Sunday, 19 September 2010

Ball 100

Reached 100 balls out of the stash today. Unfortunately not all of them were knitted but I've still time to catch up on that one.

So far the total is 58 gifted out and 42 knitted. But I've still got 3 months to get the knit total up and I've a cardigan planned that will take 13 balls, so thats good news. Hopefully by the end of the year I'll have knit the same number of gifted balls, that would put me WELL over the 100 ball mark.

At least now the yarn I have in my stash is yarn I like, have plans for and am looking forward to using. I've just weeded out the stuff I'm not keen on. Just need more knitting time I think!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

weekend effort

weekend effort
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
I know, I'm behind in my posting, but i have the evidence of a weekends worth of knitting.

The cardigan was started last week and finished it a few minutes ago. The pattern doesn't have buttonholes, so I put three in. Just have to locate some nice buttons now and its properly finished. Also managed to use a skein of Red Heart I've had since November 2007. it was in my precious stash :D

The brown thing is a cowl, quite a quick and nice knit. Used a ball and a half of Sirdar Click Chunky... LOVE that yarn. Its so soft and warm and squishy.

The green thing is a ribbed hat, also in Click Chunky. Again thats a ball and a half used up.

Thinking of putting both half balls of Click together and trying to knit some matching ribbed fingerless mitts.