As I sat in the kitchen eating my biscuit this morning, I realized I have a problem. I need something to knit. It’s just a fact. I find myself in the awful, awkward position of knitting all day, yet not really in a position to blawg it, because it’s all stuff for our next tome, Mason-Dixon Knitting 2: The Shining. Believe me, it’s going to be chockablock with earth-shattering innovation, this new book. I weep at my own brilliance. How could that index finger, I think as I gaze at my hand, be so loaded with talent? But if I show off my idea for a fun-fur-lined bustier with intarsia lips on the bosoms, well, there goes THAT surprise.
The trouble is, I like writing about what I’m knitting. This is a knitting blog, fer heaven’s sake. So I need a project, a palate cleanser, something easy and compelling. One discovery made during the recent Months of Knitting Incessantly is that I really do like to knit. It’s fun, you know? What a hobby! I like it so much that I don’t much care what it is that I’m knitting. To that end, I could use advice on what I ought to knit next. Here are the options which come to mind.
1. A beautiful shrug I saw someplace which uses Blue Sky Alpaca Silk yarn. Oh–here it is. Is it a shrug or a sweater? It’s BOTH! Isn’t it pretty?
2. Something using a yarn I have never used before. In that category are bamboo, cashmere, silk, 100% polyamide, hemp, camel, rabbit, dog, cat (intentional cat, that is).
3. My Jack White Tribute Sweater. The White Stripes are coming to Bonnaroo in June, and I need to GIT READY FOR THAT. A portable shrine. What more could a person want?
4. Anything, anything at all. What are you guys knitting that’s fun? I’m, like, totally in. Girl needs a project.
PS Yes, that’s Koigu up there, waiting patiently for its destiny.