So I've got all this BEAUTIFUL new yarn, and I've been absolutely paralyzed trying to pick a project to start. And surprisingly, my problem is not that I have so many things I want to start on that I can't decide, it's that I can't find ONE single pattern that just calls to me to knit it right this second.
Here's my deal: The yarn is just soooooo beautiful that I'm scared if I cast on the wrong project that I'll ruin it and my life as a knitter will be over. (yes, it sounds that dramatic in my head, too. lol) The yarns are mostly merino wool, some alpaca and silk blended in, and all fairly light weight compared what I normally buy. I've got some lace, some fingering and a little bit of sport weight. So what does one knit with these? Well.. sweaters, socks, hats, gloves, shawls ... these all sound lovely, right? Except it's freaking 90 degrees outside right now! I'm definitely not wearing hats, gloves, sweater, or even socks, and for some reason the shawls haven't called to me. I really need to find a lace pattern that draws me in to want to knit it, I guess. I still haven't knit one row lace, either, just two row (with the purl row in between. the other kind scares me.)
I've been inspired to knit pretty lacy summery tops that almost all call for cotton or hemp or bamboo and are almost entirely dk weight or above. What's up with this? Please, by no stretch of the imagination am I complaining! I value this stuff so much that I went and bought a brand new tupperware to keep it safe and cozy! It's just... what's a girl to do?
So I guess what I'm hoping is that my more experienced knitting friends will assure me that knitting a tank top in merino wool, even when it calls for cotton, will not mean that I'm going to sweat my myself out of it. Do you think that would work? will it drape right? Am I missing something all together?