Towards the middle of last year, my baby yarn stash was almost empty but then I took advantage of the mid-year sales and stocked up so that my stash went from nil to this:
Then a friend had a de-stash and kindly gave me some of her baby yarn and the plastic tub was overflowing! Just as well I like baby knitting because I think I have enough to keep me going for a couple of years!
I've made a bit of start and lately finished a couple of little knits.
To make it look a bit different I added green instead of yellow buttons. I only had a small amount yarn left but I enjoyed knitting with it and think the cotton/acrylic combination is perfect for Paradise.
The yarn comes in limited colourways and I think this one was the prettiest. Love the way the colours form in the knitting.
This one is also going to Knit4Chariites.
Another finished is the Boysenberry Jam top with Patons Big Baby 8 Ply.
Last time I messed up the side shaping and ended up leaving it out altogether. It as much easier second time round and the lace pattern was easier than I remembered as well. I finished it off with this lovely floral button in my stash which was perfect for the button loop on the back.
Really pleased with it but next time I will make a bigger size because I had almost half a ball of yarn left.
I wasn't sure if it would be enough so I weighed it and think (fingers crossed) that I have enough to make a Keeva in the smallest size. Will have to knit faster to make the yarn go further.
A Jumper for me...
I've been thinking about knitting myself a jumper this year. It's been a few years since I've made one and I think the last one I made wasn't a huge success making me feel a little bit unsure. I've been looking around Ravelry to find something suitable and found this e-book the other day, Heart on my Sleeve, which has eight sweaters each sized from baby to 'big' and designed by nine different designers including Tin Can Knits and Ysolda Teague. The patterns were all designed as a fund raiser for Against Malaria Fund and that's where all the proceeds from the sale of the book go. The patterns are all really nice and at this stage I'm leaning towards Ironheart by Tin Can Knits. That's as far as my thinking has taken me! Will have to think some more before I actually buy yarn.
Until next time