xtina’s complusions to obsessively knit

Instant gratification all around… July 22, 2007

Filed under: Baby Knits,New Purchases,WIP — iamknit @ 7:41 pm

What a weekend-I have lots of knitting news.

First, in Red Color Swap news, Cassady received her package from me on Friday. Here’s her picture of what was inside:

Color Swap 2

AND I received my Red Color Swap package from the more than generous Grace:

Color swap 1

She even included a copy of her Diamond and Lace pattern from elann. Thank you, Grace 🙂
On Friday, I discovered a knitting store that I had never heard of before, Creative Warehouse. It’s only about 20-25 minutes from apartment. I can’t believe I never knew about it before. Here’s even better news: they’re having a side-walk/ tent sale next Friday and Saturday! (July 27+28)

I originally went out with the intention of getting yarn for the Central Park Hoodie from Knitscene Fall 2006 and I found what I thought was an inexpensive alternative to Tahki Donegal Tweed, some discontinued Reynolds Mandalay in a dark olive green on sale for $5/skein.

Central Park Hoodie

In all the excitement, I temporary went insane and thought that I needed 9-10 50g skeins, which is what I bought. What I really needed was either 9-10 100g skeins or 18-20 50g skeins. (I didn’t figure all this out until late Friday night). So, originally I thought I’d head back over there today and see if they have anymore in the same dye lot. Then, I came up with an alternative: using the yarn for the Stacy Pullover from Big Girl Knits:

Stacy Pullover

(the color looks more green than brown in better light)
My plan is to go to the sale at Creative Warehouse next week and if they have more in the right dye lot I’ll buy it and make the Central Park Hoodie, if not, plan B.
Finally, some news on WIP:
I’ve steadily been working on my Dalegarn baby dress but process is very slow. I started getting bored and decided I needed some instant knitting gratification so I started Bonnie for my goddaughter, Gianna:


Here’s the progress I’ve made so far:


The little duck hasn’t been sewn on yet but it will be when the jumper is done. I bought it back in February at M&J Trimming when I was on a business trip in NYC.

It’s a pretty quick knit so I hope I get it done before I see Baby G on Friday.


2 Responses to “Instant gratification all around…”

  1. adrienne Says:

    Can’t wait to see your projects completed!! LOVE the little baby jumper!! Too cute!

  2. carrie m Says:

    oh my goodness, that baby jumper is beyond cute. and the duckie is priceless!
    i’ve had the same brain issues when buying yarn. me + math = dangerous!

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