What have I done?
Now that I have made a start and braved knitting my first jumper (slow, but good progress), my favourites and my queue on Ravelry have exploded! For those unfamiliar with Ravelry.com, let me explain:
Ravelry has a huge database of knitting and crochet patterns with a very good search engine. You can favourite patterns you like, create bundles in which patterns are grouped by type, colour or whatever you fancy. You can also queue patterns, meaning you list them in the order you want to knit them. And that's what I have done.
Once I get the hang of knitting my jumper, I hope to make more. So I combed through Ravelry to see what is available in roughly my size and I ended up with 40 pages worth of patterns. Could have been worse! Those were only the patterns listed as plus size, so you can imagine how many more you would find for standard sizes. Of course, I only favourited a fraction of all patterns that came up and queued only three.
So let me show you the pretties in my queue at the moment:
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1. Poema by Vera Sanon looks like an easy knit, especially if you like a bit of lace and are not intimidated by it. I like the simplicity of the body and the contrasting sleeves. I am sure I will enjoy knitting this pattern. What do you think?
3. And finally, another Kate Davies design that many will have come across before: the Owls jumper. There is also a version for children and another for a cardigan in chunky yarn. I have also loved this jumper ever since I first saw it and one day I will knit it! I am not keen on the idea of making it with chunky yarn as the pattern calls for, but I may well risk it. I suspect it will make things easier than improvising and hoping for the best... or doing even more dreaded maths than I have to do already. This will happen, I am just not sure how.
What have you got in your queue at the moment - on Ravelry or off?