Saturday, December 3, 2011

Saturday Stash

Here I am at Saturday again.  Man, that came quick!  You would think that I would have lots and lots of little gifty things to share today.  Not at all.  It's been very busy with meetings and other fun stuff. 

What I do have is this sweet cardi which is for Littlest Sister, Gabby.  This completes the trilogy of cardis for the three sisters.   I used this pattern by Carole Barenys.  So easy and fun - no seaming - I might make a few more.  As you can see, I am once again button-challenged.  I have a Mason jar full of pink buttons in every shade you can imagine.  Yet only three matching ones that were the right color.  The flower is a bit of continuity since biggest sister has some on her sweater.  The hippo I found after rummaging through a cupboard.  I just KNEW there were more buttons somewhere.  But, alas, there was only the one.  Isn't she a cute hippo? 

I also have two different socks on the needles  but they are gifts I can't post about until after Christmas.  As far as the stash reduction success goes...not a lot.  The pink yarn is still from the humongous lot I got for $5.  It goes such a long way and I feel sometimes that this never-ending yarn is all I've knit up. And yet I'm not tired of the color.  Or the yarn.  It's amazingly versatile and I'm wondering what pattern or technique I can make it do next.  There's enough to make another adult item:  I'm thinking.  And it's always a good excuse to get out all the pattern books for a good search.  A nice job for a rainy day.

But since the day is dry, I shall enjoy the outdoors instead. 


Rudee said...

Well first, I think the cardigan is adorable, but the hippo button takes the prize in the cute department.

Very lovely!

Ginny said...

The sweater is adorable, love the buttons!!! Why don't you make a pink hat with this, maybe a beret type?

Joyful said...

A beautiful little sweater. Thank you for the link to the free pattern as I might try this one myself. As for the buttons, it might be good to have 4 different pink ones on purpose ;-)

Joyful said...

On closer inspection, I see you have several different buttons and have spaced out the designs just right. Well done!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love the pink on this little cardigan!! Very nice job! That little pattern is so great. I did one earlier this year as a gift (altered it a bit) and loved it. Blessings ~ tanna

Mimi said...

Aw, the pink cardi is so cute!
I have a theory that some of the best creativity comes from being in a "tight hole" and so it is with your buttons...the alternating button thing is so creative and so fun! And I absolutely love that Gaby's big sis has the same buttons!
Hope you had a good outdoorsy day!

ladydragonfly said...

This cardigan is gorgeous! I dearly wish that I could knit better, alas, I can only crochet. Love the hippo buttone! :)

Cindy said...

It amazes me how much you get done. I am finding it hard to get through my mail and look at this beautiful pink sweater, thanks for sharing.


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