Your Vote?

The Knitting Olympics will be upon us soon, so I need to choose a project to knit! Something that will be a challenge to knit within 17 days, that will push me – but not something that will push me to the point of giving up. We don’t want that. Since I’ll be traveling during part of that time, something that is easy to follow is great. Since I’ll be traveling in the Pacific Northwest, something as heavy as a sweater is an option! (Yeah!)

So here are my four choices that I’m trying to choose between:

The Eris Cardigan – I have had the yarn for this sweater for 2 years now. A lovely, rich shade of red Cascade 220. I’m worried that the raglan sleeves won’t be flattering.

Cassidy – A brand new pattern from Bonne Marie, the set in sleeves would most likely be a more flattering fit. Should have enough of the Cascade 220 that I could make this sweater out of it. I *heart* cables on sweaters. It would be a solid 17 day challenge.

Twist – Another sweater by Bonne Marie, I first favorited it when I saw the one that Caro made 6 months ago. Like that it has a collar option that isn’t a hood. I could also use the red yarn for this one, but I don’t think I want to make it in red. I see it in the brown/black yarn that Caro made it in, and I think it would go best with my wardrobe. Speaking about my wardrobe, I need new wardrobe doors.

The February Lady Sweater – I guess I’ve been living in a knitting cave, because this sweater? It is the latest thing that all the cool kids on Ravelry are knitting. Blogless Katy is knitting one, and I saw it tonight. Love!

Hanami – not a sweater. Obviously. I purchased yarn for this uhm, 6-8 months ago? (Wow, has it really been that long?) It is gorgeous, but would I really wear it? Probably not as much as one of the sweaters. But it really is so pretty!

You have until Saturday to tell me which project you think I should knit for the Knitting Olympics. Your feedback on why I should knit it is always appreciated!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

15 replies on “Your Vote?”

Twist, no hood. If you aren’t ready to sacrifice the Red yet, shop your stash. I bet you have some good possiblies in there, right?

I love them all! But I think the Feb. Lady one would be the most practical in Texas. Plus it’s really really cute. What color are you thinking? The green in the photo is gorgeous!

Oh wow, that Hanami shawl is absolutely gorgeous. My fingers are itching over the pattern “buy” button!

Of the sweaters, I vote for the Eris – very beautiful lines in that sweater.

Ravelympics are the same thing — I just like calling it the Knitting Olympics because people that read this site may or may not know what Ravelry is.

Rhonda, how are they showing up strange for you? What browser & operating system?

For you – I think the Twist would like nice – for me, the February Lady one, LOL…

The reason I didn’t pick the Feb Lady for you is because the green & blue one you knitted last year that you love to wear already has that flare look to it and I think the more more fitted, cabled look of the Twist would suit your wardrobe. 🙂

Or you can make your own Feb. lady to practice before I go buy you yarn to make me one. Tee hee…

I vote for Eris – even though it has a raglan sleeve, the cable pattern gives shape and definition to the shoulder (I shy away from raglans, too.) If you’re still wary of the raglan sleeve, I vote Twist. The February Lady would have the same shoulder problems (in my opinion) as a raglan sleeve.

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