Making Knitting Plans (I’m Sure I’ll Change My Mind Tomorrow)

My kid’s Sockhead Hat is finished! A separate post is coming soon. I’m actually hoping to finish the baby blanket soon and do one blog post for both FOs. I’ve been knitting on it monogamously since I finished the hat. It must be done by July and I don’t want to be working on it at the last minute.

Finishing one project and getting close to finishing a second has made me consider what to work on next. I still want to cast the new pair of vanilla socks I’ve mentioned several times. I think the first priority will be finishing the Liaison Tee by Allyson Dykhuizen. It’s a summer project I started last year that I put on hold when autumn started.

Mine will be a dusty purple. Photo via Allyson Dykhuizen.

After that I want to populate my Ravelry Queue, knowing full well that plans are likely to change. Currently there’s two projects in there: one is the Find Your Fade that I’ve talked about before. I might dye up one more color for my fade–but I haven’t decided yet. The second is the Titi Hood, a baby hat I purchased a kit for from We Are Knitters. (The baby blanket is a We Are Knitters kit, too.)

Other projects I’m considering:

A Dog Sweater

I know I talked in my last post about how my dog would probably eat a sweater, but I still want one for her before next winter. I haven’t even started looking for patterns. If you have any suggestions, let me know: she’s medium sized (about 40-50 pounds) lean lab mix (probably lab/pibble but I don’t know for sure). I want to knit it out of a bulky/chunky acrylic wool blend. Nothing too complicated in the pattern–like I said, she’ll probably eat it.

This Hat

Photo via Kristen Lerher.

I bought myself a birthday gift (in January, 2019!) of the yarn and pattern to make the Sparkling Cider hat by Kristen Lehrer. I even have the beads if I can remember where I put them. It seems like the sort of project you sit down and pay close attention to. I’d love to be able to wear it this coming winter.

This Other Hat

Photo via Good For Ewe

I purchased a kit for this hat at the Ann Arbor Fiber Expo last year. I fell in love with the Claddagh yarn and grabbed the Lumber Jack & Lumber Jill pattern so I’d have something to make with it. I thought it would be a good pattern to try colorwork. I’m more excited about wearing the Sparkling Cider hat, but more interested in knitting this hat, so I don’t know which one I’ll chose to knit first.

A Baby Sweater

Last month I dyed up some DK weight yarn to knit a baby sweater; probably 6 month size so it will fit in the winter. I’m still trying to find the perfect pattern. I want something not fairly simple but with some kind of twist: a basic cable or a bit of lace. The Iris Pullover by Jenny Gordy might be the ticket.

What are you planning on making next?