Something for the weekend
It really doesn't matter that i've got more yarn than I could knit for a number of years (even at my recent knitting rate), but hearing that my Wool Man is going to be closed until January sent me into a mad panic and a yarn buying frenzy.
I did go with a plan, really I did, and I only came home with a little extra, but now I have to find somewhere to put it. My yarn crates runneth over as it is. I did a rewinding and tidying session last week (it took me 2 full days) hoping to reduce the space required to store it, but to little avail - I need a bigger house with a dedicated knitting room.
I've started planning my New Year knitting with what i've bought.
I've promised Jenny a papoose and have chosen this one from 'Baby Bloom' by Erika Knight - a book with beautiful patterns for baby and the expectant mother, both practical and glam party wear. I'm making it in DK acrylic, white with lemon and lime flecks and lemon as the contrast colour for the edge and bobble.
I've also bought some mink acrylic that is darker and shinier than the yarn for the donkey jacket. I'm thinking a traditional Guernsey sweater would look great in it, I like this one from 'Knits for Babies and Toddlers' by Fiona McTague. It will probably be for my friend Andrea (due in July) as she is convinced she is having a boy.
There was also this as an odd ball that Les had found buried in his store room, he only had one ball left and shoved it in his oddments bin. My mother pounced on it and suggested a lacy baby cardigan, but given how much she likes it, i'm hoping I can eek out a scarf from it. It's Robin Fascination 85% acrylic 15% nylon, it's lilac, pink, peach and green with a shimmer thread running through it.
The rest was just copious amounts of plain white DK acrylic that i'm sure your imagination can supply the picture for. I'm planning plain sweaters with various motifs on the front - muppets and helicopters, although not together!
I was planning on showing you my finished Branching Out today, but it's met with a minor disaster and i'm undergoing a rescue mission on it. I've also finished the white Tassle Tops and the picture is in my Gallery.