And then Barbara V (BrooklynKnitNerd on Ravelry)a KNITTING MACHINE—with 7 hats…here are just 4 of them.
And remember my proposed Red, white and blue hat?
Hmm. Most of the hats I have been knitting have been from left over skeins.
I had LOTS of left over yarn from my double knit vest (Lion Brand Wool Ease)
I buy the odd skein of two--Balls in clearance bins, bandless ball
Yarns that I recognize—in the bargain bin, or slightly damaged, knotted or tangled ball of yarn always manage to find a home with me—
So I had a good deal (but not a complete skein) of Blue, and some red (almost as much) and some white (the smallest left over of the three) < style="font-weight:bold;">
1—continue, but use a different blue (navy or a lighter, baby blue)
---I have rejected this!
2—Frog, and come up with a different design.
---this is being considered
3---Buy some more blue.. so long as it is close, a different dye lot would work)
--Listed last, this is actually my first choice.
It does sort of defeat the purpose of “using up stash”—but I am liking this pattern, and will hit ACMoore and Michaels tonight (in Queens) and if they don’t have, the ACMoore and Michaels in Westbury tomorrow.
I still have gold and a small bit of pale yellow, a bit more of bright yellow, some red, some green, wheat, black, and some heathers in rose, and in a purple –and a small bit of grey.
I have yarn enough to start hat 12, even as buy some yarn to complete hat 11…
(12 Hats!—a Dozen, 15% of the total needed.. but it’s not enough! I don’t think I’ll stop till have a bakers dozen. and maybe not even then.)
I still haven’t even started some of the hats I’ve thought about knitting!
I have been low key about asking friends –but I will put the screws to them.
As of now I have 37 hat in hand, (plus more promised—not quite half of what is needed.) I hat hoped to have them all by tomorrow-- but it seems I will need a week or more to let others finish up. There is still plenty of winter left in February.