One of the very few things that I don't like about being a knit designer is that I don't get to knit for myself very much anymore. Almost all my knitting time needs to be spent making samples, and samples need to be knit in a smaller size than my 40" bust. But! I found myself in between projects recently, so I started knitting on a Gawain of my very own. It is blue.
I'm knitting this version in the round - and I'll post notes about my changes in case anyone else wants to knit it in the round instead of flat as it's written.
Meanwhile, I realized that if I'm going to be working on a sweater for myself, I really should finish up my Jaali, which I intended to wear to Rhinebeck last year... until I realized that I couldn't go to Rhinebeck, and really didn't have time to work on this anyway.
Here's the complete front, which I finished recently; I'm now working on a sleeve. It is slow going.
Sadly (well, sort of), I have to get back to sample knitting... I have a linen wrap cardigan that I designed last year but needed to re-work the fronts on, and put aside when it became clear that I wouldn't have it ready for any warm season last year. Picked that up again today, and I'm hoping that I can publish that one this spring or early summer.
If I get the energy to knit that sweater a second time, in my own size, I have yarn for it, and that yarn is also a lovely blue.
The last sweater I completed for myself was Hermia, which is also blue. And of course there were my La Borgia gloves (see last post). Blue.
The next thing I'll be starting is a pair of socks for a magazine, and the color they picked? Blue.
Blue looks really good on me (matches my eyes). But I'm thinking next time I knit something for myself, I should probably branch out. Maybe it will be purple.