Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hopeful and Over-Motivated?

So after spending way too much time on Ravelry in my newly inspired knitting mood, I have come up with the semi-crazy goal of knitting five tops this summer before I move back for school. Yes, five.

Semi-crazy because I know it's completely possible, as I'll have about two and a half weeks per top and when I get going on something I really like I don't put it down.

Semi-crazy because if I fall out of said knitting mood, I'll be lucky to get one done.

I've got the first four already picked out. My requirements for a good pattern are: realistically useable (because let's be honest... an 18 year old college kid doesn't wear over-cabled cardigans and a Florida girl doesn't wear long-sleeve bulky color-work sweaters), minimal seaming, and a close-ish fit.

1. Talia vest by SweaterBabe from the Spring 2008 issue. (Starting this tomorrow when my mother isn't home to lecture me on driving out in this horrible rainey bluster to get yarn.)

2. Cherie Amour by Ashley Adams Moncrief from the Fall 2007 issue.

3. Yosemite by Swanky Knits from the Spring 2008 issue.

4. Ultra Femme by Jenna Adorno from Stitch N Bitch Nation and Knitty Gritty.

Five has yet to be determined. Got any suggestions that fit the above criteria? I might design something, depends on how ambitious I get or how frustrated I am with my suitable pattern search.

Oh, and this is all besides the socks I'm knitting for Alex, the socks I'm going to make for me, the baby socks for Charlotte, the beanie for Alex, and the stuffed pterodactyl for Nicole. And whatever other small projects come along.


  1. Wow you are going to be busy!

  2. I can totally relate to the realization that too much time is being spent on Ravelry. I literally had that thought last week as well. My suggestion is a boobholder by Stephanie Japel. Perfect for a college kid who sometimes resides in Florida. It would look great on you!

  3. Dude, sorry I'm a freakish commenter this evening! I'm doing the NaKniSweMoDo09 on Ravelry (that's 12 tops, 12 months) so I've been gathering tons of pattern possibilities. I really like the Green Gable Tee, Honorine, the Razor Cami, Karma Tank, Featherweight Cardigan, Tempting, Demeter Camisole....Ok it goes on and on. I have 4 pages of favorited tops. Those might fit the bill, though!

  4. Robin Marie - I'll be stopping by your favorited page today! I've been surfing around other people's favorites that are said to be related to my queue, but I just want to pick the perfect thing for the last one.



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