I managed to finish three baby hats before Sunday’s gathering at Sally’s place. The two hats in the Nundle wool were speedy to knit.
The Bendigo wool isn’t as chunky as the Nundle, so the third one took longer to knit and was finished on Saturday night with about 2 metres of yarn left over.
The fourth one was the red skein, which was the lightest skein. I worked on that one at Sally’s on Sunday and reached the start of the decreases, but the yarn ran out. I don’t have any more of the Bendigo Colonial 8 ply in a colour that will compliment the red, so I’ve put that aside until I decide on some yarn in a similar gauge to finish it or frog it. Hopefully it will be my first finished item for next year’s collection.
Meanwhile I knit a swatch for Calvert on Sunday night:
…and then I knit another one last night because once the first one was washed, it was off gauge. I finally have gauge, so am about to cast on.
Today I went back to Hornsby Wool and Craft Nook and exchanged the six left over balls of Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed left over from Tangled Yoke for the loveliness below:
This is Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK (80% bamboo, 20% wool) for a Pinwheel Cardigan for Charlotte. The exchange covered about three-quarters of the cost of the yarn for this project. I’ll probably end up with lots of part balls over from this project, but the colours compliment so well that I’m sure to be able to use them up in other things. I won’t be starting it for a while since it’s for next Winter and Charlotte will grow a fair bit before then. The blues were going to be in the centre and the red on the edge, but there was only one ball of the deep pink left in the shop so I reversed the colour order rather than run short or have to mix dye lots within the stripe. For the record, the colours are 139 Ming, 135 Sleepy Blue, 137 Little Lilac, 136 Tulip, 134 Babe, 141 Rosy and 142 Cherry Lips. I’m so loving the colours that it might be hard to keep from casting this on.