Sunday, February 3, 2008

Knit from the Stash Month

I finally finished the Braided Gauntlets. I have no idea what took so long, but they are done. The one on the left had so many mistakes and so much frogging in it. I'm surprised I kept going. I tried my best to match up the colorways, I think I did pretty well in that regard. I know one thing, I'll never use that yarn again. It was a pain in the ass.

So now onto another project. I started this beret for my daughter:

It's very plain and simple. I've never knitted a beret before. I did all the increases so it will be bigger after the band. I did the M1L increase. I'm so proud of myself, I learned something new! Yay me! I made her a hat and scarf for Christmas out of some merino wool. She says they itch her like crazy. So I'm using acrylic (don't throw tomatoes at me) for this hat and I'm sure it will work out fine. This yarn was in the big box of yarn I received not too long ago.

My daughter was home for the weekend and brought me a present!

Would you look at that! I got a Valentine gift. I absolutely hate that holiday and so does she. That was so sweet of her to get me something. She wasn't sure if we'd see each before Valentine's Day so she brought it for me. What a sweetie! The gift means the world to me, she spent her little tiny college budget on this for me.

I've bought so much yarn lately I need to quit buying for a while. I decided no new yarn this month (it's a short month, ha!) and I'm going to knit from my stash for a while. I bought yarn with projects in mind then would find new projects then buy more yarn and so on and so on. I need to quit browsing the patterns on Ravelry, ha, like that's possible. So let's see how disciplined I can be this month. But watch out in March!


Larjmarj said...

My wool stuff itches me like crazy sometimes too but it's a trade off for the warmth. Kudos on finishing the glovettes. That yarn would have driven me crazy, I've never seen yarn bunch up like that. I am trying to behave as far as my stash goes too. It's a little crazy right now.

Leeann said...

Can't wait to see the finished beret! That's something I want to knit, too, but I look stupid in berets so I haven't bothered yet, lol.

Shelly said...

I think your fingerless mittens are adoreable! By the way, I live 15 mins. from the Hershey Chocolate Factory, candy is always good!

Krystal said...

Oooh I like the colors in those. Sorry the yarn was a pain. I normally like V-day but... not this year.

Khadijha Caitlin said...

The Braided Gauntlets look beautiful! Hope to see you tuesday! ~ Caitlin