Selfish Knitting Season

I love Christmas. LOVE Christmas. But holy man, am I glad I don’t have to put anyone at the top of the knitting list other than me and wee one.

Which is fantastic because I just scored a load of new yarn from one of the most amazing yarn shops I’ve been to in awhile: fibre space in Alexandria, Virginia. They had so many yarns I’ve either never heard of (and wish I had!) or can’t particularly get in Canada, I was literally in there for so long that Husband (who usually stays in the car) came in to make sure I was alright.

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From left to right we have the newest addition to the stash family:

Hedgehog Fibres’s Sock Minis in Pollen and possibly Crybaby as it was tagless when I found it.

Brooklyn Tweed’s Loft in Meteorite. This one I’m so excited about and got proven right about how great it is, if only I could just figure out the perfect pattern for it because MAN I want to knit it up! SO much so I’m tempted to forgo my no-handwash-yarns-for-babies rule and knit up a wee sweater (I’m addicted to baby sweaters).

The Periwinkle Sheep’s Watercolors Sock 75/25 in black/turquoise. Mama’s going to get a new pair of socks.

And finally Neighborhood Fiber Co.’s Studio Sock in Thomas Circle, which will either become a Playdate cardigan or a pair of HosenmatzI really can’t decide. (who am I kidding, I’m probably going to cast on Playdate as soon as I’m not pinned down by cats)

But OH! am I so excited! If only I could decide on patterns.

In almost finished project news:

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I’m on the last section of the Super Easy Crib Blanket by Purl Soho and knit in Berroco Vintage Chunky and I’m so happy with it – which, of course, I’m not surprised with since I’ve knit this blanket in various weights for other people and loved those as well.

Happy New Year!

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Selfish Knitting Season

Knitting for Two

With Christmas coming, it’s been a bit hard to tame my baby knitting urges until all my Christmas knitting is done, and I’ve been pretty resistant to the urge…well, mostly.

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I gave in to this sweet little cardigan, appropriately called Sweet Bunting by Laura Chau. I knit this one in Malabrigo Arroyo with scraps of Sweet Georgia Superwash Sport and Cascade 220 Superwash Sport, because if there’s anything I know already it’s that anything for a baby should be superwash.

Luckily though I’ve still been able to bust through my Christmas knit list and am one sleeve away from the lot. Woo hoo! I’m so behind from last year but, well, shit happens. I’d show you some of the finished results but, well, they’re all wrapped already. At least that’s SOMETHING I’m on top of!

Knitting for Two