Saturday, August 05, 2017

Yarn and More Yarn, Oh My!

Okay, so I said that I was going to try and use up some yarn in my humungous stash of yarn....Well....I couldn't help myself.

Last summer, I decided to eat healthier and to eat smaller portions.  I just wasn't comfortable in my own skin and I was so tired of my clothes not fitting properly and just the thought of buying clothes in the next size up was so depressing.

I've lost 33 lbs. and I now can knit something for myself in a smaller size...less yarn to buy!  Woot!  Woot!

This is why I need to finish my current WIP.

Christmas in July.....it's for real!

I saw this vest in a Mary Maxim catalog and I fell in love 💚!  It's knit from the top down and size 10 needles.  I think it'll be perfect for the Fall.



My 3 YO grandson wants a sweater or a hoodie.  He requested black, but I really don't enjoy knitting with black yarn, so I selected some Red Heart Yarn in Charcoal.  I'm still thinking and reviewing patterns for him.


As if I didn't already have enough things that I want to knit, I joined a couple of different knitting groups on Facebook and some people were already sharing some Christmas in July ideas.  When I saw this Santa's Wardrobe Garland  I just thought that it was the cutest thing.  Yes, I ordered the kit.



Then, I had to jump in all the latest fad of the Giant Cakes of yarn that create beautifully striped creations.  I also ordered some Sweet Rolls from Mary Maxim.

Sweet Rolls...no calories!

Last but not least, I can't knit all the time, can I?  Coloring for adults for a favorite past time these days, so I got a coloring book for me.


Tell me...how could I pass this up?  It was on sale, too.  Regularly $12, on sale for $4.

I think I'm set for knitting for the rest of the year and probably for 2018.  Happy knitting!


Need to Finish My Projects...

I really don't know if the internet is a good thing or a bad thing.  When I was growing up, I really didn't have that many options for inspirations for knitting.  If and when my Mum and I got out to the Murphy's or Woolworth's or a Mccrory's, then we got to look through some knitting magazines or free knitting leaflets that were in the store with yarn.  My Mum also got  a lot her ideas from her many years of subscribing to Workbasket Magazine.

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Now, we have the internet and an endless supply of knitting and crochet patterns and we have access to internet shopping.  I don't have to leave my house.  I can just have the stuff delivered to my front door!

I finished making a sweater for my eldest grand daughter, a vest for her brother  and a sweater for their newest brother.



I saw a couple of patterns that I just had to make and I've been determined to use some yarn from my yarn stash.

Keams Baby Sweater

I found this cute little sweater on Ravelry:  Keams by Taiga Hilliard Designs

I had a skein of Vanna's Choice Yarn in Neapolitan.  I bought it on a whim, but I had no idea what to do with it, and a had some left over yarn of Vanna's Choice in Dusty Rose.  It was a fun and easy knit.  I thinking about ordering some ice cream cone buttons for it OR just using White for Vanilla, Pink for Strawberry & a brown button for Chocolate.

Currently, I'm working on a cute little "Watermelon Dress".



I'm using All-in -One Sleeveless Top for a 1-3 year old girl by marianna's lazy daisy days blog:  https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/mariannas-all-in-one-sleeveless-tops.html 

Her patterns are so wonderful and easy to follow.  I'm using size 7 needles and mystery yarns from my stash.  I'm almost done.  I just need to work 7 rows of garter stitch and weave in the ends and sew on 3 black (seeds) buttons.





2 Baby Girl Sweaters Finished