Ok, Now onto knitting heehee!
Isn't he adorable, this is Mason and his brand new hat. He LOVES it. He picked out the color and off I went. He now wants a SAPHIRE color of the same style. The saphire seems to be his latest color craze (he goes in stages) so I promised him I would get right on it but it would be made out of Mission Falls which ya'll KNOW I love!! This is the Seaman's Hat, from the needle beetle. She has some really cute patterns and this was a free one AND it actually worked up nicely and the pattern is written nicely. Here is the link to it. I highly recommend it. http://www.needlebeetle.com/free/seacap.htm
The yarn I used in this one is Encore worsted weight with size 8 needles because I am a REALLY tight knitter. I do think I am going to drop down to a size 7 though and make the size medium. The kids sizes are both smalls. . The hat was such a hit, Mikaela HAD to have one too and to keep blood-shed from occuring, I knit her one up too with the left-over yarn I had (you only will use about a 1/2 of a skein) They are both the size small and the same needle size!
Okie dokie, now the Bolero progress. I have the back almost done, it needs to be knit to 10" and the arm shaping worked up nicely.I tried to hold it out to show you but I could hold both sides and take the picture at the same time ;) It really looks nice. I am pleasantly surprised with the yarn, it is the Debbie Bliss Casmerino, yes,yes,yes I know all the hub bub about the cashmere content but truthfully, I don't care. It is really knitting nicely, is fun to work with, shows beautiful stitch definition and hopefully wears well. My kids are not hard on their clothes so that isn't really an issue for me. So far, I will most definetly use this yarn again. I don't like the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and when I bought that, I had also bought this, enough to make a garment (7) skeins. Well, after the Aran, I just kind of put this away in the bottom of my stash bucket too and since I have been knitting from my stash, well, I stumbled across this and showed it to the Princess, she loved it so I decided to use it up, there ya have it LOL. I am really glad I did too:)
Ya know......I am truly happy I have decided to do the "knit with your stash" challenge. I have not purchased any yarn since...hmmmmm.....well, right before Christmas. I am not FORCING myself to do it and I think THAT'S the key here. For some reason, when I try and force it, I fall right off that yarn wagon but I haven't forced it.
The only thing I AM buying is some of that OH MY yarn from Plymouth, I am making a teddy bear for my daughter out of it, it is so cute and soft. I just ordered it and am waiting on it to come in...hold the phone here you say, you JUST bought yarn, wellllll, I ALSO sold yarn that was in my stash and used that money for it so I am not actually breaking my rules. I didn't spend any other money excpet what came from my yarn sale. A gal I know on one of the lists I am on was in the middle of making her daughter a cute sweater out of Lorna Laces sock yarn and she was shy some skeins and well, I had the same colorway and was not using it right at that moment,so she asked if we could trade. I do like trading but she didn't have any yarn or needles that I wanted so she just offered to buy it and I agreed. Normally, I wouldn't part with my Lorna Laces, truthfully, any of my sock yarns LOL, but I knew I wasn't going to use this one unless I made gift socks and Mikaela REALLY wanted this teddy bear since hers ripped and needs MAJOR plastic surgery.So it worked out and all is happy. I even had $7 left over LOL .
Ok, now for the Quote of the day..or post..however you wanna look at it ;):::
He who takes but never gives, may last for years but never lives.