Last Saturday Heather invited all the SnBers to a baby shower for Katherine. My plan was to purchase a gift as knitting time has been a commodity the last couple of weeks. But, you know 'that thing' when yarn talks to you? Well, the Dandy Lion handspun, that happened to be sitting atop the pile of practice skeins, called out to me and said "Baby Hat!". It had to be and...
it wasn't long before I was winding up the skein and casting on for what turned out to be a dang cute hat! How can you turn away from a knit that sweet and in handspun, no less. It was also fun to knit with my handspun again and I love the chained singles plying method even more, as it shows off the colors and makes a very good yarn. Katherine's sprummer baby should be cute as a bug in it, no?
After finishing the sweater and the hat, I looked around and found nothing else on the needles (I am ignoring all lace projects at the moment). So, I cast on for a pair of Magic 28 socks. It's 'der rigeur' if you're going to be in the Magic 28 ring and knitting a pair of warm, worsted socks for kids in need is quick, fun and good karma. Some of my other handspun should work up perfectly into pairs of these darling little socks and I have partial skeins of odd worsted yarns around, too. It takes no time at all (one evening) to make up one small sock. Hopefully I can make up a few pair for this years box to Dulaan.
Can you stand it!? Can it really be true?! There really isn't anything on the needles (I said to ignore the lace a little longer, please-I'm rather enjoying my delusions of a laceless life). I am still hooking...more later. Even the Bigass Boomerang socks are finished and nothing in the knitting department is speaking to me...nothing that is at hand, anyway. I have ordered yarn for one of the sweaters listed in last weeks post, but I have no intention of telling you which one. Instead I'm going to make you GUESS!
Leave a comment as to which sweater you think will be next (at some point I hope to knit them all). Everyone who guesses right will be put in the 'hat' and one name will be picked at random. What's the prize?
One of these beautiful items (winners choice), with the rest to be given away over the next, um, er, well...several weeks/months as certain milestones are reached. Next Friday (May 11th) will be my 900th post and, as comments stand now, they are nearing 27,000. The 27,000 should happen around the same time as the 900th post...more or less.
I KNOW! I can't believe you all have so much to say and I do appreciate every single comment. Who knew so many wee things, like comments, would add up so quickly. Lately I have been so busy that I can't comment back to everyone who leaves a comment. For the first couple of years I did respond to most comments, but my job has changed, life is so much busier, and I try to keep my time at the computer to a minimum.
As a way to thank you, and to keep the comments coming, next Friday there will be a random drawing of one person who comments, AND when the comments reach the milestones of 27,000, 28,000, 29,000 and 30,000...there will be more prizes and if it takes until post 1000 then there will be even more prizes. I'll keep you posted as people win. Thank you for the extra effort you put in to comment. It seems Typepad now requires CAPTCHA on all comments (whether you want it or not) and I know it's a PITA. I appreciate your comments all the more!