Me, Me, Me.

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)
Bonita Shirt
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
Saddle A-Line
Drops 108-13 Jacket
Hey Teach
I’ll Fly Away
Drops 78-11 Cardigan
Bias Shell
Drops 101-14 Short-sleeved top
Drops 74-21 cardigan
Gathered Pullover
Henley Perfected

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13 Responses to Me, Me, Me.

  1. Anne says:

    Susan tried to underhandedly add me to the list. Hmpf.

    Most of the yarn I have in stash is DK weight or less. Can you honestly see me cranking thru Alice Starmore’s Henry VIII, plus…well….. anything else? And since I’m on a knit-from-stash moratorium until the house here in SLC sells…… Not much available in the way of new sweater stash.

    Maybe you could have a tiny-needles subgroup? Only 6 sweaters on size 3s or less?

  2. Carrie says:

    You won’t suck me in with this one. I’m already having dreams of Silky Wool (really, I dreamt about it all last night) thanks in part to you and Margene! 😉

  3. Stacey says:

    Nice list. I think you may have given me my silky wool vest/ top.

    Thank you for being so crazy.

  4. margene says:

    Your list is at least twice the length of mine. Any would be fabulous. I’m still not sure I’ve picked myself up off the floor.

  5. Chris says:

    Well, it’ll be entertaining to watch. 🙂

  6. Carole says:

    Nuts doesn’t even begin to cover the insanity of this idea. It will be fun to watch, though.

  7. Nora says:

    You guys are my idols.

  8. debbie says:

    You guys are nuts. Srsly.

  9. Fiona says:

    Wow, and I thought I had problems planning which twelve to make! Lots of nice stuff on that list, though.

  10. Lani says:

    Hmmm… I may try to do 6 next year… that might be doable for me. (That also means more yarn purchases since I only have two garments worth of yarn). One is for the husband though.

  11. susan says:

    You’d be shocked at how many of the sweaters you’ve listed are on my “maybe” list. Are we the same person?

  12. Cookie says:

    This is going to be a lot of fun to watch.

  13. Laritza says:

    I will be watching this one closely! If I did not commit to knitting such huge pieces I might tag along. But I like huge Shetland and like shawls. No way it can be even close to one a month.

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