Fast Project Fun

Maybe it was the knit, frog and rekint of my last project that just put me craving a few fast projects. Maybe it was looking at all the new yarn purchases and what was in my stash but I hit a no attention span knitting stage.

First up was a hat for my daughter Nicki. She had found this yarn a few months ago with the intention of knitting a bag – but her love for knitting is far overshadowed by her love for photography (more info in the life and humor section of my website). There was no way that I could let this luscious sheep shop yarn just sit, especially since Nicki thought a Tam would be a perfect hat for her to have now that she is living in New York City. This was done in a few days and a joy to work on. I’m anxious to get a photo of her wearing it – but this will do for now.

At the same time I’ve been working on a little sailboat sweater for Maria’s son Logan who is due this winter. I havent had too much experience with baby clothes and I’m really getting a fast appreciation for them. They’re so cute, and fast because they’re so little – talk about gratification. This is just about done (but I took this photo last week when I wasnt as far along), need to finish sewing and do the collar.

I would have been done with this but I got sidetracked with a pair of socks. I should remind myself to always have socks on the needles – they’re such a great portable and quick project. I’ve had this sockotta in my stash for a while and was anxious to try it as I hadnt worked with self patterning yarn before. It didnt occur to me to try and match up the yarn before, probably because I didnt know how the stripes would knit up. After a few rows on the toe, I adjusted the yarn to get the colors to match up. I started out strong, took a bit of a break (getting that 5 or so inches on the foot done seemed to take forever) but once I got going again I didnt want to pick anything else up. Love the way they came out!
Now that they’re done I’ll finish Logan’s sweater!

Last on the needles in the quick projects category is a Loopy and Luscious Scarf. On my last series of yarn crawls I fell in love with some Be Sweet Magic ball and mohair – the colors and feel were just soft and dreamy. I couldnt resist – and while I’m thrilled with the way this is coming out, I am reminded why I swore off of mohair after a kid silk haze experience several years ago. Uggh! thin thin yarn on big big needles – I’m insane but I really like it. It will just be one of those pick up when I really feel like it projects.
I have a ton more little projects in my sites – this quick gratification thing isnt to bad!

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