What's on my needles? Everything and I must knit all the things.
First is a Fall KAL for Fuzzy Wuzzy's Berroco KAL. I picked out a 3/4 sleeve sweater called Dodgson out of Berroco Boboli. It's a lofty one ply yarn, very short bursts of color and it's working up very shiney and fluffy. I do like the pattern, no errors so far. It's a different construction starting at the bottom front, over the shoulders and down the back. The sleeves are knit as we go. I'm unsure of how I will like the fit of the sleeves knit sideways.
I've got yarn to start Knit Purl Hunter's Progressive Needles KAL. I don't know that I will start, as I've also got yarn coming for the October Dream in Color kit. I've been working on a prayer shawl for a girlfriend of mine who's going through a rough time. However, I've been struggling so much with the pattern that I think I should rip back and try something simpler. So I was thinking of gifting one of these instead. I know that the pattern I picked out would take about a year to complete and I think that she deserves a little comfort sooner than that.
Maybe we need a KAL for the blog? Socks? I love socks? Who wants to knit the Groovy socks with me? I just finished the ribbing!
I've also been working on a design of my own - working one with beads and one without. It's called Bleeding Hearts Shawl and here's a preview.
I've also been working on Christmas gifts, but not very hard. I think I'm going to make slippers for the grands. I know my grandparents have all the stuff they could ever need. So I like to craft them something, and I know that my dad's parents have enjoyed the socks I've made them. My grandmother on my mom's side likes them but needs more stability. I will make her some with leather soles. I also knit for Greg's grandmother last year too. She's a crafter as well (actually - all of my family is crafters) so she knows the effort and uses the items I gift. <3 I think Greg's mom will get a pair of slippers too - they should work up real quick. I hope I have some quality colors in my stash for this!
See - look I'm planning more projects too!
But I really wanted to tell you about teaching others to craft and I'll do that tomorrow because I'm now itching to knit!