Am I OK to think it's about time to knit one or two lovely stuff just for myself?
Like...Leavened Raglan from Knits 2007 Fall issue?
I did a swatch over a year ago and got yarns (Patons SWS -Soy Wool Stripes) enough for the project (or so I think). It needs a little calculation because my yarn is thinner so this swatch is off gauge if I should follow the pattern, but I like the fabric of my swatch. I'll simply go for a bigger size (=more stitches), but which size I should choose? I need a sit-down time without any distraction. I'm not bad at math at the level required to knitting, but I'm almost 40. My brain needs to be treated nice to function OK.
Ah, but, a light but soothing knitting before that. Because I got this little beauty from my friend.
My daughter, who is surely on the right track as a knitter, said "You can make a hat with this rainbow (her term for "multi-color") yarn!" at the moment she saw it. She may be a genius. (Of course I had checked your pattern, Janet, but I didn't notice first this is the exact yarn you used for it. I'm sorry, but, forgive me. I'm almost 40. Oh, did I just mention it? Oh, no.) To show her my respect as a knitter, I have to make a hat for her. Or should I put this skein in her stash? Hmmm.
I'm all set for a little selfishness. ... After ongoing pair of socks (Sockdown! January project, Clover) for my cousin, though.