Sunday, November 23, 2008

Stash Busting Across the Universe!

Well actually across the spare room. I decided it would be a good idea to use up some of the odd balls before going off to Harrogate. I thought it would take me a few projects but I could be at this for a while as I think those odd balls have been breeding. There were a few balls left from Inigo and Oriana's hat and gloves and I had promised them a scarf so I cast them on using Adrian Bizila's hiking scarf pattern.
I have to say I found them fairly mundane to knit and I am glad I knit them at the same time.They would have probably ended up stuffed in a corner but Inigo kept rushing up to measure them every morning. At the same time as this Woolly Wormhead lauched a mystery Beret which used up yet another ball. It is really pretty a lovely horseshoe pattern.The yarn isn't as wonderful as some of the yarns she suggested but it is warm and cosy and I am pleased with the results though the red was a devil to photograph.

I have about 300g left of this yarn and intend to make a scarf to match.
It is my neice Esha's birthday next week she is going to be 9. !
200g of Cashcotton left over from my juliet was just enough for a pair of gloves, scarf and a wonderful Rose Red by Ysolda Teague.

I love her hat patterns and I cast on another for me on the train to Harrogate yesterday. It is the balls of kidsilk Aura that I originally bought for the melon I made for my Rowan Exchange. It is really fluffy so I hope the pattern won't get too lost with all the fluff.
Harrogate was a fun day out but, I found disapointing. No one had any Debbie Bliss cashmerino Baby. Or the Debbie Bliss or Kim Hargreaves books that I had been hoping for Indeed no one had much of anything unless you were into card making. I have a Noni Bag in mind and had two balls of lopi in keeping with my stash busting. I managed to get handles from a quilting shop and two balls of a felting yarn from knitting4fun. I also managed to get some perfect fabric for Inigo's Quilt it is a shame there are only 24 hours in the day.

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