A three-peat, and current projects

What kind of knitter are you? Do you love the thrill of the new idea, technique, or project? Or do you find yourself revisiting favorite designs, over and over again? I’ve just finished knitting three versions of the same thing, as part of a design project. I can’t show you yet, but it’s really cute. I didn’t mind the repeats, because it’s a fairly mindless knit, good for multi-tasking or on-the-go knitting. (I’ll admit to watching a lot of Downton Abbey with this project!)

My other project is the Leif Slipover, and I’ll only be doing this once! I love the look of this, but I don’t like having to keep charts with me. I’d rather that my knitting be more intuitive. This isn’t a take-along project, for sure; I can only work on it at home! I’m up to the point where the previously flat knitting of the bottom portion has been joined in the round for the waist.

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And since I need a carry-along project, I’ve started Vivian Aubrey’s String Theory. Go look at the rav link; it’s gorgeous! The yarn is what makes this, so choose a very special skein of something smooth and wonderful. I’m using Malabrigo Arroyo.

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I have a big project coming up, so I”m going offline for a bit. I’ll catch you on the flip-flop! Oh, don’t forget, my Thrumbelina pattern is on sale through the end of this month…

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8 responses to “A three-peat, and current projects

  1. Love, love, love the beginnings of your String Theory project! Can’t wait to see it when you are done!

  2. Hi Michelle, Hope you had a great time in Hawaii! It was wonderful getting to visit on the way over. I know I’m going to enjoy your blog.

  3. There are just so many things I haven’t knit yet that I have a hard time, in a lot of cases, with the idea of doing something repeatedly. Which is not to say that I haven’t. I’m on a plain sock kick, I’ve knit the same slipper pattern 3 times, I have 2 Sockhead hats and will probably make more of those, and I kind of feel like there are only so many baby sweater variations that are really necessary. So I guess I actually am all for repeating stuff. Huh. Who knew?

  4. Mostly I love to try ‘new to me’ projects. Sometimes though a project just requires to be knit multiple times. I love to knit different shapes for shawls, and have run out of relatives for gifting. What a dilemma, I guess they (the shawls) want me to wear them.

  5. I love charts–there is definitely a “flow” in the simply twisted motif in Leif Slipover. Yours in teal (at least from my monitor) is fabulous. I just don’t think I would wear it much in heavy weight. There are a few projects in that issue I’d like to knit one day. Your String Theory is moving rather fast :D Imagine you will get it done when you have some down time while away in your trip.

    Me…I rarely knit the same project twice. But, last week, over three days, I knitted a cool hat not one, twice, but three times. It’s unheard of! Now that I am working on my own design, I find I am forced to have to knit over and over again–can’t tell you I like it. Hopefully, it will grow on me!! Yesterday, I spent the whole day (literally) writing up a motif in Stitch Maker 3 and I tell you that is the most unproductive feeling I’ve ever gotten. I think I am going back to Excel! Have a wonderful trip. I’ll look forward to many wonderful photos from you :D

  6. I love the thrill of the new but also love the comfort of returning to something I know worked and was enjoyable to knit.

    That teal is so striking!

  7. Love your yarn choice for string theory!

  8. There are so many things I want to knit and wear – I can’t imagine doing the same thing over and over. I did end up knitting the fingerless mitts I designed more than once. Well, I knit one, pulled it half out, knit it again, a little differently, pulled the reknit out and finally got the design mostly right. Then used the instructions to knit the second one. Not sure that counts as the same thing over and over – testing construction solutions and directions seem like different things to me.

    I like the pullover – can’t wait to see it on!