Last night, after finished Happy and in need of a cast-on fix I couldn’t decide which project to start. I got home from work and immediately started reviewing my queue and stash on Ravelry to decide what I wanted to start the most. Two hours later, when Steve got home (he was buying a radial arm saw, yeah I don’t know what it is either) I still had not made up my mind. There are just way to many things I want to make and I already have yarn for many of them. My indecision could have also been related to the fact that I have had what seems to be a head cold (or allergies) for the past few days and maybe I just wasn’t thinking straight. But, I guess I can’t really blame it all on the head congestion because many times in the past I haven’t been able to make up my mind and end up starting three or four new projects. I really don’t want to make a habit of starting doing this every time I have a cast-on attack, but I have yet to prevent it.
So, after 2 hours of deliberation I decided to let Steve pick the next project. I showed him pictures of the projects I already had yarn for and he picked his favorite one, which turned out to be Dollar and a Half Cardigan. He was even happier with his pick when I showed him the yarn I would be using.
Now, after reading a lot of the comments on Ravelry, I have decided that I need to do a lot of swatching before I start this sweater. It seems everyone has done something slightly different than the original pattern called for. Here are some of my options.
- Shorten the sleeves
- Do stockinette instead of reverse stockinette
- Use two different needle sizes, smaller needle size for the stockinette, larger needle for lace
- Make two cable fronts
- knit complete body at one time up to the arm holes
So even though my hubby helped me make a decision, I still have lots of more decisions to make. Maybe my knitting friends will provide their input to help me decide, because I know hubby will have no clue on this part.