Get your shit together.
What other resolution could anyone need? It’s a fantastic motivator, at least for me.
My shit for this year is (among other things) getting rid of my stash, it’s the best justification to buy more! I’m not trying to rush, but enjoy what I have, because there was a reason I bought it, right? Honestly I don’t have that much wool, but certainly enough to last several months.
Here’s my first stash-busting project-
Sorry about the bad picture. It’s an EPS top-down raglan steeked cardigan using that same Binge colorwork chart as the hat. The blue is Silky Wool (8 balls in the stash because I loved it) the gold is KnitPicks Telemark (2 balls in the stash leftover from Nikolai’s pirate knits) being knit on US sz. 2 / 2.50 mm needles.
Only the yoke will have colorwork, because I have very little gold yarn, the rest of the body and the lower sleeves will be plain blue. After steeking I will probably finish all edges with garter stitch.
Have I mentioned how I adore this chart?
Next- A Baby Surprise
Jacket Snow Suit (!!) A good friend has been kind enough to give me a reason to knit baby things, something I missed out on with my own children. And although she’s a fantastically skilled knitter herself, extra woolies can’t hurt, right?
BS Snow Suit!! Unventing at it’s finest. I’ve lengthened the body, split for legs, and am now knitting the border all the way around, mitering all the corners. There will be buttons all down the legs for ease of dressing. And later snowcuffs with mitts/sockies in a soft white wool, and a soft white hood.
Unfortunately I’m out of yarn. The purpley-grey is KnitPicks Telemark from Gabriel’s Pirate sweater, the light green is Galway Highland Heather from the Tri-Cable sweater and next should be ????? I have black or a dove heather and I hate making this kind of decision. Kate, this is for your baby! What would you like?
Fishtrap and his ridiculous sleeves are still glaring at me. Later.