Many knitters have a tendency towards startitis. For me, it seems ingrained. I have an entire canvas shelf unit full of WIPs. And it has now extended towards the patterns I’ve been writing. So, here and now, I am outlining the patterns that I have half written up, or which need extra sizes making, or which need more test knitting to improve them to shame myself into finishing them. If I look like I’m experimenting with anything else new and shiny before I write up at least one of these, I will need shouting at.
The patterns are –
DM Bootees – these were waiting around until I could find some resource to make different sizes. I don’t have access to any baby feet to measure on a day to day basis. I have since found this and this so I have to get going on them again to make the different sizes. I also want to do something different with the back since I’ve seen the original pair modelled.
Convertible mittens – these are the mittens with the flip-top hands and thumbs. I made elbow length ones as part of the Ravelympics, but now I want to make a shorter, simpler version in a heavier weight wool. I have bought some lovely Malabrigo worsted for this very purpose this evening.
Hourglass cable hat – the cable motif is the same as on the original convertible mittens, but at a much larger scale, due to the thickness of the yarn. I’ve made one. I need to finish off the refined version and hand the pattern over to the test knitter.
Simple cable rib hat – see this swatch?
It did actually turn into a complete hat shortly after I made it. Not entirely happy with the working of the crown, so it needs some refinements. But it’s very nearly there.
Pleated wrap top – this is my current project. And it’s going quite well. All the notes are in the notebook. I must make the commitment to write it up properly this time.