On and off my needles today

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. 



About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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