Pay It Forward!

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!

Thank you, Nichole! I love it all and only hope I do as well when it's my turn to Pay It Forward

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!

(left to right) Filatura DiCrosa Zara Print, Lane Cervinia, and Jaeger Baby Merino DK

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.

Filatura DiCrosa Baby Zarina Print

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.


Anonymous said...

Cute, cute! It's fun to see the pay it forward "cycle" happen. Love those spring colors!

Nichole said...

So glad you like it... and YEAH, I get to see markers in action! :) Enjoy! So glad Chloe likes our pack too... hee hee

Lots of beautious yarn there!

Violiknit said...

Nice stash enhancement, and what a great "pay it forward" package!

Sonya said...

I love all the yarn. Especially the baby zarina print.

540 yards is a good amount. I will keep my eyes open for any ideas.

craftybernie said...

That baby zarina print is amazing! I've never seen it before. That's another one for my list!