There are some knitters that cast on new projects all the time. A lot of those projects end up getting ripped out and never completed. Of course, I sometimes change my mind about a project, and I’ve got three or four in the “to be frogged” pile right now, but I never cast on a new project without a lot of thought. There’s just so much to decide! What pattern will it be? What yarn will I use? What size needles get the best gauge? And then finally…. which of the many, many different cast on techniques will I use?
Anyway, I was about to start knitting Amelia, since Patti is having such a great experience with it, but after looking at the yarn I had for a bit, I think I need some softer and with more loft for Amelia. So after much internal debate, I have decided to cast on for Ariann, which is a pattern I bought a few weeks ago on my yarn store crawl through the hill country.
The yarn I have is a wool/flax blend in a dark foresty green, and plan to make a scoop neck instead of the collar. Anyway, I’m counting today, February 7th as my start date, and my goal is to finish the sweater by April 7th, just in time for anything resembling sweater weather in Texas to disappear. Sweet. I’m hopeful it can and will become my “Why on earth is the air conditioning set at 55 degrees in this place?” sweater for the summer.
This is a pretty sad little camera phone picture, but I finally finished a pair of socks that have been half completely (only one sock) since October.
I had another failed attempt at whole wheat bread last night. The recipe looked so fool proof, but I always end up with a brick! This evening, I might give a try to this Crunchy Farmhouse Bread” but I think I like the idea of making them sandwich sized buns, so I might need really big muffin tins or something? Dunno… need to do some research.