Hello sports fans! I hope you are having a good week so far. I'm plodding through the best I can for the at-work part, and trying my best to enjoy evenings with The Tim and the kitties. On Monday, we celebrated a year since Jack the kitten joined the family - that went fast! And technically, I know he is not a kitten anymore since he has turned a year old, but he still looks and acts like a kitten, and for now at least, he's the baby of the family. :-) It also helps that today is Thursday, and the coming weekend is a long weekend for me. Yes, where I work we get the day off for The Day That Should Not Be Celebrated Or Named Out Loud Around Most People These Days (i.e., Columbus Day). I am shallow enough that a day off is a day off, and I'll take it.
In any event, being that today is Thursday, it means that it is Three Things Thursday with Carole and Kat. So I am participating this week because I do enjoy little lists, and have made one for this week.
Today I am sharing three things in my Ravelry queue that my brain has been obsessing about lately. Which is not to say that they will or will not happen soon, or even ever, but for the moment they are right there in the front.
Zadie, by Mercedes Tarasovich
I came across this pattern when it was mentioned on The Grocery Girls podcast. They were knitting it as part of their Craftsy series, Off Our Needles, and seeing both of the ones they made just made me happy. Cables are one of my most favorite things in the world, and the cable detail on this sweater just really appeals to me. Also the fact that for one of them, it was her first sweater and she said it was so enjoyable to knit. The pattern currently has 155 projects listed.
The Parlor Cat, by Sara Elizabeth Kellner
I've had this pattern in my queue for a long time. Recently, I saw a blog post where someone (I don't remember who, sorry!) showed two that she had made as FOs and they were so adorable, I started thinking of this pattern again. I've made one very small "stuffie" in my knitting career, and enjoyed it, so maybe I would also enjoy making this, who knows? As of today, 574 projects are listed - apparently I'm not even close to being the only one who likes this pattern!
Great Falls, by Pam Allen
The other day I was watching/listening to a podcast (again, I don't remember which one ... I really need to make note of these things), and they mentioned this pattern. So I took a look on Ravelry, and OMG I need this sweater! It looks sooooo cozy, and since it's knit with bulky yarn, it would be a quick knit (well, theoretically at least). I *may* even have yarn to knit this in my stash, but I purposely have not checked because I am trying to stay focused on current projects. The pattern sample is knit with Quince & Co. yarn, which is soooo pretty! It's a new-ish pattern release, but there are already 42 projects listed!
What about you? Do you have any patterns that have pushed to the front of your brain, or even to your queue? When that happens, do you actually knit them, or like me, are you often distracted by another shiny (well, yarny) thing?