I have been bitten by the sweater bug. By taking the plunge and making my first "sock," I am now in the state of mind to take on new and different sorts of projects. I am going to be more than a scarf and hat knitter! Not that I mind or dislike just making scarves and hats, but I think I am ready to try something new. I used to read patterns for socks and sweaters and be scared, but now I have a lot more confidence about my knitting ability. Just like Kim Possible, I can do anything!
Now, about the sweater. To be honest, when I decided that I want to make a sweater in the near future, I didn't just want to make any sweater, I wanted to make a Weasley or Gryffindor sweater. I have started looking at patterns, but I haven't found one that clicks just yet. I am trying to navigate the fine line between making a Weasley/Hogwarts-esque sweater and a classic sweater. For example, I am all about making a tweed raglan sweater, but I don't want to have a snitch on the front of it. I also don't just want to knit a tweed raglan sweater. The Gryffindor scarf worked out well, because the gold and burgundy stripe pattern will always remain classic, but it still has that Gryffindor flare. Now if I can just find that in a sweater.
I feel I should be completely honest about the sweater. I am also pumped about an excuse to get Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns and Maggie Righetti's Sweater Design in Plain English. I already have a couple of books that talk about knitting sweaters, but any good researcher should have all the information in front of her before she starts, right?
Today I found a completely amazing blog. The LA Fire Department has started their very own blog. How cool is that? I looked to see if Providence has one, but I couldn't find one. RI is supposed to become the first wireless state, but we can't have a city or state-wide blog? I didn't realize how much I wanted one until I saw LAFD's blog. I neeeed it, I waaaaant it.
Okay, I am going to work on some of my knitting projects. Pictures will follow. I am going to go do things, because just like the Dunkin' Donuts commercials says: "Doing things is what I like to do!"