There are those of you who will remember the beginning of my sock knitting adventures. And the several sweaters I started and then reported that I was going to look for another pattern, or some other excuse.
You all know I haven’t been knitting for long …… just a lot recently. And I can handle socks now and sweaters that are mostly stockinette stitch and even Laurie by Josee Paquin which has texture stitches and is coming out really cool. But. I have never done color work or lace. Never.
So ………. we’re celebrating Plucktober in The Plucky Knitters Group on Ravelry. It’s quite a group. Just chatting in the forums is more fun than you can imagine. A lot of the gang is heading to Grand Rapids Michigan this week for Shindig. When I saw the Shindig notices go up, I was a Newbie and I had no idea what that was – none. Now I know. It’s a great big party with people knitting all night in the lobby and having lots of fun with each other and acting as crazy as possible while not getting kicked out of the hotel for acting crazy. Like that. Anyway I hope I get to go next year ……… I can outdo crazy anytime.
So I’m setting my projects for Plucktober. And I’m going to do this (please break out in loud laughter, I know Gigi will)
It’s called Make A Wish and I hereby make a wish that I can do this without pulling my hair out. I think I can I think I can.
I’m going to use this, which I think is really neutral and toned-down and kind of business-like.
That won’t be all. I need to really churn out the stitches starting October 1. I’ll probably stick in some mittens and some fingerless mitts or something or maybe even start a sweater with the Bohemian Blue Crewbie that will be on its way to me next week. Ha. Two sweaters on the needles. I’ll need to stay up all night.
Expect another post about how I’ve decided to do another pattern …………