High on the success of my Nauticowl (it made it to the top 100 patterns on Ravelry for a couple of days! I was more than thrilled to see my name and design next to names like Kate Davies, Susan B. Anderson, and Stephen West!) I had a rummage through my stash (again) to see what other things I could come up with.
Those little walnut sized balls of yarn (pictured above) from older projects are what have grabbed my attention. I have quite a few knocking around in boxes and baskets, nesting and breeding in my craft room. So, my goal for the week is to use them up. But not by making something that screams ‘oh look, someone didn’t want to throw away their yarn scraps’. More ‘why don’t I have yarn scraps I need to make that!’
However, I got all inspired and motivated and it manifested itself in a fit of casting-on.
The turquoise is the second of my Downton Abbey gauntlets, but I have adjusted the pattern slightly as I didn’t like the cuffs. The blue is going to be ‘Alouette’ for MEeeee! My first adult sized jumper in fingering weight, and with a lace pattern. Exciting. Or it will be once I have finished the inches of k1, p1 ribbing for the waistband. I just hope I haven’t made a mistake with the yarn I have chosen.
Lastly, our garden is springing up and becoming edible! Wonderful. And the taste of homegrown vegetables is fantastic. Much more crisp and sweet…Molly has been tearing off peas (and quite and lot of the actual plant too!) and wandering about eating them off the vine.
Now if we could just have a little bit of rainfall I would be very happy! The garden could speed up a little and I could get back to my spinning in the cooler weather. Still, can’t have everything all at once : )