Last week at SnB, Susan, Margene and I were talking about how much we were into making sweaters lately. And how many sweaters’ worth of yarn we had in our stashes. Susan decided we should make a pact to make one sweater a month next year. And that they should be adult sweaters, made for ourselves. None of this knitting for others stuff.
After Margene and I picked ourselves off the floor and stopped laughing, we gave it some serious thought. Maybe that wouldn’t be such a bad idea! We’ve definitely been feeling the sweater love lately.
Susan wanted to limit it to starting and finishing one sweater each month, but since Margene has a Bohus sweater queued up, and that will probably take more than a month, we talked her into loosening that rule a bit. The details haven’t been finalized, but the general idea will be 12 sweaters in 2009. They can be sleeveless, but they should be adult-sized, and preferably for ourselves.
Yes, we’re nuts. But you already knew that.
Stay tuned for more details, and a Ravelry group coming soon, for those of you crazy enough to join the fun.
So what patterns am I thinking about? There’s still that retro top I have a hankering to make. I definitely plan on doing a plain funnel-neck long-sleeved pullover from that blue Silky Wool I bought, and I might also do a sleeveless plain shell with a funnel neck or crew neck. I’d also like to try something out of one of those Japanese pattern books I bought.
Some of the other patterns I’m thinking about are the following, in totally random order. Yes, I know there’s more than twelve here. What do you think? Anything you think I should or shouldn’t plan on making next year?
These are all Ravelry links:
Habu Paper-Linen Jacket
Sirdar Donegal Tweed Cardigan
Drops 97-18 Cardigan
Drops 69-18 Ribbed Top
Vogue Pullover with Collar (I’m thinking sans collar – maybe just a crew neck)
Drops 95-33 Cardigan
Drops 103-1 Jacket
Basic Black Cardigan
Victoria Yoke Pullover
Saddle Shoulder Aran
Baby Cables and Big Ones Too
Skye Tweed Jacket
Drops 84-1a Pullover in Vivaldi
Drops 108-13 Jacket
I’ll Fly Away
Drops 78-11 Cardigan
Drops 101-14 Short-sleeved top
Drops 74-21 cardigan