Thursday, September 27, 2007

I Can't Believe It

This is going to sound insane, because to me it doesn't even make sense. So, as I mentioned before, I attended Meg Swansen's mini-camp last weekend. I learned a plethora of things, and was exposed to extremely intricate, gorgeous knitwear. I bought the Saddle Shoulder Aran Cardigan 'pattern' and the Adult Suprise Jacket, too, and sufficient yarn to knit any of it. Along with "Hat's On!" (at t the enablement of Dee, who also 'sold' about six other "Hat's On!" books to the group) and "Meg Swansen's Knitting".

So what do I feel like knitting?

A top-down stockinette stitch jacket.

Wah? Shouldn't I be attempting all these wild and fun things I learned? Shouldn't I be taking advantage of all of that?

Yes, probably. But as I say to myself time and again--there will be time for that. I am a comfort knitter right now. I have, at most, one and a half hours per day to knit, and I'm usually tired, too. While I adore cables and fair isle, I just can't bring myself to do it right now.

What a boring blog. (sshhh! Don't tell anyone!)

Hey, pink or purple for the jacket?

Beaverslide McTaggert Tweed in Elderberry Beaverslide McTaggert Tweed in Snowberry

10 comments:

Jodi said...

Sounds like a fabulous workshop session! I vote elderberry -- it's such a nice, rich color for fall and winter. I'm dying to try Beaverslide sometime.

tiennie said...

I have 9 skeins of the snowberry yarn too and haven't a clue what to knit with it! I'm going to just copy you, K?

Devonshire said...

lovely color choices. We still on for next Friday? Hope you are well. Nothing wrong with a bit of comfort knitting.

Angie said...

I think your plans sound very EZ to me. Go for it.

Danielle said...

How about one in each color???

Bertha said...

Whoa, those are both gorgeous, but I voted for purple! I'm feeling the darker colors for fall!

goodkarma said...

I'm jealous of your knitting camp experience! It sounds heavenly. I probably wouldn't be knitting anything wild and fun, either, but having been exposed to it and learned more from it would be wonderfully inspiring. And a top down stockinette stitch jacket sounds like an EZ inspiration as it is!

I like both colors you've chosen. Do you have other plans for one of them? Eeny meeny miney moe? :)

knitting elephant said...

Sounds like camp was a bit overwhelming... take your time and let it sink in! EZ would be thrilled with any of your knitting, dontcha think? I vote elderberry--nice and autumn-y. :-)

Trista Hill said...

Purple purple purple purple!

Wish you lived closer. It would be WAY fun to spend time together having tea -- er, chocolate -- and working on our projects.

jackie said...

knit whatever makes you happy! the workshop sounds wonderful. glad you had a good time.