I was on a mission to locate all my knitting needles and put them back where they belong. It’s so frustrating to look for a needle I know I own only to find its empty package. In my craft room I found a box of yarn and hibernating projects that I put away one time when company was coming over then forgot about. In it I found a sleep sack that I had started with bright peacock colored yarn left over from some other project. It was hibernating because the yarn ran out and then I knitted a row or two in a yarn that was thinner. That looked bad, so I stopped working on it. Wanting to finish it, I looked online to see if I could get another skein, but alas – discontinued.
As I was looking around the room I saw half a skein of Vanna’s Choice yarn left over from this hat.It was a good match in thickness and it coordinated nicely with the peacock color, so I used it to finish the sleep sack!It looks gray in the picture above, but it’s really sage green as in the hat photo. I love when I can turn leftovers into something useful. So that’s off my needles today!
There’s another project that’s both on and off my needles. I wanted a “filler” project for TV viewing and also enjoy knitting for charity. I chose Knitted Knockers for my charity knitting this year. I’ve made two-and-two-half pairs so far in different skin tones. You can see I didn’t have quite enough to finish that bottom one before the taupe skein ran out so I took that one off my needles and started on the espresso. They’re super simple and quick to make and a really easy pattern to memorize. It looks like I can get three pairs of size B knockers from one skein of Cloudborn Pima Cotton DK, one of the approved yarns for making these breast prostheses.