Monday, February 05, 2007

stash knitting 2007

some of my online knitting friends have gone crazy, i mean, have decided to NOT BUY YARN for the whole year. i'm not jumping on that bandwagon, but i really am trying to make an effort to knit from stash as much as possible. last night i spent some time dividing my yarn up into projects. i have a bag full of rainbow yarns so i can make a "tesselating fish" afghan. if you don't already have the pattern, i found it here: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-hPoyIeslcqobrefmpVg-?cq=1&p=7. print it before it's gone again! i love the pattern but i already know that i'll hate stitching all those little fish together. this is likely going into my "baby stash" so we'll just call it a big ol' labor of love.

there is also a blanket pattern in a book called "adorable crochet for babies and toddlers" that i want to make. it is made of squares with a heart motif in the middle (check out the table of contents: http://tinyurl.com/25mb8x. the picture is small but you'll get the general idea...it's called "cross your heart"). i put yarns into a big bag for this project too. i'm using a blue variegated, some purple, some lavender, a bit of turquoise and some white. i -may- have to go buy some yarn for this if i run out but we'll cross that bridge when it comes. i also put the book into the bag so that i can remember which project that yarn is for :-) again, baby stash. now if i can only find a husband and get pregnant...

i'm nearly finished with a hat for my 4-month-old baby nephew. it's red with a gray brim (he's an ohio state fan, even though he doesn't know it yet), and done in garter stitch in the round. i'm in the middle of doing the decreases for the crown. i kinda think it'll be too big but the good thing about babies is that they GROW! anyway, i completely made up this pattern and started knitting it on friday night. i'm not even sure i could replicate it again LOL if i can, though, maybe i'll whip up another one for my other baby nephew (who's about 3-ish months older than the baby baby nephew hahahaha). that one will be gray with a red brim. and, once i figure out the pattern, i think i'll post it here. remind me in case i forget. y'all know i got swiss cheese for brains, sometimes.

3 comments:

  1. i'm like you and did not join the Knit From My Stash 2007. however, i'm also making a very conscious effort to not buy yarn. my exception is that if i think the yarn is "special" enough. well, i did find special yarn last week. it was always out of stock and i happened to catch the site during restocking.

    anyway, i'm enjoying knitting from my stash again, and i'm really trying not to stray.

    good luck to you too!

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  2. Anonymous6:59 PM GMT-5

    Crazy daughter.

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  3. I love your idea about making the cross your heart blanket. I ordered the book and can't wait to get started.
    I'm eager to see your progress and color choices!

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