In my head, I had a grand plan to knit a cute summer tank top out of the jersey yarn I made last week. I did a little swatching today, though, and I realized that this yarn wasn't made for tank top knitting.
I tested out my yarn in stockinette stitch on US size 9 needles, and the resulting swatch was thick and sturdy, not light and breezy like a tank top should be.
At first I was slightly bummed out because I had been looking forward to making that tank top, but then I realized that this yarn is presenting me with the opportunity to make a completely different kind of knitting project than I normally make. I can use this yarn to make something that's durable and washable and ready to be used thoroughly rather than delicately (like most of my other knits). And now I'm excited about it again!
But what should I make with it?
If I were to make a clothing item out of it, I could knit a belt, a vest, a peter pan collar, or maybe even a pair of shorts. All of those things perform well when they're a little on the stiff side. I like the idea of knitting shorts; you don't see that very often.
I could also make something for my house like a throw pillow or two, some coasters, a set of placemats for the table, a floor mat for the entryway, or possibly a throw rug. Out of that list, I like the placemat idea the best. That could be kind of fun.
So, yeah, I'm still in brainstorming mode when it comes to this jersey yarn.
Do you have any suggestions?