Sunday, July 27, 2008

Moving on...

My first pair of socks is officially finished! And I managed to make it in under the two year mark. No pictures yet because I didn't have time to get pictures during the good light, but I'll try to get some soon.

In other news (that I think most of the few readers I have already know), I recently resigned from my job. I don't have a new one lined up yet, but this means that I should have plenty of free time to participate in the Knitting Olympics. Now that I've finished the socks, I'm trying to think of what project I want to tackle. I think a whole sweater is a bit ambitious, and I'd like to do something other than socks, so I'm thinking a sleeveless or short-sleeve top. Right now, these are my top contenders:

Diagonal Stitch Top is probably at the top of the list right now.

A sleeve-less version on the (rather boringly named) "Short Sleeve Top #5 from Vogue Knitting Summer/Spring 2005 is also a top contender.

The next possibility is the Flower Back Sweater (I think I'd do the high back version).

Another possibility is Rusted Root, but I actually think I like it better in the long sleeve versions. If I do a short-sleeved one I think I'll do the modified neck as the really high neck usually isn't very flattering on me.

I'd love to knit Coral, but I don't think there's an English version of the pattern out there yet and I don't know anyone who speaks Danish.

I hopefully I'll be able to knit from my stash (the whole no job thing and all), so that may dictate which one of these gets made. I need to do some looking and some swatches.

Anyone else planning to participate in the Knitting Olympics? What are you planning on knitting?


Mokihana said...

I was going to do the Olympics, but my mother died on July 4th... and most of my time will be taking up with the memorial service, cleaning out the house, etc.

Congratulations on your first socks!

Barbara said...

Yay, socks done! So many possibilities for next project. I'm not participating in the much pressure, hahaha.

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! Bring it on Thursday! :)

Opal said...

Congrats on the FO! I can't wait to see what you choose for your next project. You have some gorgeous options.

I'm doing the Handspun Heptahalon for Ravelympics. I'm on Team Splurk which is for Plurkers. Surprised much? :-P