Hold on to your hats and have a seat! People, we have actual knitting content here at Upper Pond!
One of my goals for 2012 is to knit from the stash. I have some good yarns sitting under my bed that need to be made into some goodness! Plus, I have items that have been sitting in my to-do basket just begging me to finish them. Two out of the three finished items were knit from the stash! I think I'm off to a good start!
The brown hoodie is finally completed!
You might remember Matt's green one just like it.
Ryan has worn it non-stop! So much so, that it's all ready pilling. He loves it and that makes me a happy mom!
I used Cascade 220 superwash. It was the first time I used a superwash on a sweater this size. I won't lie and tell you I wasn't a bit nervous to throw into the washer...but I did and it came out super soft and fluffy!
Next up: Norby by Jared Flood.
I love, love, love this hat.
Usually, I can't say that about the hats I knit.
I did discover that I'm a fan of the slouchy hat!
This one was knit from the stash. A couple of skeins of alpaca that I picked up at an alpaca farm around here! The picture doesn't do it justice. It's more blue than brown. My photographer had to take this before he went to school and the lighting was poor.
It still needs another tassel and maybe a light blocking. But, in my book, it's done!
Lastly, I started these socks in October. Right when hockey season started. It fell into the typical one-sock-syndrome and sat in the basket for awhile.
I'm really not fond of the color and have no idea why I bought this colorway.
Matt told me they look like a snake print.
They are however, really soft. I lost the ballband (of course I did) and I think there might be some silk in these babies!
I did manage to make a ruffle scarf out of Kid's Silk Haze Creation. I have never jumped on the ruffle bandwagon before, and really don't intend to ever again. The scarf looks like a big boa and probably will look lovely with a LBD. But, at the moment I don't anticipate any parties where LBDesses will be worn.
Due to some quirky ordering, I ended up with another skein of KSHC. The color is black and I will never use it. SO, if you want it, leave a comment, tell me what you are knitting and I'll throw all the names in a hat and pick a winner. You just might end up with a special surprise thrown in!
I will close the contest next Wednesday, March 8th!
So what's next? I have another pair of socks to finish up, which I started in the 2010 hockey season and a sweater that I started in 2010. Both items, I'm looking forward to picking up again. I love the sweater and have since realized how to interpret the instructions on which I was stuck! It only took two years to wrap my head around it, but I finally got it!
If you need any additional details, stop on over at Ravelry and you will find all that you need to know!