Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted M-08I have the yarn to knit Revolution, from the Fall 2005 issue of Knitty, but the more I look at the pattern, the less I actually want to knit it. It’s a cute pattern, but I think I’d quickly get frustrated with the split stitch. Someone’s project notes on Ravelry say that the stitch is hard on the wrists, which is not something that appeals to me at all. And where would I wear it, anyway? I think I’d like a more classic sort of sweater, if I’m going to knit a sweater for myself.

Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted M-69So now I’ve got a lot of Lamb’s Pride Worsted: eight skeins in “Wild Oak,” a rich medium brown, and three more in “Old Sage,” a subtle muted green. And I’ve got a few ideas:

Perhaps the pullover version of Eris would look nice in the brown, or a Ribby Cardi so I could use both colors. Maybe the Monk’s Travel Satchel would be a good addition to my bag collection. I’ve been wanting to make felted bags that I could hang on the wall of my spinning nook to store fiber and tools. A hot water bottle cozy would be great (I’d just need a hot water bottle!) to help keep my toes warm in the wintertime. Pirate-Husband likes to keep the house cold at night, and I usually freeze. The Norwegian Star Earflap Hat (Ravelry link) has been in my queue for some time.

Leftovers can go to make a Coronet or Foliage (or both) hat. There’s also Fuzzy Feet, which don’t take a lot of yarn but look comfy-cozy!

If I wanted to get really enthusiastic and take on a giant project, I could try knitting a Hemlock Ring Blanket. I certainly have enough yarn to make a really big blanket, but I’m not sure I want to!

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4 Responses to “In Which the Pirate Has Second Thoughts.”
  1. Sue says:

    Beautiful greeen! I assume that this Lamb’s Pride is not itchy when you knit it up. Hmm, maybe I will get some for my next sweater project, perhaps a shade of blue.

  2. Sarah says:

    ooooh i vote for the Eris- just gorgeous!

  3. Pirate Husband says:

    I like the “Fall Revolution” only because of the name… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_MacLeod

    Go for the Eris, it’s really nice.

  4. Mimi says:

    I like that Eris sweater – I had never seen it before. i wonder if it would be possible to do the cabled sections in the green? If it were possible the green cabled sections against the brown would give it a slightly mediaeval look, I think.

    The revolution cardigan is nice, but I think that split stitch would drive me bananas!

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