I have done next to no knitting since the Closing Ceremonies of the Olympics. I have been thinking a lot about knitting, though. Between reading and orientation stuff, I just haven't had the time. I have been working on my Summer Sweater KAL sweater, but the front is constructed so oddly that I'm not going to bother with a photo until it's finished. Should be next week, but we'll see how crazy things get.
The Ravellenic Games got me doing some knitting-related thinking and doing. I frogged a sweater and a hat that I don't wear and am in the process of deciding what the yarn will become and when. I need to weigh it all to determine for sure how much yarn I have and rummage through the stash bin to see if any more of it is hiding somewhere, but I think I have enough to make either another Rocky Coast or Tinder. Then I have to decide whether I'll make it for me or for my aunt, who has been in line to get a Christmas sweater for several years now. I made Rocky Coast for her last year, but the arms were too snug. Now that I know how to fix that....
Here is a terrible photo of the sweater before:
I'll work up a poll so you guys can help me decide, yeah? Would you think about it for me, please? I'd appreciate it. I have so many sweaters, that I probably don't need another, but I'd love to knit both of these for someone, if not me.
Here's a worse photo of an old sweater (look how short my hair is!):
And here's the story: I knit a few sweaters before someone taught me about gauge and a few more before I learned about sizing and measuring. That's why I frogged one and never wear this one. This is actually my first sweater (the first one I finished, anyway). I really, really love it, but I have no idea why I chose to knit it in brown (yes I do...Jared did). I've decided I don't care, this is the year I'm going to wear it! So I'm going to see if blocking it will get it a tiny bit bigger and then, instead of worrying about finding a zipper like I've been doing for 4 years, I'm just going to pick up and knit some button bands.
I have no idea when you'll see these things. They are just things I was thinking about and planning ahead for, which I don't do very often, but kind of enjoyed. :) What are you looking forward to knitting this fall?
For Summer Sweater KAL posts, go to Shannon's blog and for WIP Wednesday posts, see Tami's!