Wool Gathering

I have been quite scattered in my thoughts this week.  I have lots of lists floating around my mind of things I would like to accomplish.  Mainly it is Christmas knitting ideas.  Once my shawl is complete, I am thinking of making cowls....unless I change my mind-AGAIN.

What has not helped me is when I went to my local yarn store this past week, I bought more yarn!  I am super excited to make my husband a sweater (not for a surprise gift) and I have been browsing Ravelry looking at patterns.  My only stipulation is that I want the construction top down.  Guess what?  There appears to be little to no top down sweaters in worsted weight yarn.  I did find one great pattern that is aran weight.  So it looks like I might be altering the pattern.

I sat for 30 minutes yesterday thinking and calculating, then took a long break.  I like to sleep on my knitting ideas and problems and sometimes a solution comes to mind by morning.  So this morning besides cowl thinking, maybe mittens? I decided that I AM going to alter the pattern for worsted weight yarn.

The only drawback is that I might be frogging some sweater knitting.....and as everyone knows I am very good at that!!  heh heh heh

I do believe a cold front is heading my way just especially for me so that I can wear my new sweater :)


  1. I hope you find the sweater pattern you are looking for. What color yarn did you purchase? I always love everything you use as you have wonderful taste. I can not wait for this cold front to get here; I am already planning a chili- bon fire for all my children! xx

  2. I'm knitting a worsted top-down sweater called "Mothed" - it's on Ravelry but originated on Knitty, I think. It may not be your style though. It's very plain.

  3. I knitted a sweater for my husband that was bottom up but still knitted seamlessly in the round, I love these kind of patterns because sometimes it takes me longer to get those pesky seams closed that it took me to knit the pieces.
    Have a wonderful day.

  4. Scattered thoughts... I've been having a few of those lately. I'm putting the landing gear down. Hopefully that will set the stage for order! Good luck with the pattern. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

  5. How funny--my husband's FAVORITE sweater pattern (and over the years he's received quite a few sweaters) is Pure and Simple's Top Down Men's sweater; it's a great fit for him, and I think I made it for the 5th time last winter. It calls for 18st/4", but I've done it in worsted with some minor adjustments and a slightly chunkier 16 st/4". It's really a great pattern...he hasn't had a new one in a year....hmmmm--don't you be an enabler again!!
    I'm thinking my Christmas gifts this year might be fingerless mitts/gloves; still mulling that over!
    Happy weekend.

  6. I've been looking for a sweater pattern for Dan. I'm excited to see what you work out!
    Is that a felted pumpkin in your last pic???!

  7. Good luck with the sweater. And thanks for the comments on my dragon bread! If it helps any, my head has been full full full this week too... I hope you find some peace soon!

  8. I love, love, love all those fall photos. It looks so beautiful where you live.

    I've not yet found a sweater pattern that my husband approves of. I'm excited to see what you come up with; I might just follow in your footsteps.

  9. Love your knitted stuff. That mustard sweater I will admit would not be a color I thought I would choose but you have changed my mind. Love your stitch markers also in previous post. I also am from Pa. Miss it much and often. I am so glad the yarn along allows all of the artist to come together and find blogs we may never of found!

  10. As I see it, frogging a pattern is just a creative way of making it better. ;-)

    Can't wait to see your new yarn. Ah... yarn!


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