Friday, January 08, 2010

Onto the New...




Maybe I was so excited about destashing a bit, because then it allowed me to go and acquire some NEW for the stash.

I figured before I lose my income completely (or take a rather hefty pay-cut - COMING SOON! FEBRUARY 2010) I would indulge in yarn for a new project.



I bought this book when I found out I was pregnant again as a gift for myself. My sole purpose in buying it was for this blanket...



So, Baby #2 will *hopefully* have a lovely cozy handmade-by-Mama blanket to welcome him/her. We'll see how I do. It's 45 squares sewn together...I figured if I get bored I can do some at a time and then come back to it.

Oh! I also have a WIP...



I've had this fabulous yarn since I did a "Knit-Flix" swap back in 2006. I just never knew what to do with it...last weekend I wanted to start something new so searched my yarn stash (hence the destashing) and then the patterns I had on hand + my needles and came up with a "Scoop Bag" in the "Chicks with Sticks" book.

After a brief bump in the road the other night, I think it's coming along rather nicely.

4 comments:

Kate said...

This is awesome! I tend to leave the knitting to my mother. It's just how it is. But I love, love, love those colors for a blanket. The orange is so bright, but doesn't overpower!

Anonymous said...

what is a stash bag?

Anonymous said...

i mean scoop bag. not stash.

carrster said...

The 'scoop bag' is a felted purse/bag that I'm working on. I'll post photos as I go!