My Ravelry queue is an absolute catastrophe. I mean….! There are items on that list that have been there forever. Every time I go to weed things out and straighten things out I just. Can’t! I can’t just remove things. I’m afraid I’ll lose track of them forever. All the things I really want to knit may be lost! Tragic.
…And speaking of tragedy and the things I really want to knit…Seems to me I’m knitting a whole bunch of things right now that I only marginally want to knit. I wish the “hafta” knit list could be done so that I could move forward into the “wanna” knit list. Forward from that would be never creating the “hafta” list to begin with. (Let’s allow that thought to simmer a minute, shall we?)
Anyhoo…here are some things I’d knit if I had the time.
1. If you know me at all, you’ll know I’m on a bit of a health kick lately. I’ve been working out and eating healthy since the beginning of March. (Why Mother Nature, knowing this, conspired to put not one but TWO new bakeries within spittin’ distance of the Shop, I’ll never know, but that’s another post.) Just when I thought wearing work out clothes precluded wearing a comfy sweater, Alicia Plummer came up with this: “Cooldown”. I love this as a concept and have a very interesting idea germinating in my mind which involves KnitPicks “Shine” (60% Pima cotton, 40% Modal.)
2. I made a “Haruni” about 3 years ago, and loved every minute of it. It’s pretty and instantly gratifying. I wear this old Haruni every time we do a show. It packs easily, I can wear it no matter what the season or temperature and it always gets me a ton of compliments. I’d like another. Actually, I’d like to knit another. While we were at Knitter’s Frolic back in April, I bought some Madeline Tosh and some pretty beads with just this purpose in mind. Now, if I only had the time…
3. I’m in love with Tin Can Knits, just like everyone else. I’d heard of Tin Can of course, but really started looking closely when I found the Simple Collection; it’s packed with great stuff for knitting classes. When I saw “Pop Blanket”, I knew I’d have to make it some day. The combination of the color-changing fantasy of Noro Kureyon (it’s actually meant to be “Crayon” I’m told by a Japanese customer) and the earthy goodness of Cascade Eco had me at “Cast-On”.
4. Something, anything, by Kate Davies. I’m embarrassed to say, I’ve never knit one of her patterns and the suspense is killing me. It would be a very tough call, but I’d probably choose “Epistrophy” from the “Yokes” book. Anybody who’d design a sweater in homage to Thelonius Monk is pretty okay in my books!
5. “Brookline”. Love at first sight. We got Road to China swatch cards in the shop last week. It was all I could do not to order the yarn and cast it on. I would have, too, if I’d had the time.