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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...


Shannon said…
I would try and hit the library to search through patterns. My local branch has a great selection, and I don't have to commit to the book. That just leaves more $$ for yarn.
Morticcia said…
You read my mind. I checked online yesterday thinking that I'd probably have to order them from Boston when lo and behold the suburban library in walking distance from where I work actually had the 3 Walker treasuries I wanted!

I've complained before about my local library. The don't have current knitting books, but luckily for me the Walker treasuries are 30 years old.

Great minds think alike. :-P