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Refreshing the queue

Over the last couple of days I've fallen into one of those moods where I want to plan all the future knitting. Which is funny, because I have (at least) the next three months planned for sure already. I'm spending a lot of time on Ravelry looking at patterns, and at work doing random Google searches, since Ravelry is blocked at work. The result of all this thinking, planning and scheming is:

I've requeued Romi Hill's Village Sweater Wrap. I had it in the queue last year  and then decided  it was odd, but I'm getting more and more into making longer and flowing tops, so back into the queue it goes, although I may well modify it quite a bit, because it is quite an odd garment:
Image copywrite Romi Hill

And I think I solved the problem of the alpaca. Stephen West's Boneyard shawl, knit in some kind of stripe pattern, until I run out of yarn. it should end up quite large, and I can wrap it around me like a blanket - what I intended for my house hap, a BIG shawl.

Steven West's shawl, Stephen West's photo
I'm also thinking about what socks to knit next as sneaker liners. Maybe Lingerie from Knitty, alth I don't fancy doing socks on 2mm needles, or maybe these lace socks frok Interweave Knit's Favorite Socks. Clearly I'm in the mood for some lace sneaker liners.

I'm also thinking about Leon's next jumper, but I'll have to buy yarn for that, which I will probably do in New Zealand. 

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