Thursday, September 06, 2007

Wanted: Inspiration

I feel that I'm at an impasse. I need a new project since the Quattro soaker is done, but I'm all done with soakers and I loathe to say it but socks aren't doing it for me right now. Even the Jaywalkers have become lackluster. There is plenty of beautiful sock yarn in my stash and I love it all, but I don't have the slightest urge to pick any of it up. So basically, no more butt or feet knitting for a while.

What I want to knit is something adult-sized and that requires more brain cells than will be on Owen's birthday cake next week. (That would be 4 in case you were wondering.) I have plenty of pattern options thanks to the magic of Ravelry, but the difficulty lies in committing to a project. I could knit a tank top but that is something that can only be enjoyed for a few more weeks before being put away. So if a tank top is out of the running then that leaves sweaters, shrugs and shawls.

How would you decide?

Tomorrow during Ailish's nap I'm going to sit on the floor with knitting books spread out around me and try to find that spark. Perhaps the knitting muse has slipped between the pages of one of those books!

5 comments:

Zarah said...

I vote for something big and woolly!

Tammy said...

Aw, that's easy. I looked at your Ravelry queue (man, there's a lot of socks there) and found something that fits your parameters that also happens to be in my queue (so that I can benefit from you knitting it first)!

I vote for the neck-down wrap cardigan (#93 in the queue).

Kate said...

I recommend Scott.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a great way to spend nap time! I'd vote for Samus. Its such a simple sweater, but that cabling is beautiful!

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Anonymous said...

what about a moebius? It's a scientific anonomoly.