Saturday, June 16, 2007

Project Dreaming

(Sing to California Dreaming by the Mamas and Papas)

All the heels are turned
And the gusset is fine
I've been for a stroll
Thru patterns of mine

There comes a time in a knitter’s life when decisions must be made.

The end is (almost) in sight for a project

and the dreams begin. Should the knitter cast on for another sock?

Crosshatch Lace sock from More Sensational Knitted Socks – a book that is indeed more and sensational.

Or should the knitter use that Habu cashmere for

fingerless gloves using the stitch pattern for the Fish Trap wrist warmers from Arctic Lace?

Then there’s the second Calla Lily Sock from Sundara's Petal Collection.

And since Christmas is six months away; maybe it’s time to start the little knitted ornaments from leftover yarn

(Holiday 2006 Interweave Knits)

Or maybe none of the above.

There are a couple of unhatched babies that should be wrapped in something soft and handknit. Plus I have a stash-busting (crocheted) afghan in mind. And what about that gift cable scarf that didn't make the queue last Christmas?

Meanwhile, Forest Canopy Shawl is waiting impatiently.

Decisions, decisions.


margaret in manhattan said...

tough decision ... I would go back to the shawl, but I'm just in total lace mode - 'tsup to you, my friend!

sherriknits said...

I say go eat strawberries and ponder this a bit.

Octopus Knits said...

So many choices! That crosshatch lace pattern is really pretty...

Devorah said...

Finish one of the sock projects! One of us should be finishing instead of starting stuff ...

sonja said...

Why does Devorah get to have all the startitis fun? I say break out the Habu. (You know you want to!) But me? I'm with Margaret in Total Lace Mode.

sonja said...

Hey, I checked in again and realize I've been singing your lyrics to "Leaving On a Jet Plane" by mistake! All my bags are packed; I'm ready to go...."

Jane said...

I second the strawberries. :)

My Dahlia socks are in the Crosshatch Lace stitch -- it's so pretty!

Dipsy said...

Now you have me singing here - awesome lyrics to a beautiful tune! ;) Your projects are all so beautiful - I'm with Sherri here, eating strawberries will solve any problems with decisions ;)