DG's birthday is coming. I have been trying to think of something to knit for him for quite a while. I've even asked what he'd like. Nothing has really struck me as exciting. As a knitter, I feel like I have to give a knitted gift, especially since teaching DG to knit (because he appreciates it so much). Plus, it's special, and he deserves something special.
I was going to start something tonight, and I've ordered some yarn for something else (in case I changed my mind about that first something). But I've just had a brainstorm and now I don't know what to knit.
Currently, I'm working on Isabella. I'm about four inches from finishing the back, so I don't want to set it down. (I did finish knitting Joseph's sweater, I just have to weave in the ends and graft the sleeves.) This brainstorm idea is something I'll have to design myself (with help from a pattern in the current IK and one in '04 Knitty), which will be fun. I'm thinking of using linen yarn.
So, do I go with a) the tried and true; b) small but nice; c) challenging and special? Hmm. I think I just answered my own question. I'm going with challenging and special, and I'm starting tonight.
I'll post pictures of Joseph's sweater after putting those finishing touches on it.