Plugging away

Oh, urgh, ugh.  I’m in the knitting doldrums.  I’m plugging away at the shrug pattern, which is all very well and good, but is not exactly knitting.  My Herbivore is nearly done, but as I’m close to the end, I’m getting the “hurry up and finish” eagerness that makes me less into the actual knitting and more into wanting to see the end of it.  I still haven’t finished Gabriel’s sweater, and I am so so sick of that yarn that it makes me want to scream.   I’ve got a new pattern in mind and on the needles, but I don’t feel like working on it right now.

No, what I really want is to cast on for something new, something that I didn’t design and that hits that sweet spot where it keeps you interested, but you don’t need to concentrate super hard either.  I’ve got all these patterns I really want to knit and I’m just not there yet.  Herbivore actually fits that description to a tee – it’s just that I’m almost done with that.  (Oh, and hey, the pattern’s out now, so go get it!  It’s a very fun knit, and the finished object works equally well for a lady or a very dapper gentleman.)

Right now I want to use my Tosh Lace to cast on for a Footlights Cardigan, but that will have to wait.  No new sweater for me until Gabriel has a sweater, unless it’s the new pattern I’m working on.  (Stern warning to self here.)

Also, long overdue picture!  Remember that sample I was making for Malabrigo?  I actually finished a while back, but I took ages to find buttons that satisfied me.  So, in all its glory, Salto:

Tomorrow I ship it off.  It’s very warm, and I really enjoyed knitting it.  It’s very, very simple – just garter and stockinette with short rows – but it adds up to something a little different from a typical cowl.  I will mention, though, that I needed a little more than the one skein of Gruesa called for in the book.  I don’t know if this was my issue, or if I had a skein that was a little short, or if the pattern’s just a little bit off, but I figured I’d mention it in case anyone else wanted to knit this pattern.

If you haven’t, be sure to offer a name for my shrug pattern if you haven’t!  Tomorrow I will draw three people to win a copy of the Clothilde pattern.  Good luck!


2 Responses to “Plugging away”

  1. theLady Says:

    Oh my. That Salto is something else. It is strangely compelling.
    Anyhow, if you were a sock knitter, I would say you need to start a pair of socks! Simple or complex as you like, new yarn, fun stuff!
    I would suggest a name for your shrug, but I have none to suggest. Looks like everyone else has been quite creative though! Love reading through those comments.

  2. mick Says:

    Oh don’t encourage me to buy the Herbivore pattern. I keep looking at it and it is just gorgeous.

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