I am soooooooooooo itching to knit another sweater. I have new yarn stashes for this express purpose but I'm floundering. I'm just so picky about patterns.
The problem is I rarely see a pattern I like and that I can actually wear and enjoy. On top of this I hate following directions so who the heck am I fooling even looking at patterns. Just me, it seems. Because really I've been rolling pattern and stitch ideas over in my head since I picked up the yarn two weeks ago and I've got very little to show for it.
I thought this Rowan 4 Ply Soft Malachite yarn was going to be a top-down\raglan sleeved sweater with a buttoned shoulder flap like Jemima which I caught on one of the blogs I've been stalking, My Fashionable Life. In some spare moments I have been swatching stitch increases and also incorporating a small cabling motif, all with little luck.
Seeking inpsiration Sunday, I went through my meagre knitting library and all I got out of it came from the reference guide in Mason Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitters' Guide. I think I need to pick up the Barbara Walker Treasury of Knitting Patterns books. And I probably need all four volumes. But knowing me, that probably wont happen any time soon.
So I'm off to muse museless some more...