The weekend was packed with tomatoes! The good kind of tomatoes, not killer tomatoes, although they about did me in. The tomatoes turned into beautiful pots (and pots) of tasty, yummy sauce. With the number of tomatoes coming out of the garden we were able to make six big batches of sauce and 5 dinners worth of Italian Tomato Bean Soup. We'll have this taste of summer all winter long and we will be so grateful, even though it was hard work.
Because all our weekend fun centered around the kitchen, the garden (with a few friends sprinkled in), no pictures were taken and little knitting was accomplished, but that didn't stop me from dreaming about what would be next on my needles. Therefore, I bring to you thoughts on my winter knitting queue, ala Carole's Ten on Tuesday.
1. Gloves- Smith and I both need our gloves replaced as holes have taken over and, at this point, it's easier to make a whole pair than to try and replace fingers or palms. Smith will have another pair of Polperro gloves and I'm going to make a pair from the exquisite handspun yarn from our Joan.
2. I'd love to make Cria and learn Ysolda's creative way of knitting set in sleeves from the top down. Madeline Tosh Pashmina, in Composition Book Gray (great color name?) is in wait.
3. Amy Herzog's new pattern Wintry Mix is just the style of sweater I like to wear. It's high on my list of desire.
4. Because Kym linked to a couple of patterns this morning, I found Brooklyn Tweed's Wool People. My desire for several sweaters, and other lovely knits, has grown wildly since 6:00am. Many will enter my winter queue.
5. I'd like to make a pair of knee socks and Endymion in the Twist Collective, has caught my eye. Surely I have a suitable stash yarn.
6. There are several shawls on my list of desire and I'm having trouble deciding which will be next. Two are as yet unpublished (but they should be available this fall) and one is knit with lace weight, which I haven't used in a couple of years. I'm ready to tackle the fine and delicate again, especially since the yarn from Kim's club is Chantilly Lace in the exclusive color "Ink".
7. In the interest of time (this should be published sometime today, no?), the rest of the list will be quick. I'd like to use my stash (mostly DK yarn) and knit a cardigan, or two. At the moment there are too many pattern choices to narrow things down.
8. Socks! There will be socks and you know there is always Socktober. I hope to join again this year.
9. A lace cowl would be a nice thing to wear and Anne's Arachne is gorgeous.
10. I'd like a warm wrap like Kim's Gray Goose, which she knit from Rose Beck's And So are You.
Almost everything can be knit from stash, and while I'm not making any promises, stash is a good thing and I'm using mine as much as possible this winter. What are your knitting plans?