Monday, September 19, 2011

Bring on the babies...

...because I am stocked up on yarn!
Mom's been bugging me for weeks to help her rein in her ever growing stash. But I don't think her idea of help involved me taking it all home....

But really - all I said was - "I went to Lens, but I didn't like any of the 'baby' yarn and none of it was on sale, so I'm just going to dye my own"

To which she replied "I have lots of yarn you can use for baby projects" and into the stash room we went. I came out about half an hour later with the above pile, as well as a few balls for myself...
The above pictured are cotton/viscose/silk blend. Mom said they could be used for baby - but there is silk in them so you know I'm keeping them all for myself. There's enough of the red to make a short sleeved cardi. And I'm on the hunt for a nice shrug pattern for the pink.

Oh... and look what magically appeared on one side of my sweater?
After posting last night, made Dave dinner, then put my nose to the grindstone and pumped out a sleeve. She took about 5 hours. I know that seems insane for just seven inches (7.5 if you include the picot) - but it's fingering weight - on 3.25 mm needles.

I'm still not overly optimistic about having it done in time. It's 9:42 and I haven't knit a stitch. But I'm still trying.

7 comments:

Delusional Knitter said...

Wow that's quite a haul!! Congrats on the sleeve, you're getting there!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Dear God I hope that sweater fits the baby for months and months !?! It's gorgeous of course, but five hours for a sleeve!

TheBlackSheep said...

Wish I had a mom who was giving away yarn :0)

Good luck on the other sleeve.

RobinH said...

Hey, but you're going to *knit* the yarn! That gets it out of stash all right. (How else were you supposed to help her get the stash under control?)

And I love Fable, especially with the longer length and picot trim! So pretty!

Monika said...

I have some of those yarns too. I've cleaned out a lot last year, but I've still got enough to be prepared for anything.
Happy Baby stuff knitting, and of course for yourself! :o)

Knitting Linguist said...

You're jamming along on that sweater! You can do it! :)

Denise said...

That's a huge pile of knitting waiting to happen.