I'm facing a few yarn-y type decisions at the moment. I could pretend that I was about to embark on some sort of democratic process where I'd ask for your votes and then go with the majority. But anyone who knows me knows I'm a control freak with an ornery nature and so that's not going happen. (But suggestions are always welcome --eventually I'll come back to them and realise you were right all along.)
First decision is what to do with this amazing handspun (handspun!) (eeeee) merino yarn, spun by LittleBerry and happily rehomed with me. I love it. LittleBerry has no idea how excited I was when this arrived. I've never had handspun yarn before. And for the past year every time I've seen someone's handspun yarn with the multiple mult-coloured plies twisted together I've felt a pang of envy.
And now I've got some! Yipppppeeeee!!!
This deserves a special project - and until I find the right pattern I'll just admire it.
My second decision is what my next big knitting project should be. I've been amazed and inspired and impressed (as always) by things appearing in blogland lately. Two projects in particular have made me want to tackle something meaty. Tinker has this amazing shawl from a Niebling curtain pattern. Fleegle has this amazing afghan from a German (I think) magazine.
To further inspire myself I've got some new books in, and there are some beautiful projects in them.
However, for the last couple of days for no reason that I can really make sense of I've been thinking of knitting a .... Christening gown. To be clear, neither I or anyone I know is pregnant or expecting to be pregnant any time soon. My nieces and nephew ARE FAR TOO YOUNG TO BE STARTING FAMILIES AND SHOULD BE ENJOYING HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY SO DON'T THINK THIS IS SOME SORT OF WEIRD HINT. (Apologies for the lecture to all of you who aren't one of my nieces or newphew or a teenager.)
Anyway - a Christening gown seems to have made its way on to my 'to do' list and may be the next thing I cast on.
Or it may not.
My last decision is what to do with this Noro Silk Garden. I ordered this yarn over a month ago with a specific pattern in mind -- but since then I've been dithering. (Really? Me? Dither?) I have occasional lapses of creativity and think I should design something myself. And then I change my mind and decide I should be making the pattern that inspired me to order the yarn. If you check this blog in a year I expect I'll still be dithering.
For those of you wondering about my crochet progress (and to annoy teenage boys hoping to find something a little more interesting than a knitting blog when googling 'Babette Watch') I finish with this small update.
The squares presented here my bloggy friends are not just any Babetter squares. No, not at all. These squares are the LAST SQUARES of the Babette Blanket.
I'll block them and over the weekend I'll stitch together the final panel and begin the mega border. The end is in sight.