Over the last couple of weeks it’s struck me that I have a selection of scarves, cowls, hats and shawls that I’ve knitted. I have one sweater, and one cardigan.
In part that’s because my knitting time is often spent making samples for shows, and they become mine to wear after they’ve been fondled to death (or subjected to torture with a nail file as one customer tried recently to check if the scarf she was interested in was hard wearing.)
The other reason I make fewer sweaters is that my working wardrobe gets trashed. Dyes, inks and cleaning up after laser cutting mean that I often come home wearing something which needs to be machine washable.
At the moment I’m making a cardigan for someone else – and it’s reminded me that I like colour work more than I think (although I will be very glad when I finish the sleeves and stop having to add n a new colour on every single row)
And then I want to make at least 3 things for me.
It’s turned out to be quite easy to make a long list.
Let’s just say that the only tricky part is going to be choosing what to make.
Anna Maltz is publishing a new book soon – Marlisle – and I know it’s going to be a treasure trove of things I want.
And finally my lovely tech editor Robynn Weldon is working on a new design using our DK BFL and Masham – and the sketches look amazing.
So I’m pretty much sorted in that nice way of being spoiled for choice.