Yeah, I know it’s mega-project-finishing time, but my friend is having a BABY! In two weeks. So that’s a good excuse, right? Right?
In any case, I don’t normally derive so much inspiration from a ball of Vanna’s Choice, but look at this color:
It’s called Oatmeal, and I’m super-excited about it because I’ve been thinking of knitting up this Sheep Hat for the new baby and I love the idea of a tweed sheep!! The baby’s due in February, but the pattern is for a 6-month-size hat; we never know how a baby will grow, so I’ve been thinking all the wool in my stash might be inappropriate, since we don’t know what season baby will fit into the hat. Hence, the acrylic. (Yes, it’s ironic to knit a sheep from acrylic.) And I love the color! I’m using some wool-ease from my stash for the grass and legs (which, turns out, is only 20% wool, so probably okay for a spring/fall hat, too!). That’s in this next pic, along with my new and exciting purchase, a Snapware Yarn Tainer! I’ve wanted to try one of these for a while. So far, so good.
In a totally unrelated note, I’ve been working on a Christmas cross-stitch for six or seven years now. (!!) Last November, I finally got excited to finish her up, so I went out to price a custom frame (it’s an odd shape) and found that the cheapest frame at Michael’s–WITH a 60%-off coupon–was going to be $60!! Unbelievable.
So I lost all inspiration to finish said cross-stitch. Until last week, when I found a frame that LOOKED properly sized at our local re-use store, Creative Reuse, for $1. It fits! I’m going to finish this project, after all! (Well, probably not until closer to Christmas again. But eventually!)
Still knitting on that cowly hat… Hope to finish in the next few days!