...I used to save the plain stockinette projects for the car (and way back when, for conference calls), but lately, I like them all the time. My last three finished projects - a laceweight scarf, a poncho (which I hope to share later this week) and a pair of socks (the knitting is done on this one, all that's left is toes to kitchener and ends to weave in) all featured stockinette. I do have a few thinking projects thrown in the mix - the Through the Loops Mystery shawl and a laceweight Panoramic, but most of my knitting time these days seems to go better with the plain knitting (and purling). I finished the poncho and the socks Monday and really wanted more stockinette. My next project was supposed to be Funky Grandpa, a striped stockinette cardigan. I have the pattern and the yarn (it's Geilsk Bomuld go uld, a cotton/wool blend that's hopefully a year-round yarn for Atlanta)
but since I bought them, Thea Colman released Shaken or Stirred, another striped cardigan, but in a sport weight. I really want to knit it. In Rowan Felted Tweed.
Even I don't need two striped cardigans! But maybe I could use a striped pullover instead? or maybe I should exchange two of the colors and go with something solid? like Relax maybe? (and then I remember that I originally bought the yarn in all gray to knit Relax and changed my mine for the Funky Grandpa...oh my!)
So yesterday afternoon I spent the time I needed to be doing other things looking through patterns on Ravelry. That search feature is really something. Pullover, Stripes, Fingering, Adult. and I found this.
That's my sort-of swatch ... I couldn't wait to cast on!