After sleeping on the idea, this morning I ripped it back again. But I knew just what I wanted to make. I have cast on and am working on the bottom border.
I knew I wanted a lace project for me. So I am going to use this for the bottom border of the sweater, instead of your typical ribbing. I calculated that I need about 41 repeats. I am on number 7 right now. Needless to say, I have a way to go. Once the lace is finished, I will need to pick up the stitches for the body along the straight edge. Of course I need to add a bit of shaping as I go along. It will be either a raglan or set in sleeve.
I had some qualms about starting another sweater for me. I do have baby knitting to work on, both for grandnephew number 4, as well as for Little Whose It, my grandchild. But after all, I did take finish two sweaters this year that were started years before. Even if this lingers on a while, while I work on the baby knitting, I will have still whittled down the project pile this year.
No updates on the SWestie shawl. I hope to block it on Monday and will post official finished pictures after that.