Friday, July 3, 2015

On a Friday


If you're in the US, I hope you're enjoying a long weekend. If not, I hope you at least have something enjoyable planned for the Fourth. Or, if you're any place other than the US, I hope you have some fun weekend plans. I am looking at a blissfully open long weekend-mum and I are going fabric shopping today, and then we have no plans for the rest of the weekend.

I don't have much to show you guys today. The white lace project is almost done-hoping to get that finished and blocked this weekend. I have 1.5 hats knit up for my collection, and I'm having just as much fun with that as I hoped. I'm a bit ahead of where I planned to be, but community theatre rehearsals start next week, so I'm glad of the extra progress (we're doing Mary Poppins-I'm in the ensemble and also make an appearance as Queen Victoria).

As I was organizing my yarn, I found that I have 512yds of yarn left over from my Orange Tee (I'm...really great at overbuying yarn). I don't think I have quite enough to squeeze a full-sized top out of that, but I should be able to get a decent crop top out of it. I haven't decided on anything firm yet, but it's fun to think that I'll get two tops out of one yarn purchase. 

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  1. That's always lovely when yarn stretches like that! I bought some for a hat a while ago, and was very happy to find that it was enough to make 2!! This was helpful when my friend lost the original hat, and I knew I had enough to knit another!!

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    1. Ha! Leftover yarn is fantastic-I still have the spare skein from when I made my friend a pair of gloves...four years ago!

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  2. I love the colors in that skein! That's really exciting you found you had leftover :) Enjoy your 4th!

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    1. Thanks! We had a nice fourth-and hopefully I'll figure out what to do with this leftover soon!

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  3. Yay for extra yarn! I'm the other way around - I tend to under-buy. Mostly because I think I knit tighter than planned and wind up needing more.

    That ball of yarn is scrumptious, btw.

    I hope you have a fantastic weekend! I'm headed down to Skagway tomorrow (or erm, in a few hours oops) to join in 4th of July celebrations. :D

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    1. Thanks! The yarn in the picture was so much fun to knit up during my fourth :) I used to under-buy a lot when I was a new knitter, so I think I have some residual paranoia from that and I compulsively over-buy now :P

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  4. Hmm that is certainly some delicious yarn to have too much of. Hoping it'll be enough for a nice crop top!

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to see what I decide to do with it :)

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  5. Hope you enjoyed your long weekend.
    That would be wonderful if you could get two tops out of the same yarn!

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    1. Thanks! It was a great weekend-I really needed that extra day! I really love the orange yarn, so it would be great to end up with two orange tops!

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