Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saturday Stash

And now it's back to more lady-like senior appropriate grandmother-ish...oh, dear.  You can see I'm having trouble not only in adjusting but also to finding the labels.  So, no labels.  This is about the stash.  But I was so busy zipping and floating among the clouds and mountain-tops that I had not so much knitting time this past week. 

I have only finished off two lots of yarn out of the big chest.  These little baby janes sure didn't take much.  But sometimes, when all you have are small bits, it's nice to be able to use them up.  And I had a bit of pink to make some flowers.  Not sure if I like the look of an attached flower as much as an embroudered one.  That's for next time.  I'm not picking it out and doing it over. 

This sweet thing is my Cedar Cardi.  The pattern is Demne designed by Anne Cholewa.  Knitting this tiny garment made me feel like an engineer for Lilliputians.  I have never encountered so much technique in a one small project before.  A sideways knit should be relatively simple.  And this one was - as long as you followed the instructions.  To the letter.  Thinking outside the box became worrisome so I stopped.  Of course, the dire warnings to follow the directions didn't encourage much straying from the path, either.  This winding path took much longer to walk than usual, too. 

But, kvetching aside, I think it turned out nicely.  The color is the exact shade of the cedars growing all around me. Now I'm off to finish a little vest - more next week. 


Pam Lofton said...

I like the little flowers- they are a nice change. Something a little different. And that little sweater is adorable!

Mimi said...

I love the attached flowers! Cute!
My first thought on seeing the sideways knit was.."easy" - goes to show how wrong one can be.
You're steadily transforming that stash into some beautiful and useful creations. Wouldn't a collage of all the stash photos be amazing? Oops, maybe shouldn't have said that, it's more work!
Anyway, well done on more reduction/transformation.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, that little Cedar Cardi is precious!! Looks like you navigated the path nicely. ;) blessings ~ tanna

Annie said...

Cute. Cute. Cute.

Rudee said...

There is a distinct possibility I have just enough sport weight bamboo left over to make that cardigan, however, you words strike fear in the heart of me. Should I, or shouldn't I? The final product is beautiful! so...maybe...


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