I go through periods where I can’t cast on too many projects. Then I run out of needles in the right sizes and realize that I’ve over extended. This doesn’t stop me from mentally queuing up dozens of projects that I have the yarn to create. There are two in the mental que right now, as well as two on the needles still. One with a deadline. Then there are other weeks when I get tired of the mess on my desk and decide that I am going to start getting things off the needles. Not that they’ll be put to use right a way. Wool in July is rarely a good idea. On the other hand, if we get a sudden cold snap, I like to be prepared.
Off the needles this week we have a pair of baby projects that I’d been working on. A baby hat in 128 Superwash, and a baby vest in Crystal Palace Cotton Flamme. I thinking they came out super cute. I’d been trying to use up some of my leftovers. The 128 had already made one baby hat, and I still have like a toddler slipper worth left. If anyone needs it. I really like most Cascade Yarn offerings. The 128 Superwash is no exception.
Crystal Palace is another story altogether. I got the Cotton Flamme on deep discount a couple years ago. I was new enough to higher end yarn at the time to not realize there was a reason the shop was willing to sell ten skien bags of the stuff at 1$ a skein. The yarn was discontinued. I understand why. It’s a mercerized cotton. Which is normally nice. But this particular yarn is lumpy, and sort of s snot to work with if you aren’t used to it. Since I bought two bags of the stuff, I am now used to it. It wears well. It washes well. One of Giddy’s favorite blankets is made of the stuff. I can’t wait to get the last couple of skeins out of my stash. If anyone has pattern suggestions I am listening.
I’ve also tried and like working with Crystal Palace Bamboozled. But their Bunny Hop makes my hands itch so bad that I have two skeins in baby blue in my stash that I can’t even look at.
In other finishing news, I decided to clean out some red wool I’d had hanging out in my stash forever.
So now I have this lovely shawl. Can’t wait for fall. In about six months.
I should go finish some other things now. Like……the dishes. Very exciting.