My sewing machine has been seeing more of me since I found the Prudent Baby website. I was especially inspired by the snappy toddler dress pattern and I went a little crazy sewing up a bunch of variations on the idea.
Despite my itchings and cravings and yearnings for new yarn, I have been very good about not buying new yarns. It has not been easy, my friends. The stash is shrinking alarmingly and my knitting has changed because of it. I no longer browse patterns for inspiration and then go stash diving to find a suitable yarn. No, my Dearies, I have to first go stash diving to see what is there and then look for a pattern that inspires. Granted, there is still a little of everything. I have sock weight and lace. I have bulky and worsted. The sport weight and DK are all used up except a few cottons, but that is okay. I have wool and alpaca. I have superwash and cotton blends. It is just that they are all old news, uninspiring, boring if you will.
And that is why when I was given a $25.00 gift certificate to eatsleepknit, I went a little crazy.
Okay. A lot crazy.
Can you say cashmere?
Handmaiden Fine Yarn Casbah Sock *Midnight*
And, while I was there, I got some sock yarn for a gift of socks for The Man (gift yarn=still legal).
Then, I broke a few rules in my yarn diet. I got these, also.
Cherry Tree Hill SuperSock Select *Dusk*
Hey, you know I had to get the free shipping!
And now back to your regularly scheduled Stash-a-thon.