Friday, April 17, 2009

Yarn Musing

Sometime last month, I rescued a 3 drawer cart from the dumpster. It's been setting around. I didn't have a use in mind when I rescued it. I just couldn't let it be thrown away. Today, I thought wouldn't it be nice to put my yarn in there so I could see it? Well, that's exactly what I proceeded to do. I went through my 4 plastic totes of yarn and moved the Red Heart still in skeins and my cotton yarn to the cart.

What did I discover while sorting through my multitudes of yarn? A plethora of blue and a yellow, green, and white variegated that will be great for a baby afghan. The rug yarn (softer than you'd assume) that I plan on making scarves out of. Also several bags of small balls of yarn. Haven't found a use for them yet. Last year, they came in handy when I was making hats and scarves for the snowmen ornaments.

Though no one I know is expecting a baby boy, I think I'll turn the blue and variegated yarn into 3-round granny squares. It's something to do. I don't have the yarn I need to finish the squares for my sister's afghan and I've lost interest in the squares for my aunt's afghan. The deer stalker hat is coming along, but it's one of those complicated patterns. How I relish the simplicity of granny squares.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Squares and More Squares

Granny squares are such nice things. You can make so many things with them. Afghans, Christmas stockings, tree ornaments, the list goes on. I'm working on squares for my aunt's afghan. It's based around Red Heart Super Saver's Peruvian Print which is the weirdest variegated yarn I've ever worked with. Most variegated yarns have a set pattern--so much of this color, so much of that color, and so on. The squares look fairly identical. Not so with Peruvian Print. Every square looks different. I worked up 3 skeins and don't know if I like it yet.

For Easter, I decided to make some bunnies for my fridge. I made 8 in various colors. When I finished them (wiggle eyes, pompoms for tails, and magnets), I also glued the rest of the eyes on the bookworms.

I've been on a Sherlock Holmes kick lately, so I decided it would be fun to make myself a deer stalker hat a la Sherlock Holmes. I found the pattern on I'm using Red Heart Super Saver's Windsor Blue. It doesn't look much like a hat yet, but I just started it.