I’m sure you’ve all been on pins and needles wondering what happened — did I finish my Cowichan-ish vest in time to wear it at Rhinebeck? I can’t believe I didn’t say so in my Rhinebeck report, but yes, yes I did. Wellllllll, sorta. The zipper needs a little more attention and I haven’t decided what I’m doing about the armholes yet, so that’s one last detail to be tended to. But I love it, I wore it, so did Amber, and I hope to have pics of it soon, at which point I’ll interview myself for the series. I also finished my gorgeous Laurus that same weekend.
If I could drop everything and cast on anything I wanted right now, hand to heart it would be another Cowichan vest, with another mega zipper. However, there are more pressing matters. For one thing, there’s my Slotober Frock, which I honestly still haven’t made up my mind about, so it’s not looking like it will be finished before Slow Fashion October comes to an end. That’s fine and just, right? Then the thing I cast on after the last Cowichan end was woven in (oh lord, so many ends) was the aforementioned black version of my Anna Vest. I’ll be at Tolt for the anniversary and book launch party on the 7th, and I thought it would be fun to wear my vest from the book, but those six inches of knitting you see up there are all I have, so there’s no way that’s happening. I am crazy about the way the Terra is knitting up in this stitch pattern — an unexpectedly perfect fabric — so while I can’t wait for this to exist, the fact that I won’t have it in time for the big event means the project is downgraded, while these two skip ahead:
1) Bob’s first sweater. How long have I been promising this? Forever. It’ll be knitted in this great deep blue-green O-Wool Balance and it will be a classic rollneck pullover. I’m thinking saddle shouldered, but I’ve not knitted a saddle shoulder before. Research to do.
2) My perfect grey pullover. We’ve talked about this treasured Sawkill Farm yarn — I just need to make up my mind about the pattern. Do I want to do the Purl Sweatshirt Sweater? Improvise a perfectly basic top-down crewneck (with basted seams, of course)? Or apply aforementioned saddle-shoulder research to my own sweater, too. (I mean, this is pretty perfect, right?)
Decisions, decisions. Thankfully there’s the next Hatalong hat, launching tomorrow, to alleviate all the stockinette stitch in my future.
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