Decisions…decisions

I’m a good month away from finishing South Park Lindsay and am already debating what to just (k)nits cast on next sweaterwise. I had my sweater queue all set and was planning to knit South Park Yuki (top-down crew neck raglan cardigan using cable panels from Bloody Mary and calculations from Barbara Walker). I will use Classic Elite Majestic Tweed Cherry Pie colorway.  However, this weekend Baby Cocktails (Thea Colman) released Shaken or Stirred and I’m in love. I quickly re-purposed Quince & Co Chickadee that I’d bought for Gullfoss which is also in sweater queue but one of those pieces that I’m not sure I’ll like–not to mention I’ve ended my “love affair” with Stephen West for the moment. The main color is Frost (pale blue-gray) with contrasting colors Crocus, Delft and Parsley–or possibly Clay, Belize, Pomegranate.  Now I want to just (k)nits cast on the Shaken or Stirred next. I really can’t decide so help me by voting…which sweater should I just (k)nits cast on next? If you’re uncomfortable using the poll, please leave a comment.

Speaking of South Park Lindsay, one of my current just (k)nits for fun, I’ve finished the sleeves and the joining round.I used US sizes 4 and 6 needles for the sleeves and US sizes 3 and 5 for the body. So I’m now back on US size 5 needles. I’m knitting this from Quince & Co Chickadee and am a bit concerned about having enough. I have to give Quince & Co A+++ in customer service. I had placed an order and emailed them Monday to ask if I could add a skein of Belize to the other small order. Adi Kehoe answered promptly and quickly added it to my existing order. Not only do I love their yarns but also their customer service.Thanks Adi!2014-06-18 08.05.28

My other just (k)nits for fun is TTL Mystery Shawl KAL 2014  and I’m about half finished with clue 3. I’m using US size 6 needles and Black Trillium Pebble Sock Smoke Gradient. I’ve been working on this on Sundays when I get the new clue then finishing the followingi Saturday but I didn’t finish half the clue on Sunday so I’m working a few rows each day. I suspect that will happen next week also.

Just (k)nits for othersthe backpack buddies are moving right along and should be all finished well before their deadline. I’ve finished 4 or 5 Owl Puffs which knit up very quickly. I will have some secret just (k)nits for others in the next week or so.

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just (k)nits.

 

 

1 Response to “Decisions…decisions”


  1. 1 Mary Hess June 19, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Really like the Shaken or Stirred with the multi choices of creative variations depending on mood/yarn choices etc. BUT…..don’t have a visual of South Park Yuki to compare. I REALLY love the South Park Linsey and would love to do that pattern stitch on something!

    Afternoon Tea went for a TOTAL frog pond dive and yarn will be repurposed. Couldn’t keep stitch count for pattern detail to save myself……no matter how careful and focused I tried to be……even limiting myself to only two rows a day! Had put tooooo much time into it…….didn’t need to be riding a horse or have the slightest eye for quality of pattern execution to see that it was a mess! Have two pairs of sox to finish and more in queue for holiday/winter gifts……also need to wake up wedding afghan and at least do some each day even tho into hotter temps. Really want to do a shawl/wrap for myself for winter as I found how mega useful it will be here in colder clime……good alternative to full sweater at times. Temps in 80′s two days ago and very hot and humid on my morning walk early yesterday……today should have worn fleece hooded jacket and scarf….tho I only grabbed a corduroy shirt! Also walked ‘in the clouds’ today…….we have multi days of HEAVY fog.

    Nuf for now…..more soon.

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Just (k)nits bound off 2014

Maggie the Mama Owl 1
Fractional Fish
Maggie the Mama Owl 2
Maggie the Mama Owl 3
Little Luchador
Basic Biscuit Body
Maggie the Mama Owl 4
Not-big Guinea Pig
Maggie the Mama Owl 5
Half-sized Hippo
Pithy Platypus
12 Stripes of Christmas socks
Undersized Unicorn
Mr Bluejeans (sweater 1)
Basic Stitchy Body
Dinky Doggy
Basic Peanut Body
Bantam Bunny
Lil Love Slug
Backpack buddy 1
Bitty Bee
Maggie the Mama Owl #6
Bitsy Bot
Cutie Cactus
Maggie the Mama Owl #7
Cutie Cactus
Junior Jackalope
Itty Bitty Batty
Maggie the Mama Owl #8
Basic Bowling Pin Body
Small-Peanuts Elephant
Cutie Cactus 2
Flyspeck Fox
Camo Coon
Backpack buddy 2
Maggie the Mama Owl #9
Compact Cat in PJs
Meager Mouse
Small Squirrel
Micro Monkey
Maggie the Mama Owl #10
Russian Socks
Backpack Buddy 3
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Entrechat
Grenadine
Jailbait Cardigan
South Park LIndsay
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WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl 2014
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Calycanthus
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