I’ve got a dilemma. OK, it’s not really a dilemma, just a decision I need to make. OK, it’s barely a decision, but I’d like your input.
I’ve finished my Chuck sweater (which went really fast, since I had the week off work). It’s blocking out right now, and I’ll let you know how it turns out later this week.
My needles are empty (at least for the moment- I have some design work coming up). I’ve got a little more time to knit for myself, and I’ve got a lovely skein of Tosh Merino Light that’s been looking at me for months. It’s a gorgeous, dark navy(ish) blue, but it still manages to glow in the sun. It’s so pretty, I couldn’t manage to get a good picture of it myself, so I’ll use the one from Madeline Tosh’s website.Ooh! Aah!
So, here’s the question- What can I make with about 400 yards of fingering weight yarn and abut 1 week of time?
My first thought is, of course, socks. After all, I always think about socks. I love these socks in particular. I made a pair of them last fall, but my husband claimed them out from under me. I would love to make a pair for myself. But, I think this yarn might be a little too fancy for socks- I don’t think I can get behind hand-wash-only socks. (I’ll do a lot of things for knitwear, but I won’t do that.)
Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica LuederMy second thought is a shawl/scarf. It’s been a minute since I knit up lace- I’ve been on a cables kick for the last year or so. I could knit up a shawl like this one. I worry about trying to adapt such a lovely shawl to a fingering weight, though.
Annis by Susanna IC
Oh, but you know what I need? I need a lovely, comfy hat. (Here I go being a project knitter again.) Of course, I’ve got plenty of hats, but I could always use another one. I’ve had short hair for years, but I started buzzing it off a few months ago- my head is cold and I need a soft, casual, non-super-cold-weather hat.
I think this one might be the one.
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClureWhat would you make with a skein of special yarn? What should I make?