Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday stash

Frogging, tinking, and a lot of little knitting. 

This week was all about filling in some blanks on the sales shelves.  I had some green and blue cotton in the stash.  Originally, it had been a very needed gift from Wendy when I arrived at her house without my knitting.  We're talking about flying across the country and leaving the knitting bag sitting on the table at home.  She came through with this lovely yarn, needles and a pattern book.  On that trip I made a blue baby sweater and hat, I think.  It was a few years ago. 

So.  Green and blue cotton.  What to do?  I have been admiring Spring Picnic by Helen Rose for a while now.  I had only admired it as I do any colorwork - from afar.  Carrying colors, working with bobbins and having tangled yarn makes me cranky so I just admired.  Why did I actually read the pattern?  Who knows?  But it isn't stranded's all done with clever slipped stitches.  I'm OK with that.  I'm casting on and flying through the body.  Well, you know the froggy parts and the fun parts already.  I love how my Happy Little Clouds turned out. 

Having both blue and green left, I made some more of the ever popular Baby Janes.  They're not necessarily meant to go with the sweater but if someone wants to buy them all together, that's just fine by me.  I timed the shoe knitting last night:  one pair takes one hour and fifteen minutes from start to finish, including buttons.   These are such fun to make. 

 And, I loved this Quacking Up bib.   A bit of pale yellow cotton and an hour or so is all it takes to whip up one of these cuties.  The link will also show you several other of her knit-in designs for either bibs or washcloths.  I think I might have some cotton that needs to be knit up. 

Now I can almost cross that green and blue off the list.  About half a ball of each left...maybe a little hat.  Or a striped bib.  There are no end of possibilities. 


Rudee said...

I love the cardigan and may have to make it for the two new girls I have to knit for now. And that bib absolutely quacks me up!

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

The Baby Janes are to die for. How I wish they came in my size.

Mimi said...

Some real beauties on your stash this week! I love them all!
I'm amazed at how a few purl stitches, strategically placed, can make such a fab design, which would probably work equally well on the front of a sweater.
Great work Stephanie!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love that cardigan :-)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

love. love. love. All well done and such cute creations!!


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