So, I've started a new project that was so off the charts and off the lists that this thing has no business being on my needles. However when one has access to a huge internet full of knitting blogs your mind can go from one direction to the next faster than Lindsey Lohan can get from club to diner to club.
It, my friends and wonderful readers, is the Tomten Jacket from EZ's The Opinionated Knitter. I am fulling and utterly ensconced in this pattern - I want to finish it like yesterday. I was sitting at Patricia's yesterday just hanging out when she asked me what she should make with her beautiful Manos 113. At first we were thinking a little Mac & Me blanket, which was winning until I went to my Bloglines.
Enter one the most influential and prolific knitters who has a fantastic blog, Brooklyntweed. (hi j a r e d!) He just finished his Adult Tomten jacket - so gorgeous and yet so simplistic and stylistic it just was screaming to be knitted (kid size, of course) in Manos 113. I grabbed her copy of EZ's OK and casted on that very moment and haven't looked back since. I thought maybe after the first shot of new knit project adrenaline I would be tired of it, but Oh No. I'm burning down my Addis Turbos!
My mind is a Buzz with all the trim colors I can choose by using with 113. Right now I'm thinking a beautiful yellow-gold for the i-cord trim and cuffs - but who knows things might change. I've also decided to do it sans hood and just rock it with the collar. We'll see as I go what transpires... hee hee!
My other almost done project, Cherry is now blocking and will be seamed this weekend. I'm making a trip to M&J Trimmings on Friday to get some buttons and ribbon. I am also indulging in NYC's restaurant week. I've been click happy at Opentable.com making lunch and dinner dates. That is such a dangerous website - I could book my heart out around New York if I could! Perhaps you'll see me working my Tomten at a table in Maloney and Porcelli's or maybe Salute, or Trattoria del Arte, or.. well, if I got a huge smile on my face it may be the food - be we all know it might be the knitting ;-)
*Other considered title "I want to do everything that Brooklyntweed does"