There are tons of projects out there that I’d love to knit. Here are a few of my favorites:
– I gasped audibly when I saw the Oriel Lace Blouse by Shirley Paden in the Summer 2007 Interweave. I only know a few women who are elegant and skinny enough to pull it off though, and I’m not sure if any of them will be interested . . . Roomie-kins, you like?
– I’ve never worked with Noro yarn before, and the Lizard Ridge blanket from Knitty is so beautiful, I am hoping I can find a reason to knit it, or at least knit something using the Lizard Ridge technique/pattern. The texture and palette of the yarns is perfect for my mom, so perhaps I’ll suggest it when it’s her turn for a knitted gift again.
– Kate Gilbert’s Equestrian Blazer from that same issue of Interweave.
– The Starsky pattern by Jordana Paige from Knitty. My glamorous sister has an ancient, presumably acrylic/wool blend cabled sweater I have been dying to replace for her. Who knows, maybe she’d roll her eyes, but every time I see that sweater I think ok, this is exactly the perfect thing for her. And finding the elusive “perfect thing” is always awesome.
– Pink Lemon Twist’s Hanami Stole (scroll down to the bottom of the page), which I think might be absolutely perfect for Mom. I’ve got lots of Zephyr at my finger-tips, and I love the asymmetry of the two ends of the stole.
– Jane Elliot’s Starry Night Shawl is one of the more creative pieces I’ve seen in a long while — reminiscent of Norah Gaughan’s patterns from Knitting Nature — and I’m eager to get it on my needles!
And of course, there are projects that I’d love to knit again:
Finally, I am thinking of trying my hand at designing . . . or perhaps I should say copying by re-creating a sweater that I love, loaned to me by glamorous.