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8.07.2004

future projects

the go-everythere, go-with-everything cardigan
per nadine's mum's request, i'll be making this cardigan from the stitch 'n bitch book for her for xmas. luckily, that's quite a ways away, since it knitting on size 4 needles. it's knitting in 5 separate pieces, which might end up being a pain when i'm finishing it. however, i'll at least be able to take it with me on the el, since the individual pieces shouldn't be too big.

skully
this sweater is also from the snb book, but i'm knitting it for myself. i need to figure out what i want on the sleeves (if anything) and chart it out, since i don't think i can pull off the skull and crossbones thing. hehe...it's knit in 3 pieces, which isn't too bad, since i'll just have to attach the sleeves at the end. however, once i get a lot of the main part done, it won't really be travel-friendly. it'll definitely be a good fall project.

a baby hat
i'm not sure what pattern i'm going to use yet, but i bought 2 skeins of amazingly soft yarn that is just begging to be a baby hat. i may try the umbilical cord hat from the snb book. it looks like a good way to practice my double-point needle circular knitting, since i just tried that for the first time tonight and struggled a bit. plus, it seems to have very minimal finishing, since the top is an i-cord.

a hat
i may use some leftover yarn to make myself a hat. i'm debating between a conventional hat (hot head from snb) and the sparkle hat (once again, from snb). the sparkle one is definitely more interesting, and more of a challenge, but i'm not sure i can pull of huge sequins on a hat.

a scarf or something similar
i'm thinking of possibly making the windy city scarf (from snb), since it's small, which means it won't take up a lot of yarn and should knit of fairly quickly. however, the loopy velez cowl (from snb) looks pretty challenging and probably just as quick as the windy city scarf. plus, it's more unique, which is always a good thing. i'll need to see if i enough have any yarn to make it.

update

hobo bag
well, i finished the huge-ass hobo bag tonight. i ran out of yarn and the craft store didn't have any more, so i had to get a different color. fabulous, no? i'm going to make a flower (or two...or a dozen) with the color to try and pull it together. i'm not sure if that will work.

it is huge, though. i mean...i can't even explain it. i seriously have to post a picture of it. i need to work on the concept of "gauge" a bit more, i think. hehe...

i'm not sure what i'm going to use it for. it's too big to really be practical to carry around with me. plus, it stretches out too easily. i really need to take the time to learn how to sew. a liner would help immensely. i though of using it to store yarn that isn't in use, but it isn't quite big enough for that.

however, it did really keep me from losing my mind and from getting very stressed out during our nightmare airport experience when we were trying to get to san francisco last month. yay for knitting!

big bad baby blanket
i haven't worked on this since the last time i mentioned it on here. however, since the hobo bag is done, i'm going to focus on that. besides, it needs to be finished by some time in september anyhow.