Thursday, May 11, 2006

If I would knit more and shop less....

I'd be in heaven if I could knit all I wanted too! So if I'm not knitting, then I'm planning on knitting. And if I'm planning on knitting, then I'm looking at more patterns [free or otherwise] and then I have to shop for more yarn when I see something I'd really like to make. And there are those times I just want more of a variety of colors to pick from to use on a number of projects. Such as ... well for one, the Knitted Babes need a lot of different colors. And my acrylic yarn stash has been dwindling [believe it or not] since I've been using it up for things I've made for the grandchildren. I also have a plan for knitting a hat to go with the besotted scarf I've been making for the DH using grey mystery Andean Baby Alpaca yarn. I'll use the same yarn for the main color on the hat he picked out which has a wide band around it with a combo of colors also ... like Fair Isle. He found the pattern one day in one of the books I had sitting in a stack beside my chair. He was going through my books! Whoa nellie!! He had looked at sweaters in the pictures I held up in order to SHOW him and he would shrug his shoulders now & then or tell me why he didn't like the style or whatever. But now he's going thru my books to FIND something that he would like. Can you imagine? Is the happiest I have been radiating whenever I wear what I have knitted for myself started to rub off on him? Does he feel envy? Or is the cold New England weather finally getting to him and he sees that I'm much warming than he is in his store bought crap? Well, I really can't really turn down this request for a hat can I. And his birthday is in September [how convenient].

Okay, I'm leading up to the fact that I had my eye on KnitPick's Palette Sampler package of Peruvian Wool (fingering weight - perfect for Fair Isle & the Knitted Babes which call for fingering yarn also) ... so you see the reasoning here for spending $50.00? I received it in the mail yesterday. It will be SO used up for useful items and gifts, believe me. It's not something just to STASH away to be taken out only to be admired. This is WORKING yarn! A color palette for present & future knitting. I've already started this morning with clothes for the Babes. And tonight I'll pick out the colors to set aside for THE hat ...

and of course I had fun last night just admiring the colors I had to pick from.

5 comments:

amanda said...

Very pretty colors! And my DH is very involved in picking patterns, colors, etc. I love that he is willing to embrace my craft!

Julia said...

For a knitter, that looks yummier than a box of chocolate! You are going to have such fun!

Rhonda said...

Looks like $50 well spent. And congratulations on your win from Warming Grace.

Anny said...

Makes sense too me! Though I do take out my palette sampler box and just stare at it from time to time. It's just that beautiful ;0)

I was wondering what you used for the flesh tone on your knitted babes. It looks really natural. I bought my palette sampler to knit a nativity and am not sure which colour would look best for skin...they all seem a little wrong. Any thoughts?

Cynthia said...

I love the KnitPick's - I think I have to get me some. It's nice when your hubby enjoys your craft - it's as if they realize they will benefit and if you're happy they are so much happier! Rock on girl!