Here we have Melanie modelling Steph's latest finished creation, Devan, a kicky, lightweight cardi made from Regia sock yarn.
Well, we don't have any wee ones around here anymore so Melanie graciously offered to model. Devan was a great pattern to knit and I'm really happy with the sweater. Hopefully baby and new mom will be too. Here's some unmodelled shots too.
Now I have only one baby boy sweater left. It's going to be Sam from Mag Kandis' Wee Knits. This is a sweater I've been wanting to knit for a long time. It's not travel knitting because of the cables, but I'm sure it'll be a fun quick project. Besides I love Mission Falls Cotton.
I decided to get a start on my Mom's Charlotte tonight. And I'm easing back into that familiar lace pattern. I'm wondering if Charlotte's Web is replacing socks as my easy knit on the go or if it's just a fad. There really is something addictive about that pattern.
I'm also trying to destash a bit. I have a Help me destash photo album with some yarn for sale. If you're interested email me (there's a link at the top right of the blog). I'll likely be adding more stuff in the future so keep watching. I'm also interested in trades so make me an offer. This all comes about because I don't think I'm a very good stasher. All that yarn actually stresses me out a bit. I think that's because I tend to buy with a project in mind. Now, I don't always knit that project, but I can't seem to see my yarn as a natural resource which allows me the freedom to start something new whenever I like. Instead I see it as a closet full of stuff I haven't finished. It stresses me to have yarn that isn't slated to be something. I guess it's my Type A personality or something. Thing is, destashing does make me feel okay buying new yarn and starting the process allover again.
Right now I have my eye on this: Klaralund (I was enabled by Wendy)
I have 10 balls of Silk Garden in my stash, though I suspect that won't be enough. I also wonder if it violates my no deep v-neck sweater rule. Well, it's actually a "no deep v-neck boxy short sweater rule" so maybe I'm okay. I guess I need to look at the book and check out the measurements.