After I finished the seed stitch washcloth yesterday morning…. I seem to have tripped and fell on some knitting mojo I left lying around a while back.
But first, the washcloth. Every FO deserves a moment in the spotlight, even if you are just going to wash your face with it.
There, an excessive amount of photos for a simple face cloth. Moving on….
There’s this sketch book cover by Veronik Avery that appeared in IK Summer 05 issue. I have some some yarn in my stash purchased just for this project, and it’s even set aside for it in a ziplock, and has been for.. oh…. a year and a half or so.
So yesterday, I decided to make it. But not with the pre-established set aside yarns. Oh no. And the actual cover part.. not just plain reverse stockinette, oh no no no. The newest issue of Knitty has an article about tiny mitered squares with hand-painted yarn. And I read it last week, and tucked the ideas away for later, and apparently when I wasn’t paying attention, my little knitter brain plotted out a project, and then presented it to me fully blown.
LittleKnitterBrain: So.. check this out…Mitered squares like little windows in autumny leafy colors for the background…. AND THEN… the leaves from the Vintage Leaf kit!!
Me: ….and how would I decide where to put them?
LKB: Well lay out the cover and then drop the premade leaves on it of course! And where they land, that’s where they get attached!
Me: But what about the ties? I won’t have ties? Or the panels that make the ties possible!
LKB: Who needs panels? Use a leaf dumbass! They have stems. The stem could be long enough to go to the other side and hook to a little button….
Me: Oh. OH!. Neato!
LKB: Well of course it’s neato. I thought of it. Now go knit.
So, I’ve cast on. If this works out as well as my Little Knitter Brain thinks it will, I will be damned pleased with this project. And best of all, it’s small, and portable, just like a sock, but it’s not a sock. Which is good, because I don’t want to knit socks right now.