Spontaneous yarn buys

There was a sale. Of Baby Ull. Not my fault at all. I still would have felt guilty to add it to my stash. So I made something with it right away. Since it was a left-over sale, it consisted mostly of single skeins, which meant some sort of colour work. I chose stripes, and out came this shrug:


It turned out every bit as wonderful as I’d hoped, though I confess, I wasn’t in love with darning in all those ends.

Then there was the day I forgot to take my knitting to knitnite. I know. And, believe me, I’ve heard every comment on my cerebral faculties there is. In short, I had to buy a skein of yarn and borrow some needles to keep me busy, or in this case, a crochet hook. I’ve made a Shanti scarf before and love it. It’s a wonderful one skein project, and the Lang Ella yarn just screamed Shanti.


April’s charity knit is a scrappy lengthwise scarf, perfect for using those half-skeins one typically finds in donation bins.


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April Report

I wasn’t super craftsy in April. Worked a bit on my Swain Sweater and started a new pair of Sideways Socks.

The one thing I finished was another Shanti shawl. This time I made it symmetric. It had intrigued me since I’d made the first one. Here it is in our recent May sunshine:

Oh, and last not least (I’m actually quite excited about this) I finally started Jared Flood’s Rock Island. This one’s going to take me a while, I guess.

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