- Wash and re-block all scarves and shawls.
- Actually block that silly Sizzler scarf that I redyed last year because the original colorway was so freaking hideous.
- Start gauging how I feel about knitting Christmas gifts. I don't deal well with knitting on deadline. Feh. And last year was... a failure. I think knitting for Christmas last year is what made me veer towards almost 100% selfish knitting this year. The feeling still hasn't faded.
- Get off my butt and start actually writing the design for Bruce's steampunk superhero sweater. (nice alliteration, eh?) I've been designing in my head long enough.
- Knit faster.
- Drastically increase ambient levels of awesome in my general vicinity.
Random shot of the kiddo grooving out in Union Square:
And random thought/gripe for the day:
Why aren't there more great knitting patterns for men and kids? I understand that people don't want to spend a lot of time knitting complicated sweaters for kids because they grow so darned fast, but so many of the kids patterns out there are just so deadly DULL. (yes, yes, I know there are some cute patterns (tiny tea leaves) out there. But seriously. Go do a pattern search for a kid's sweater for 4-6 years of age. It's a great cure for insomnia)
Ooh yay. ANOTHER stockinette/garter stitch cardigan. Woo.
The patterns out there for men's sweaters really aren't that much better. They're either supercomplicated cabled patterns which take approximately 10 years to complete, or incredibly dull stockinette/ribbed/garter stitch patterns that are remarkably straightforward (not in a good way) and don't have any interesting details or shaping. I see so many cool sweaters for men in stores, and yet quite a few (maybe even most?) of the handknit designs for men are boring.
Maybe this should be item number one on my designing agenda. Patterns that don't suck for men and kids. See? I even have my collection's title.