If I didn't look as though I needed the Last Rites when I wear yellow, I'd say it wants to be MINE.
I think it would make a lovely lacy faroese style shawl for you.
What a beautiful color! I've got no suggestions, sorry. But I'm sure it will be gorgeous.
Rock Island? Keeping with your garter stitch theme :)
How about Gail? My daughter just made it for me and it is gorgeous!
It is indeed very pretty and not at all a color I would buy myself, which just goes to show: yarn is beauty in itself. What about this on knitty: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEw11/PATTcartouche.php - it should knit up nicely on lace weight, too, shouldn't it?
Your comment about "no neck" reminded me of Carol Anderson's talking about taking measurements to sew a dress for her little daughter: chest 21", waist 21", hips 21". At that stage they are really cute rectangles with arms and legs. That is going to be a lovely sweater that his Mum will appreciate.
I completely agree with mamayaga, this yarn needs to be a Shattered Sun Shawl.
I just finished my first shawl ever!! and it is Ishbel, by Ysolda Teague
I only used about 450m and it made a short shawl. You could easily add repeats to make it longer and use all the yarn.
I think the yellow yarn wants to be another baby sweater -- he'll be a little ray of sunshine in it!
summer is coming and vests ARE nice...
I think it wants to be a summer scarf. Something for a cool evening. Lace with enough substance to show off the yarn. How about a few cables thrown in?
Here are two suggestions:
yes. it wants to be this.
Shattered Sun shawl for sure. No doubt in my mind.
The yellow yarn wants to be a vest? That doesn't sound like you (or your stash-talk). Wasn't there a shawl called something like summer in kansas? Doesn't that yellow look like corn tassels?
Good Day Sunshine (in the latest Knitty issue) is really pretty and interesting but doesn't need quite that much yarn. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss12/PATTgoodday.php
I think that lovely yellow would love to be a summery cardigan, like this one
i'm thinking a yarn pet? knit it a little outfit and carry it around cuddling it and calling it Charles. That way it's never knitted and gone :D
How about a "Good Day", knitty Spring 2012. I adore it, but for some reason (reason and rationality escape me) I started and am working on a "wingspan". Hmmm...
What a beautiful color. I am seeing a Semele there...
I am sure it will grow up to be something great.
Oooo Space Cadet, I have wanted to try yarn from that dyer at some point. With your seal of approval it might get a little more difficult to sample.
Obligation knitting can be tough sometimes, you might need a nice long string of projects knit just for you to make up for it. It is an adorable little sweater, small wee sleeves should be quick to knit. The end is near!
It looks like the lovely yellow Trousseau Wrap that I am knitting for a friend's wedding shawl! Hmmm! I'm sure you will find the perfect thing for that lovely shade.
1. I'm with Millie. The Atalanta is a great idea!
2. a knitted toy is a good idea
3. Is it cool enough up there for kids to still need sweaters? really? wow!
4. Vests are nice. :)
That is an amazing yarn. I'm working on 32 leaves, which is a lot of fun, but I don't remember off the top of my head how much meters it requires for the 32 leaves size (as opposed to 22 leaves).
I don't know what the lace weight wants to be, but my four year old daughter routinely exclaims that things are, "Easy peasy, lemon-squeezy" so often, in fact, that I read that instead of just Easy Peasy and so I think perhaps the lace weight should be something lemony and light.
How about Carol Feller's new design in the latest Twist Collective?
Lovely magic glowing gold ...Rapunzels Tresses wants to be a simple lace tunic...you can wear it year round and layer layer layer your handknits. Dress it up or not.
Yes, I do. It wants to be mine.
Citron? Too lazy to link to ravelry pattern; I believe it was from Knitty?
I'm with aebell. Citron is a lovely little knit (I'm on my third). And yes, it is from knitty.
LOL. "Vests are nice!" Such a naughty skein of yellow lace weight!
I think that gold would be the perfect shade for an Eiffel Tower Shawl. I will soon be receiving a bunch of The Unique Sheep Eos in the sugar pop gradience as a gift and I can't wait to knit one myself!
I'm loving this shawlette - it's in sock yarn, but I think you could easily add a repeat or two of the lace by working extra rows in the stockinette and star sections: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/forbidden-flowers
The color of the sun: something with Barbara Walker's Sunray lace pattern.
I love using SpaceCadet yarn!!! You are in for such a treat! I just finished a Song of Zion using some Luna lace weight and it is stunning! I have casted on with some fingering weight of Izarra and am loving it! She has such an eye for dying brilliant colours together.
it wants to be good day sunshine: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss12/PATTgoodday.php
What about an Omelet?
Nothing - it wants to be nothing until little Lou is bundled in his own Aran sweater (not vest).
I think it wants to be a Tiong Bahru, look here:http://www.ravelry.com/projects/tricosa/silken-bahru
and as the pattern will be only released on Monday or Tuesday, it is a win-win :)
Darn you! I thought I'd got that fetish for hued yellows/oranges out of my system!! And now you go waving that pretty yarn in front of us. I've been eyeing this for a while: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tibetan-clouds-beaded-stole I thought of it immediately when I saw your yarn. But I don't think you'll have enough...
Do you enjoy laceweight cowls? ;)
The mini baby Aran is so fantastic I might pass out from the cute.
For the golden yarn, how about this beautiful bit of lace. And they are sending money from the sales to Susan Komen. There is a kit, but I'd bet they would sell you the pattern too. http://knittersbrewing.com/storename/knittersbrewing/ViewDept-276538.aspx
While you are on their site check out the Portland roses and bridges socks, or some name like that. The cables look like bridges and the there are roses added. The whole thing is for Portland. You'll love them.
Julie in San Diego
I think it would look great in the Omelet shawl pattern by Joyce Fassbender in the Knitty Spring/Summer 2011 edition.
I'm sorry, Diane, but the yarn wants to be mine! :D
Actually, I agree with the Shattered Sun shawl. In fact, I think I should break out my skein of yellow lacewieght...
Your beautiful lace dearly wants to become a Gretel
I think you're off to a good start on keeping the little man warm. The cardigan is darling.
Thin and yellow!? SOMETHING WITH HONEYCOMBS!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snicket-socks like theseee
The yellow laceweight wants to be:
Jared Flood's Bridgewater?
Anne Hanson's Pine and Ivy shawl?
Hannah Fettig's Featherweight Cardigan with half sleeves?
Sivia Harding's Norwegian Woods shawl?
Paon shawl from the new Twist Collective?
Margaret Stove's Rosebud Faroese Shawl?
I seem to be totally enamored with shawls lately, the yellow would be beautiful as a Hartfield. Here's a lovely example: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/letsgoblue/hartfield-2
Love, love, love Baby Lou's new sweater.
It might want to be a Citron. Or a Percy. But when it thinks again, it will want to be an Omelet.
If Baby Lou has inherited his mother's gift for knowing a soft touch when she sees one, then he'll never in his life have only one sweater, not as long as he has an auntie Steph.
Semele gets my vote, but your knack for creating your own design should not be overlooked (as evidenced by Lou"s beautiful new sweater!).
A Damask shawl - and keep this one for yourself. Too much intense hard work - you deserve something gloriously beautiful, just for you!!
Did you really say, "It's wonderfully soft and cottony"-- are you knitting a cotton aran? I'm so confused. I believe I have read you expressing the opinion that cotton is too heavy for cables before. Is this a cotton blend, then? Please, put my mind at rest!
Obviously you feel more confident now that it will fit -- otherwise you would've frogged it.
Well...considering the color...how about Citron?
One of Dorothy siemens patterns - possibly spring or autumn from four seasons
Daffodil socks.....to remind you of summer in the midst of winter...
That's going to be a beautiful Aran sweater. I hope we get to see a pic of the cute little boy wearing it.
What a gorgeous color! No matter what you make with it, it will be stunning!
I am amazed at just guessing and knitting a sweater. I need the pattern in front of me, quietness and time - even then things don't always turn out the way I had hoped. Spellbound and beautiful.
The Aran sweater is so adorable. Hope you will be writing up the pattern!
It NEEDS to be an Omelet, http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss11/PATTomelet.php. It's the perfect colorway for an Omelet, and Omelet is the best thing to happen to lace weight in awhile. Cute sweater, hope we get to see pics of it on the baby.
How about the Woodland Shawl?
*gently but firmly elbows Diane, Norma and Joey B. out of the way*
Oh, I'm sure that's meant for me -- just look for my name on that little card at the back there. It was there, but it might have faded away because of that lovely, sunshiney colour!
I just bought Jared Flood's pattern, the Rock Island shawl. Aside from the fact that it makes me sing that train song, it is gorgeous. As my friend says, first you have the frustrating bit with lace knitted on both sides, then you have the boring bit of garter stitch, so, perfect!
I don't know what your yarn wants to be, but I'm sure hoping you post s pic of Lou in that sweater!
Vest are perfect for this time of year! And doesn't every baby need some layering items in his wardrobe?
I'm not sure what that scrumptious yellow yarn wants to be, but I see spending some quality time with Ravelry in your future.
Did anyone suggest to it yet that it might want be http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cross-hatch-wrap?
Aeolian. With scarlet beads.
That lovely yarn would make a beautiful, lacy vest or cardigan for a baby girl. Do you know any pregnant ladies?
Thanks for sharing the pictures and details of the sweater, it really looks more gorgeous with every bit more knit ;)
Really doesn't sound so difficult, maybe I should try to get out one of my stitch books and just give it a try too, after all, you just have to get it big enough, if it is a little larger it is only a matter of time until it is a fit...
Well, yellow is not my color, but seeing this, maybe a lacy bolero? Great color to pep up any thing in spring/summer (after all seem to have finished already some shawls ;) ).
How about 'Aase's Shawl' by Kristi Holaas? It has some beading in the border, and this is my new favorite shawl! I'm waiting till next week to cast on a blue one for the 'Camp Loopy 2012'.
It wants to be Sunflower or Shattered Sun shawl.
Well, maybe Hiker's WaistCoat from Fibre Company? Might have to double-up or add a skinny bit of a silk yarn with it. Nice fitted vest.
Like the Aeolian suggestion. I loved working on it with the beads. The large version needs too much yarn, but one of the smaller options would work.
My first thought today when I saw Cookie A in my favorite yarn store today was of Kinnearing her, but I restrained myself. The things I learn as I catch up on previous years of your blog.
Trolling the comments a few hours later, I see a TON of recommendations for Good Day Sunshine. I don't think these people have actually knit it. I tried knitting it as written but the increases caused that weird bubble near the co edge before straightening out. EVERY SINGLE FO HAS IT. I couldn't stand it, so I ended up making up my own.
I did come up with something else! Bakau by Åsa Tricosa. It has a nice art-deco feel to the arches, and is a pretty mindless knit for the stockinette section, before the lace. And even though the lace looks pretty straightforward, don't let it fool you! There are some sneaky decreases in there. I love the one I knit. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bakau
For a lace project I'm really loving Firebird Shawl by Lilia Komosa. I'm also intrigued by her Violet Moth shawl.
I'm holding out for the identification of that delicious yarn. I have a new niece coming in the fall and I think she must have a sweater knit out of something that sounds so wonderful.
Vests ARE nice. Esp as the "warmer" season in parts north approaches yes? By the time it's really cold enough for him to be bundled in it for days at a time, he will have grown right past it anyway and you will be working on another.
Nothing to offer for the yellow, but when yarn calls you like that, you are beholden to listen without delay.
It wants to be something in MY closet. What an AMAZING color. covet. covet. covet. personally I would make a light little cardigan out of it.
How about http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunflower-shawl
I was so surprised when I saw that VEST because it's almost identical to the VEST I made for my son oh so many years ago--and he wore it a lot!
You could do the same Elfin Lace shawl that I'm currently knitting... Actually what I'd like to know is what you used for a pattern for the sheep shawl that you wrote about in Yarn Harlot. I've googled sheep shawl and mostly get sheep to shawl contests, other than the one Evelyn Clark pattern that's also mentioned on Ravelry, but that doesn't look like I pictured from your description. So, is that the right pattern or do you have a hint of where to look elsewhere?
I am sure I heard it yell "A shawl; I want to be a shawl!"
Love the sweater for Lou.
Love the yellow yarn. (although like someone else said, put it on me and I'd look dead! LOL)
And I want to thank you for aksing for suggestions and to everyone who responded. I have spent a lovely 30 minutes reading posts here, doing copy/paste of pattern names and looking at LOVELY things on Ravelry, many of which are now in my favorites. I'd never have found then otherwise!
See I knew if I read you for long enough you would make me happy about my lack of knitting prowess.
I never face your current dilemma cause I look at any yarn & it says
That's all. LOL
PS The fact that you can produce such a lovely article from nothing makes you a Goddess in my books. Truly I am in awe o.O
Bysanllul, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/byssanlull , is cute, and perfect for the warmer weather on the way.
It wants to be a distraction. And it is succeeding beautifully.
Cocoon from "A Gathering of Lace."
lucky little lou -- and lucky any future sib of either gender. what a beautiful sweater auntie steph is creating! (it should be published sometime soon.)
I immediately thought of Damask by Kitman Figueroa (since it is what I am knitting up next in a similar yummy yellow lace yarn), but I gotta admit that the Good Day Sunshine shawl by Knitty that others have mentioned sure makes sense to me, too!
Brandywine Shawl by Rosemary Hill on Ravelry - gorgeous, and 5.00 on you purchase of the pattern goes to Haiti Relief.
Don't you already have a lot of shawls? And can't you always use another sweater? I think Laura's idea of Hannah Fettig's Featherweight Cardigan would look great on you. But then Shattered Sun would have that flattering color close to your face too....oh dear. Glad it's not my decision. Whatever you come up with will be perfect, I know.
That special skein needs to be....the shawl I am knitting now. It is the Brigewater Shawl by Jerrod Flood. That was all that came to me. Keep knitting my dear. I know how it feels to have something keep speaking to you while you do another project....that was speaking to you and you put down another project....that was speaking to you......
What about this: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss12/PATTgoodday.php "Good Day Sunshine" from the current Knitty 2012 Cute Aran by the way!
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The yarn screams shawl to me. This might be just me though because I just got bit by the shawl bug.
Adding another vote to the 'Omelet' camp, along with a pro-tip for anybody making it: do a crochet cast-off with an extra chain between each stitch. It blocks out really big, so the cast-off edge needs a lot of stretch!
It wants to be the Trinuu shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/triinu-scarf
I see a lacy vesty tunicy something. Something you can knit in basically three rectangles with miminal neck shaping. Maybe even just do some simple faggoting or something with predominantly vertical lines. Screw using a pattern.
I think that yarn is just asking to be made into Natalie Servant's Sunflower Field Shawl. It's the right amount of yarn required too - fate is calling.
...I make an amendment. Forget Bridgewater and go with the Shattered Sun piece. I may just do the same...althought I am not a yellow type person. I guess that could change...right?
I vote for the Good Day Sunshine on Knitty, too.
Have you knitted Knitspot's Bee Fields? It would be lovely in that honey color.
If you pm her, I'm sure Asa would let you test knit.
Lace shawl . Look in Sock-Yarn One Skein Wonders there`s a couple of lovely shawls ( I know cause I started half of them )that are just hard enough to be interesting . Seriously , try it .
I think it wants to be the Tiffany Triangle Shawl by Wendy Johnson!!!! I'm making one in a beautiful cobalt blue. It requires 700 yds of lace weight yarn. Knits up fairly quickly!
I bought the prettiest skein of Space Cadet yarn at the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival in February. It is very soft and has shades of light blue with a line of shiny silver running through it. Completely out of character for me.
I planned to make fingerless mittens out of it, I even bought the pattern. But...I just love the yarn so much I hate to use it! Isn't that crazy?
I even unrolled it once to put it on the swift and wind it and I just couldn't do it. I just like looking at it too much!
I figure now that it is summer I can get away with not knitting it for a few months longer. But when the weather turns colder, I will have to wind it and then knit with it so the yarn can be what it was meant to be.
It probably wants to be Sunflower Fields by Natalie Servant... (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunflower-field-shawl). I just bought some lovely sunny merino laceweight to knit that one up with (just bought the pattern too). She's local!
Either Sunflower by Emily Wessel or Omelet by Joyce Fassbender.
In Wingspan I noticed you also have a "line" at each new section.
Anyway not to have it???? I really don't like it
Have you discovered Sunshine Yarns? If not, you
need to! sunshineyarns.com
Definitely good day sunshine, as others have said. I immediately thought of this pattern when I saw the yarn.