I have a sock in progress.... but I can't remember what the pattern is. Progress is temporarily halted until I figure it out...again.
I made a spindle from a wooden toy wheel and a dowel. It's surprisingly good! Very lightweight with nice balance that's only improving as the cop grows. It was an experiment to see if I could make one that worked well enough for some of my grade 8 students to make their own and demonstrate drop spinning at the school's Rennaissance Fair. Yoga Frog approves.
I very much want to make a cardigan, using stash yarn because I really can't go anywhere and buy a sweater's worth of yarn. (Unless I wanted to knit with discounted craft store acrylic, and why would I do that when I have a bin of gorgeous wool to choose from?)
So... the choices are down to this the Sienna Cardigan, from IK Fall 2006 and also available free via Knitting Daily. I like this one because I like the little shawl collar with the picot effect trim, and I like the fagotted lace border on the front. I get guage using stashed Elann Highland Wool bulky, in a gorgeous heathered rusty red, so this would be a reasonably quick knit resulting in a warm and cozy cardigan.
And the choices are down to this Cerisera, by Bonne Marie Burns, already purchased and printed. Light weight, so perfect for indoor use year round and as a warm weather cover up on chilly mornings. The style is very current, very wearable, and flattering on me. It's knit with dk weight at worsted guage, so possibly also a reasonable finish time, and Bonne Marie's patterns are so well written that I feel brave enough to do shaping in lace. I would make this out of stashed dk merino soft in a warm neutral grey/taupe.
Have you knitted either of these cardigans? Care to weigh in with your opinion? Please!
(PS Dear Typepad: I really really really want to be able to click on an image and drag the corner to resize it in my post, so that I can see how it looks in the post.)