Saturday, April 12, 2008

This or That?

I'm planning on starting a new knitting project soon. I know I want to knit a sweater- for myself. But I'm indecisive about what I want. I've seen a few very nice patterns lately and, well, I'm like a kid in a candy store, unable to pick anything because everything looks so good!

Here are a few of the sweaters that I've been considering:

First, from the Spring edition of Interweave's Knits Spring 2008 magazine-
It's the jacket on the cover, and I think its just the cutest thing, yet could be quite elegant. I'd probably do it in another colour, though.

Then, there is this cute little number, designed by Connie Chang Chinchio, to be knitted in silk:

I just love it- it's so fresh and youthful. And I love the colour.

I also saw another pattern recently on the Berroco website that I really like, called "Montparnasse":

I think it is very "European" in styling, and I love the asymmetry. But, when I showed it to DH he said something like "I think it would make you look middle-aged."
Phhhhtttt... there went the air out of that balloon.
Apart from the fact that I actually am just about middle-aged, it's not like I want to emphasize the fact. But, what does he know, right?
I have to say that I'm leaning towards the tangerine silk sweater, even though I'm a bit intimidated by the chart pattern.

So... any opinions? Which one should I go for? Oh, to have the time to knit all three!


Cavatica said...

The last one! Middle aged??? Definitely not!

redmaryjanes said...

I love the first 2.

Tracey & Mike said...

I'm amazed you have time to knit even one! (you must be the queen of time management!)
I vote for sweater number 2!

Mrs. Vandertramp said...

I actually like number #3 too! But if you can't bing yourself to do it, I vote for #2.

Florence said...

I love #1 and #3!!!!

Anonymous said...

I really like #2.

Anonymous said...

Hi- I just found you through the macro challenge- I inadvertently visited a Chinese orphanage a couple of years ago and I haven't been able to get the images out of my head ever since- I would love to be able to do what you've done! I've never found a blog like this before, I'm so glad I came! DX looks like a beautiful child and you're clearly a beautiful soul.

I like the third sweater, by the way.