I've been poring over my patterns and stash to plan out what my fall/winter knits are going to be. Although I never feel the need to do this for spring or summer, I do enjoy planning my projects for the fall. Fall to my mind is more fresh than the new year, especially where knitting is concerned. I came up with quite a few new things to make, all from my stash, but once they were written down on a list, they really added up and now I see it's a tall--if not impossible--order indeed! Not to mention I have a few WIPs to finish! And other hobbies and obligations . . . well, you see. Nevertheless, here are the knitting projects I just have to get to this season :o)
St. Columba vest by Alice Starmore. A challenging, but not endless, project.
Glade from Rowan 40 by Marie Wallin. I bought these yarns during the Webs super sale (a sale worth waiting for). The beautiful colors of Tapestry and Kidsilk Haze will be a joy to knit, although I've heard some things about the pattern that I'll need to sort out for me.
Cocoon from Haiku Knits, in Rowan's Cocoon. I have the Frost color, like the cream color shown, which I acquired through a Ravelry trade.
Lizard Ridge Blanket in Noro Kureyon. This is a Christmas gift for mom. I plan to make a lap blanket of 4 x 4 squares or so, and started in February to get ahead, but I think I have only 3 done so far.
Sweater in my own handspun. Claudia was asking about this project, and I haven't forgotten it! But it definitely needs a new injection of life. Here's the inspiration board for my handspun sweater:
I should just stop here, but there's more. Manu, by Kate Davies. I have enough Joseph Galler 100% alpaca, as Knittimo on Ravelry did, to make this. Isn't hers lovely?
And the original:
And last, I must try to make a couple of Dickensian party mice this year:
Original pattern by Alan Dart. I have the "party mice" version, which includes a Christmas tree, Santa mouse, and mice with punch bowl and figgy pudding. I figure I could add a new mouse or two each year, like I do with my nativity (which obviously doesn't have mice in it!).
I didn't add in the 4-ply project mentioned in the prior post because I don't know if I'll get to it this fall/winter season unless I'm just dying for a 4-ply project, which does happen. Add to this my WIPs of Field of Flowers shawl, Donegal, and Origami Pullover, and it's a list to behold!
What are your fall knitting plans--or desires?