This is Foggy Panda from the new Rowan magazine. I haven’t received the magazine yet, but I HEART the pic on this tank top 😀 It is the kind of pic that I’d buy on a t-shirt, and I can tell that this is one of those projects that I will dream of because of how much I want it. BUT, is it really just like one of those tops your mum knits for you when you are 12? The one that she makes you wear and your friends take the mickey out of you? The Ron Weasley sweater effect? Am I blinded by the cuteness of the pic and not being practically minded? Let’s face it, I am not allowed to buy the yarn until I’ve got rid of some stash, but I sooooooo love this pic…
On the other hand, the Debbie Bliss rib detail cardi is progressing nicely, with the back and left front finished, and one sleeve with only about 8 inches left on it. That leaves the right front, other sleeve and the collar to make up, so I’m hoping that, with me getting a day off today and next Monday too, that I might have it finished in a week or so. I reckon I could have both sleeves done during the day, with some good films on the DVD player. And I should really try and keep up with the pattern testing I’m doing at the mo. I’ll post a pic when I’m done with that one too, as long as the pattern works ok and all that – I’m sure the designer will appreciate some promotion… 😉
Just for my brain, and my own use, I’m adding a plan for my knitting projects, seeing as September and studying is looming yet again. In order of need to finish:
1) Rib detail cardi, for when it is cold in work like last week
2) The pattern testing project, which for now will be secret 😀 Everyone else has secret projects, so I don’t see why I can’t too…
3) VK lace edge bolero, because it has been left hanging around for far too long, and I do still like it when I look at it.
4) Lace Leaf pullover, although looking at the stuff I’ve done so far with hindsight, I’ve suddenly got a bit less fond of the yarn 🙁 I’ll see how it goes with the top half but not make it too major a project.
5) Scarves, which by the time I’ve got to this stage, will need making in time for the Yorkshire autumn weather. Poo.
What then? I have loads of cardis to make, loads of yarn to use up, lots of ideas for my own patterns (mostly using the Ann Budd pattern books, but still, it will teach me a little), and lots of inspiration from patterns in books and magazines. Why is there so much to knit, but so little time?