Friday, October 29, 2010

I'm all ready

For halloween! All the little candy corns have been sewn on! But you knew (perhaps) if you are on Ravelry.

Now I can go back to my regular program—and just what was that exactly? Um...

Well there is a scarf/shawl to finish.. and there is a shrug to finish, and .... (a rather long list of UFO's that should be finished or frogged!)--Oh yeah there is a scarf (almost finished) to match the Leaf Me Alone hat (and that hat, is still not fully documented ).

I want (I don't need!) to make some fingerless gloves to match my bright and colorful hat—I have, almost certainly, enough yarn left over—so they would be free--(no new yarn needs to be purchased!)

And I have 3 other projects on my mind—a fair isle vest, a Noro vest, and a green sweater (it's bulky wool so it will be a fast knit)--all ideas for stash yarns. Still fermenting is an idea for a sweater with a fair isle yoke (with a matching hat)

And I keep looking at lace scarf/shawls—I just got Knits from the North Sea-- there are so many shawls I want to knit!

Also fermenting are other hat patterns-- Lots of them. And sock patterns, too.

The ideas for socks (most of which are for personal use and won't be documented patterns) come fast and furious. I write them down, and the list grows and grows. It grows many times faster than I can knit—and I have for the past few years been knitting socks at the rate of 1 pair a month –lunar month that is, (12 to 13 pairs a year!) Not always 1 per month--but sometimes a few pairs in one month, and a month or two with no socks at all, still, I usually manage to get at least 12 pairs knit per year.

The current list looks like this-(they are numbered-- but that is just a count, not a priority)
1--Pumpkin socks (pumpkin colored yarn, with a cuff of jack o'lantern's)
2--Top down puffy socks; red, then white, then 3 shades of grey, then a black foot.
3—Crazy 8's—socks with 8 raised vertical 'stripes' –a way to use up left over sock yarns
4—Pedi socks (toe less sock for pedicures)-these are for a gift--
5—Granite socks (Kroy FX sock yarn, in shades of grey, with an intereting granite like stitch pattern)
6—Swirl(Helix) sock –another way to use up some left over sock yarns.
7—Lemon/orange/raspberry/cherry socks (gradient colors)
–a semi match to the bright winter hat—these will generate lots of left over yarns (for swirl and crazy 8 socks!)
8—Purple teal self striping socks (I have a lot of clothes in purple/teal and a goal of making socks that match clothes)
9—Peach socks with lace on leg and instep to match Peachy sweater.(I some Koigu yarn in peach!)
10—Grey socks, with a raspberry swirl—I have a pair of grey/lemon swirl socks, and I really like them, even though the cast on is a bit tight-- I want another pair, done better.
11—Another pair of my Cascading Water socks, (in another shade of blue)

Also on the list, are a few pairs of simple socks—self striping sock yarn, with nothing special about them—except maybe a bit of fanciness at the cuff—or maybe not even that! (generic socks!)

At least a baker's dozen of sock ideas.. (and I have all the yarn needed for these, and then some!)
I am running out of space to store my socks (the sock drawer is full to overflowing!) but my desire to knit socks is unabated! And before I am half way through the list, I know I'll have a dozen more ideas!

Same goes for hats.. I have dozens of hats (and rarely wear a wool hat for warmth) but an unending desire to knit hats...Last year, I gave away to charity over 20 hand knit hats.. and still there are more hats ideas fermenting in my mind!

I think I need to learn how to knit in my sleep.
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