Startitis (aka Adventures in Effective Queueing)

As of last night, I have a major project *just* off the needles, waiting for some finishing and blocking at home. For a variety of reasons, I was shockingly monogamous with this big project, and now that it’s safely off the needles, I’m left with nothing to work on. Not that I don’t have any ideas, because really, I have tons. I just don’t know what to choose… So I did some queueing on Ravelry today, and my immediate options are as follows…

1. Little Birds by Ysolda Teague

I’ve been threatening to knit this for a while. Colourwork, steeks, fingering-weight yarn, it will be the legacy project for 2012… if I ever actually start it.

2. Clothilde by Kristen Hanley Cardozo

I’ve had a I-couldn’t-resist-it-but-have-no-project-in-mind skein of Indigodragonfly’s Merino/Silk 4-ply sock yarn in “What the Hay?!” yellow that I’m pretty sure is destined for this shawlette pattern. It’s in the “I should’ve cast this on ages ago” category. Hopefully a good patio-knitting project?

3. Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang

I knit a sample of these for the store back in 2010, and have been seriously craving a GRELLOW pair. I have leftover yarn from my Featherweight sweater and my Pointelle socks, but the pattern calls for a tubular cast-on which is something I have to look up every time I try it – it’s not difficult to execute per se, but rather difficult to remember, so this isn’t something one can cast-on all willy-nilly.

4. Reversible Smocked Hat by Elisa McLaughlin

This is the project that I wanted to cast-on while I was working on aforementioned major project, but I can’t find my spare 5mm magic-loop-compatible circular needle, and both my store and my supplier are out of stock. The universe is trying to tell me that pompom hats are not suitable attire for a March thaw. Also, see above re: tubular cast-on. Eeesh…

5. Mr. Fox Stole My Heart (mini-version) by Tiny Owl Knits

This is too adorable to not knit, really, and I’m not sure why I haven’t started it yet…? Maybe that means I should just cast it on tonight? Especially as my Purlez-Vous peeps are now arriving…?

(P.S. I still haven’t decided on what to knit with the Malabrigo Arroyo, but I’m definitely compiling the possibilities. For the time being, login to Ravelry and peruse the projects that Ravelers have started here)


  • LoriAngela
    Posted at 18:23h, 20 March Reply

    Is there any phrase more evocative than “patio knitting”. Sweet dreaming.

    • needlesinthehay
      Posted at 19:20h, 20 March Reply

      so, I should do a photo-post of patio knitting adventures? 🙂

  • bossyfemme
    Posted at 16:57h, 21 March Reply

    I vote for the endpaper mitts so we can match!!

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