Have I mentioned that I love my Jordan top? Love. It. I’ve worn it twice in 4 days and not because I neglected the laundry or something. It goes with everything, is super comfortable, and I adore it. My next project has a lot to live up to, and with Citron finished (pictures and details on Friday!), I’m on the hunt for patterns desperately hoping to repeat some of my Jordan success.
I seem to have the best luck with lacey lightweight tops. Something light I can throw over a camisole with jeans is pretty much my work uniform. Conveniently, I have 2 sweater quantities of laceweight yarn waiting in the wings for just such a project.
Option 1 is Mithril from the Verdant Gryphon that I picked up at MD Sheep and Wool, intended for Laika.
Option 2 is the laceweight yarn I whined was taking forever to spin a couple of months ago. It did take forever, but the end result was over 1500 yards of my first laceweight.
I’ve been going back and forth over patterns for this yarn, but I think I’ve finally decided on the Barton Cottage Shrug (Ravelry link) from the Interweave Jane Austen Knits 2011 magazine. While I’m not thrilled with the idea of buying a $14 magazine for one pattern, I really think has the most potential of all the laceweight sweater patterns I’ve poured over for the last several weeks.
Knowing myself, I would likely dither over which to start for days, possibly weeks, then decide, but change my mind and start from scratch searching for new patterns. Since I’m heading out of town on Wednesday, I need to have it figured out and ideally swatched (yes, I’m really going to swatch this time) by Tuesday night. Perfect timing to post the new project for this week’s WIPW. See you then.
On a side note, WTF is up with me and pink lately?