Olympic dreams --- I admit it, I'm having some second thoughts. Bite your toungue! Not about the games! No, it's about my knitting target, and I think I need some help.
My first instinct, having never done any colorwork at all, and having gotten the book in the mighty Christmas loot, was to do something from Latvian Mittens. Seems reasonable, right? Challenging, yet small enough to be doable. It seemed perfect. I even got this, though God knows I already had plenty of Pattons Kroy and Elann's Sock It To Me in the sock yarn stash, but that's an entirely different issue. So I have the book, I have the yarn, and I have a bunch of tee-niny metal needles. Hooray! Mittens! (Um, it's also probably better if you ignore the fact that less than a year ago I said I'd never make anything like this, ever.)
And then this little voice in my head starts to say "You know what would also be a challenge, and is something you've been wanting to knit for ages, don't you? Well, don't you? That's right, what you REALLY want to knit is Rogue." And I do. I really, really want to make Rogue. I've wanted to since the first time I saw it, and I bought the pattern ages ago. So I caved to that voice and bought some lovely Bartlett yarns in Blueberry. (Geez, nevermind about the yarn buying, it's not important right this second.) So now I have the yarn, the pattern, and the needles for that as well. So I'm set, right?
Except....now I have all this indecision. Which project to do? Is one of these more of a challenge than the other? Having never done colorwork, I have no idea how difficult these mittens would be. I mean, I can knock out a pair of plain mittens in a weekend (if all I do is knit), so how much longer can it take, really? Or am I crazy to think that?
So, I'm putting it up to a vote -- Latvian Mittens or
an entire freaking sweater Rogue? Anyone got an opinion?