Let me show you what I have in mind:
Inca Marl Ruffled Coat, but it turned into another Francis. And since Francis only needed half the yarn, I can make another red sweater. Right now I'm leaning toward this, but I don't have really strong feelings about it.
Next, I ordered this lovely green to make the Jali Cardigan. But I could always be persuaded to make something else.
This navy Lopi has been languishing for over a year. Seriously, last year I ordered maybe five skeins. Then about six months later I ordered another four skeins. Evidently I wanted to make something different...now I may make this into a long-sleeved Shalom cardi. With this yarn, I want to make a "throw it on over everything because it's chilly in the house" type of sweater. Again, not married to the Shalom--I've already mentally knit and frogged several sweaters with this yarn.
Now, this one, I am seriously committed to this pattern. It is true love. It is my Mount Everest of cables, and I simply must have it. I also have strong feelings about the color.
You may wonder why I am showing you all this delicious, warm wool just as we're heading into summer? I am challenging myself to knit one sweater between now and September, and I'm inviting you to join me in a knitalong. Just one sweater, with four-plus months to work on it! Do you see a pattern you love? Do you have any suggestions for a different one?
And lest you think I've gone off the deep end with selfish sweater knitting, there is quite a stash that I haven't shown you. I am joining in Kristyn's ADVENTure this year--and I've ordered many skeins for that, too!
This is the first project for the ADVENTure. The nieces and nephews will be getting cowls this year--and maybe some crazy mitts made from all my leftover half-skeins of yarn. There will also be scarves for some of the grown relatives as well. I plan on packing those smaller projects along for car trips and poolside afternoons this summer.
That was a LOT of linky love for a Thursday! So now that I showed you mine, show me your stash. What do you have planned for the needles for this summer, and are you game for a knitalong?