When I first started knitting, I told myself that if I only knit scarves for the rest of my life I would be okay with that. I started knitting as a stress relief, a way to keep myself warm, and to learn a cool new thing. Now I have branched out to hats, purses, necklaces, socks, and fingerless mittens. Okay, the socks are a bit "in progress" if you will (I can't seem to finish a fingering weight sock). I have made one worsted weight sock and a Christmas stocking though!
Anyway, the major project bug has hit. I want to make the Box-the-Compass Pullover, Sylvi, Vivian, and Kingscot. Suddenly I have confidence to knit something substantial. I feel they are all within my grasp. There are challenges to all of them, but I know how to knit, purl, increase, and decrease. ::sigh:: Why do I always want to start projects that don't require any of the yarn in my sizable stash? It is the knitter's curse.
Here are pictures of the sweater, coat, jacket, and cardigan...Oh! By the way, the Box-the-Compass Pullover is an EZ and Meg Swansen design and the last three are in the Twist Collective Winter 2008. There are some very beautiful designs in this new e-zine.
It happens to the best of us. The entire first year I knit, it was all scarves. Then a single pair of mittens sent me over the edge. Welcome to the dark side!ReplyDelete