I need buttons for my clown sweater, and then it’s finished. This means I am currently trying to plan the next project! Last night I did some swatching:
Unfortunately, I have to reswatch tonight, since I am not on gauge. Fortunately, the Pronto (the green) and the GGH Goa (the hot pink) are the same gauge and the same weight, so if I’m feeling lazy, which I no doubt will, I only really have to swatch one of them.
I will probably knit the Japanese cabley T-shirt first (with the Pronto). The Goa is going to be, hmmm, maybe a casual zip cardi? Lately all my cardis have been short in the armholes, which means I can only wear snug shirts underneath them, and that’s not very practical. The pinky purply stuff is Rowan Handknit Cotton DK. The amazing Kay sent me enough to make that stripey T (which is why the T will be called the Super Kay T or something like that).
Another thing I’m thinking about knitting is this:
It’s about the only thing in the newest Rebecca that I remotely like (what’s with all the weird, holey stuff? Isn’t all that nipple action so 2004?), and what’s odd is it’s not really me. Still, I find myself drawn to it. The problem is I don’t want to make it in mohair (it calls for GGH Soft Kid). If I ever wear this, it would be in the summer as a wrappy thing on cool mornings or evenings, and the last thing I want touching my skin is mohair or wool. Does anyone have any suggestions for substitutions? I’m worried that making it with cotton would make it too stiff.
Are you still reading? Curious about the lovely mug in the photo? It says, “Manolo says, the fashion mania for the poncho, it is now over.” Carolyn sent it to me. She is the one who introduced me to Manolo’s Shoe Blog. It is really funny (even though I still think some ponchos are cute).