Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Best Intentions....

I have been thinking a lot about knitting garments lately, like actual jumpers and cardigans (and dresses - but even I'm not delusional enough to think I'll finish a knitted dress anytime soon!) and not just socks, hats and mittens. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE knitting socks and I'm really busy designing them at the moment which I'm really happy about but I see the lovely things that Saz and Mooncalf produce and there's a small part of me which keeps internally nagging me to knit big scary garments

What I should do is finish one of the 3 garments I've already started. I should, but I'm not going to. I have considered this carefully but one of them is an Aidez, which is in chunky wool, not ideal for the impending summer months. One is a Hey Teach, this is finished except for the seaming but......... I don't like it. And I won't wear it. I love the yarn, it's Rowan Summer Tweed in a lovely rusty brown colour, but I just don't like the combination of this yarn and pattern, so I'm going to rip it out and use the yarn for a Hawthorne Wrap. The last one is a Jada Shrug, I haven't got a good excuse for ignoring this one, it's in a lovely linen yarn and I will definitely wear it, but I want to start something new, don't tell the knitting police........

This is what I'm going to make...


It's The Jan Sweater from A Stitch in Time 2, the book isn't out yet but I got the pattern with my copy of The Knitter this week and I LOVE it, I can't stop thinking about it. In my stash I found 6 balls of Rowan Pure Wool 4ply which were the subscriber gift a few years ago, the colour is Eau de Nil, its a slightly greeny blue.

I'm casting on tonight, this time I will finish a garment..........probably


  1. If I had the right yarn around, I definitely would have dropped everything and cast on for Jan. The sweater is gorgeous!

  2. Oh my...I love that sweater!! It's going to look great in that color too.

  3. I didn't realise I wasn't following your blog. Well, fixed that now.

    That is a lovely pattern and well worth investing the time as it will be wearable for so many seasons. Keep us up to date with your progress!