See my problem? Too many choices! The one thing I'm sure of is that this one's for me.
That said, I'm trying to zero in on my next project and am having trouble settling in on a pattern. Let me tell you what's what.
1. Oat Couture's West Side Raglan has had my attention for a year or more. Easy-peasy. Wearable. Maybe Rowan Denim? Or one of the stretchy Schachenmayer yarns I purchased from Elann at prices so good they bordered on obscene.
2. This is SELMA, a freebie from the Berroco site. I can easily picture it knitted up in Denim Silk from my stash.
3. See that man's top-down V-neck from Knitting Pure & Simple? Wouldn't that be slouchy and wearable and wonderful in Rowan Denim, all faded and soft and washed?
4. The pattern for the Lorna's Laces cardi is spectacular: top down and the only seaming is a tiny portion of the underarm. Which yarn??
5. I love love love this KP&S top-down cardi. I adore the seed stitch edging. I love the cord tie. I can see this in pure wool (not for me but I can see it) or some lovely silky blend. This is calling to me big time.
6. I purchased the Swing Top pattern at mecca (aka Patternworks) almost two years ago. I also purchased the Soy Silk (in turquoise) with which to make it. I still love both the pattern and the yarn but can't seem to motivate myself to do anything with either. Any suggestions?
See my dilemma? I'm not a fast knitter. This will be a major commitment of time. Not to mention the fact that, like Dallas and THE Wendy before me, I want to make a new "old" sweater. I want something instantly familiar, instantly comfortable, instantly a favorite.
Which one do you prefer? Any suggestions on yarn? Technique?