A few months ago, I signed up to be one of Nichole's recipients for Pay It Forward. Lucky me! Look at the beautiful gifts she sent:
Chloe spent a lot of time sniffing the bag and paper. She was wagging her tail, which means she likes Nichole's canine 4-pack.
And I spent a lot of time petting and squishing this hot little notions bag - soooo velvety and shiny. I love these springtime stitch markers, too. Best yet - Nichole made these as well!
I couldn't wait to try the stitch markers, so I cast on for a new baby hat with some fun yarn I bought yesterday at the lys. The yellow egg dresses it up, don't you think? (The yarn is Berroco Comfort DK. )
I like this colorway so much - it reminds me of vintage cantina colors and serapes and margaritas. Ooops, this is for a baby, so forget that last piece. The orange boucle yarn is something I picked up on sale at Hobby Lobby a long time ago. It's been in my charity stash, waiting for the right project. It's found it's purpose in life - a snuggle for the DOT Snuggles Project. It's making a very thick and cushy fabric - perfect for comforting a little furry soul until they find their new home. Since it knits right up on size 11's, it's going superfast. I have 2 more balls of this stuff so maybe I'll get 3 done.
I gravitated towards these bright colors because I am really in the mood for the weather to change. It's been gloomy, drizzly and cold all weekend. But instead of pouting, I did a little stash enhancement, which cheered me right up!
The pink and 2 blues are going into the charity stash and will become hats one day. The purple variegated is for my neighbors' baby boy, who is already 8 weeks old. I'm going to make him a hat for next fall, to wear to the KState games.
I was so excited to find this yarn, since I've been looking for a variegated in exactly these colors since last fall. These are my 11 year old niece's favorite colors. She is the girl who pets yarn and wants to learn to knit. I have 540 yards of merino goodness right here. Now all I have to do is decide what to make for her. I'm thinking that Jellyfish would be perfect for someone her age. and, I can make it a bit larger, so she'll get a couple of years of wear out of it. If anyone has any other suggestions for a cute project, please send it along.
Have a wonderful week, whatever your weather may be.