I finished the second baby sweater. It was another lovely and quick knit, even though this time I knit the 3-month size.
I was, again, able to use vintage buttons. I really love the touch of buttons that are recycled and have been in a family for a long while. It just feels appropriate.
The yarn is from Dyeabolical, I had originally purchased it for a westknits mystery knit along, but ended up not liking it for the project after all and I chose something else that worked better. So, this lovely skein has been sitting in my stash for a couple years looking for the perfect project.
I have to say that my yarn stash is now such that I have very little appropriate yarn for this type of project now. This is exciting since I’ve worked to move my stash numbers down quite a bit. But, I am really going to have to stretch to find yarn for these types of projects. I mean, baby knits really do need to be something that’s easily washed, and I don’t really have much superwash wool sock yarn in almost solid colors left in my stash. I might even be at a point where I’d like to take a look around a yarn store. *gasp!*
There’s a shop nearby that I’ve been in maybe once, and I’d like to check it out again. Part of why I barely remember it was that I was trying really hard to just NOT purchase yarn at that time, I have too large a stash. But I remember there being quite a lot of hand-dyed yarns that I’d enjoy looking at again.
Here’s another quick story. Yesterday I went in for a dentist appointment. My dentist noticed my handspun and handwoven scarf. Turns out she’s a knitter! She’s been knitting for about 2 years and is deeply in love with the craft, so it was definitely a fun chat! This is the second in the wild knitter I’ve met in the span of 3 weeks, and I’ve really enjoyed both encounters.
This baby sweater brings me to 85% of my yearly goal, this is project 34 out of 40 and it definitely feels like I am going to have no issue with achieving that goal this year!