooler months.

Also currently on the needles is a Peach Blossom Baby Jacket, using Berroco Comfort DK and Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet.

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This one’s coming right along, just half of a sleeve and the bands to go.

After that will come the Pembroke Vest from Petite Purls. For what I think is only the second time in my knitting career, I’m using the yarn called for in the pattern, although the colorway is different.

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Dream in Color Classy in Sea Fog. Kind of a greenie blue, with some lovely tones.

Last of the baby knits (for now, I swear there’s something in the water around here) is a Cabled Raglan Baby Sweater, which was part of a free seven-pattern e-book from Knitting Daily, out of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.

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This has a smaller gauge than the pattern calls for, so I may end up knitting the medium pattern to get a small sweater. Only swatching will tell.

Then, and only then, will I allow myself to wind this into a cake.

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Zen Garden Sea Lace
, 70% Superwash Merino and 30% SeaCel... oh the wonder of it!

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Then I’ll cast on for this.

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The Wisteria Garden Shawl, designed by Amy Swenson, one of the founders of the Year of Lace. It’s a lovely triangular shawl with a knitted on border, and I can hardly wait!

8 comments:

Donna Lee said...

I am such a huge fan of Roxanne's yarns. Her colors are beautiful. That is a mighty strong incentive.

marycatharine said...

Incentive knitting sounds like a great idea. All those little babies are going to be very warm!

Chandler said...

Aaagh, you're killing me. I haven't touched wool for months (a little problem of mine I like to call "time management"), and your eye candy is making my fingers drop their freelance work and reach longingly toward the knitting basket...must...resist!

Sarah said...

Fabulous plans there - and your Woodlands shawl is lovely

artificiallymythic said...

Oh yummy! All of it. Such luscious eye candy!

Enjoy the baby knitting, it is mercifully quick, unless its a BSJ - and that shawl looks like it's going to be quite glorious!

Bells said...

i like the way you think!!

Rose Red said...

Oh your new lace shipment is so lovely, hope those baby knits are all very quick so you can start on it!

TinkingBell said...

What a fabulous selection of baby knits - and your shawl is just incredible - In awe over here....