I'm getting paid for a large special project, so of course I'm spending it on my children's education.
No, I'm frittering it away (Ok, only some of it) on yarn for some new projects. Help me choose some patterns! I'm looking to make two sweaters for (gasp!) myself. I'm very short, round, and look terrible in yellow.
1. Cute empire-waist lacy tank. I'd do this in a cotton-silk blend, with a bit of sheen that would show the lacy stitches well. The lace stitch is one I use often for scarves and baby blankets, so it'll go fast. I think I'd add an inch or two to the length, and maybe do a teeny bit of lacework in the cleavage or neckline.
2. Gauzy jacket, asymetrical closure:
I'm thinking of a raw silk for this, in a jewel color.
3. Linen summer cardigan, asymetrical neckline. I like this as its shown, in a pale natural linen.
4. And for a heavier-weight project, this sweater is easier than it looks. Maybe in a deep red?
5. And I love the clever bias cut of this one. Thinking of a variagated yarn to show off the strong diagonal lines of the stitches.