Saturday, February 4, 2012

Saturday Stash

It's Saturday again!  You wouldn't think that a retired person would get excited about weekends, would you?  But this is when I scramble to get projects finished...not always a successful scramble as you saw last week.


Today I can report that I have finished last week's projects.  Well, OK...just two of the three since the Year of the Dragon cardi isn't comfortable having her picture taken.  She's still blocking, you see, and doesn't want you to see her deshabille.  But the first Little & Easy pullover is all done.  I think it's  so cute.  Just imagine the cushiness of that garter stitch...it's so cozy. 


And the Pink Nantes Beanie is finished too.  Naturally, we are having a stretch of warmer weather and I'm not feeling the need for a hat at all these days.  Just typical.  But I really like it.  It's an easy knit that just looks complicated. If you can follow a chart and make a simple cable and  yarn over then you can make this one.   Oh, and I do still have enough of the never-ending pink yarn to make a pair of mittens.  I'm debating full or fingerless at the moment.  I have a wristband knit on the first one and then  stalled with indecision.  Once these are knit up I can totally cross this yarn from my inventory. Or will Rumpelstiltskin spin some more while I'm not looking?


I loved that baby pullover pattern so much that I made another one in a bigger size.  I was scrambling this morning to get the knitting done.  Couldn't quite get to the finishing.  But that didn't bother this claret version one bit.  When she saw the camera, she popped on a vintage button to distract from the un-seamly bits and posed prettily.  I love those nifty short-row sleeves.  I'm making it again...did I mention how easy this is to knit?  And, best of all, I crossed off another line on the list. 

Next week, I promise to have the red cardi finished.  I have no knitting projects on deck so I'll have to go looking for yarn and patterns again.  That's all part of the fun of stash-busting.  Must remember to stroll through my Ravelry queue, though.  I find that if I don't do that now and then I forget what's there.  I'm sure there'll be something interesting.

9 comments:

Annie said...

What a bounty of pretties. I don't know which I like better, the pink or the, hmmmm, can I call it confetti? Sweet hat and all ready for a cold spring. Yes, there will be a cold spring. After this warm winter, how could we NOT?

Ginny said...

The hat is my favorite here, I just love the color!

KarenG said...

Lovely! Hand knit items are just so luscious.

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

The baby pullover is fabulous. Love the hat too!

Joanna said...

The button on the pink baby pullover is just perfect! Oh how I wish I could make things like that!

Rudee said...

Adorable sweaters. The hat is beautiful, too, but that pink sweater is my favorite!

fabricfan said...

The hat looks complicated, but it is lovely. I agree those short row sleeves on that little sweater are neat. Another week os successful stash reduction.

Emille said...

Your pink beanie is beautiful!

Jane said...

I so wish I could knit! What beautiful creations fly off your needles. My grandmother taught me to crochet and I pick it up now and then and produce a very mediocre afghan here and there. But, I would love to learn to knit!

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