I have now completed another knitted gift, so I am back to blogging. I wish I had finished a day sooner and could have had post 42, but oh well. An update on my deadline: I have one gift to go (and the toe of a sock) with 6 days remaining. I would say that I am sure to finish in time but that would be like kicking karma in the shin.
I am an indecisive person a good part of the time. As I mentioned previously I have 3 sweaters I could start after the Christmas knitting is done. The problem is which one should I start? I am taking the easy way out and polling you all out there in blog world. The choices with a bit of explanation are below.
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace (100% merino wool)
Pros – The easy pattern stitch will not require much thinking so I can spend time talking with family while knitting. The yarn is super soft and a great color.
Cons – A lot of calculating will be needed to start this pattern because I am replacing the bulky yarn called for in the pattern with a lace weight yarn. I am basically taking the pattern stitch and the raglan shaping and making the pattern over completely as far as the stitch counts and shaping go.
Yarn: Kathmandu DK (85% merino wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere)
Pros – I love this yarn and it is the oldest out of these three project choices. Also a simple pattern that should be easy to follow while visiting with family.
Cons -I have to recalculate slightly because the yarn I am using is a lighter weight than called for in the pattern, but close enough that I should be able to follow a larger size without too much thinking.
Yarn: Harrisville Shetland (100% wool)
Pros -I LOVE this pattern and really want this jacket.
Cons – I have to recalculate slightly because the yarn I am using is a lighter weight than called for in the pattern, but close enough that I should be able to follow a larger size without too much thinking (yup same as choice 2.) This will require some pattern following and thinking while knitting. Also, the biggest con in my mind is that the pattern does not have a chart for the cables, I will either have to read them line by line or make my own chart.
Well folks, those are the choices. I want to make them all, but need help with where to start. Please help me decide and leave comments as to why you voted the way you did.