It seems like a lot in the last week or so (to me at least) but I don’t have anything else that’s going to be published in the short term.
I do have a list of projects, of course, that are in various stages, including some sweater & vest ideas, including some stranded knitting — yay! I was looking over my published designs, and every single one has cables &/or traveling stitches — even the one pattern that has a stranded component (Adamson Mitts).
Yes, there’s also a distinct lack of lace. No, that’s probably not going to change any time soon. I like including small lacy bits in some of the projects, but for whatever reason (I can actually think of several) lace as in shawls, stoles & scarves isn’t that appealing to me.
- You have to block it to really see what it’s going to look like. I’ll admit, I like stopping & admiring my in progress knitting. Even with things that look better with blocking, like stranded knitting, you can still get a decent idea of what’s going on. Not so with a lot of lace.
- If it’s a shawl or scarf, unless it’s a pattern where, for example, the stitch pattern is changing often, it’s a lot of repetition. I like working on different sections of things (that’s why socks are so fun for me).
- Even a scarf, let alone a shawl, can take a lot of yardage and time. I’d rather put that time & yardage towards a sweater.
- I don’t rarely wear shawls etc. I have to remember & force myself. I think I’ve worn my Lady Eleanor 2 or 3 times. (I know, entrelac, but still a shawl/stole. Only the pretty color repeats kept me going on that project.) (Okay, I rarely get to wear sweaters, my handknit socks, mitts, hats etc, but we’ve already established I find those much more fun to knit.)
I’ve not designed any cowls yet; I think they might be a good way to play with some scarf-like designs, including some lace.