I also had to finish the mini Groovy ordered up by my youngest. I loved knitting one for myself in the spring, so it wasn't too hard to agree. I used one skein of Berroco Weekend DK, and I just knit until I ran out of yarn. It was so nice to work with, and she loves it.
Now that I have finished the frantically-knitting-for-others phase, my attention is turning to selfish knitting. Let me tell you what I'm thinking.
I have four skeins of the most beautiful green Harrisvile Highland sitting on the shelf waiting to become Tea With Jam and Bread. I have not yet chosen my contrasting colors, but I'll see what speaks to me when the time comes. There are plenty of options.
|Photo borrowed from Knitty.
|Photo borrowed from O-Wool site.
There are a few smaller projects percolating in my brain, too. I have seen several lovely versions of the Garfunkel Hat, and I am so excited to try it out in the Debbie Bliss BFL DK. We have a great color selection, and I think the texture of the yarn would be great for colorwork. It's hard to tell, but it looks like there are at least three colors involved here, and I love the double-thick ribbed brim.
Another Shibui No. 10 is on the list, too. The sample I knit for the shop is pretty great, and I am a little tired of the glass head getting all the good hats. We figured out that four skeins will make two hats with a little creative rearranging of colors.
This is what's knocking around in my head. Now that the new year is almost upon us, what are you all knitting?