the ever elusive new project

Or “too many projects to choose from dilemma”

Now that I’m done with the Southwest Arrow, I’m itching to start a new lace project. Never mind that I still have 2 gifts on the needles. Never mind that I have 2 pairs of socks on the needles. The problem with aforementioned 4 projects is that 1) not all of them are travel-worthy and 2) the two that are travel worthy are going with me next week to DC/Maryland and 3) the last one is, well, boring.

Now, as for the DC/Maryland trip, that is a whole other situation. Saturday will be a mostly travel day – so the knitting will have to be of such a nature that I can pick up and put down with minimal effort – which means no long, complicated charts and no beads (one of the gift projects mentioned above will be my first beaded project). Socks are the best option here – except they get a little boring after a while since the socks I’m knitting are plain-jane-straight-up-non-fancy socks. Comfy, but boring to knit.

One of the gift projects will be perfect for the travel portion of the trip, except that I’m almost done with it, so I’ll need to plan a second project as backup.

So. Here I am, searching for a new project. I’ve several lace projects in mind, but I don’t want to buy new yarn, so I’m confined to what I already own. Not a problem. I have one skein of Madelinetosh Lace weight yarn (950 yards) and I have 3 skeins of some lovely silk blend lace-weight yarn at 550 yards (totaling 1,650 yards). Some of the patterns I’ve seen are too large for the Madelinetosh, but way too short for the silk blend. Back to searching….searching…. I know I’ll find the right project. I just know it.