ALERT: new stuff on the needles!
New Stuff #1 AKA Travel Knitting:Since the Sock of Doom has recently been demoted from travel knitting, I've cast on something purse-sized to take its place, destined to fill up the waiting spaces of my life. Behold!
What you see here is the very beginning of Happy Legs [Rav link] by Dani Sunshine, a quick free pattern for baby legwarmers. Toddler Flashdance! Punkin can already do the fast tippytoe running move. Plus it's getting colder and she still fits into her shorts, so I want to get as much use out of them as I can.
The yarn is a skein of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (20% OFF at Yarnmarket for the rest of 2011!) from deep in the stash; it's so soft and I wish I had more.
New Stuff #2 AKA Major Project:The other blue project is also made from yarn that's been sitting around for a bit. I originally bought thirteen skeins of Karabella Aurora 8 in this awesome electric blue color; it's pricy for what you get ($8.85 per 98-yd 50 g ball) BUT the blue was too gorgeous to pass up. Anyway, I was hoping to make a magical sweater for my friend. The pattern of choice: Twist & Shout [Rav link] by Robynn Weldon.
|image via Knitty.com|
In the Year of the Yarn Diet, there are no survivors. I'm biting the bullet and knitting a baby blanket.
Leafy Baby Blanket [Rav link] by Leyla Alieva and I think it's purty. Better yet, it won't use up all the Aurora 8, so I won't have to say goodbye just yet.
p.s. happy birthday, Jason.