I did a little stash-diving the other day. I was looking for a list I'd made about two years ago that matched up yarn to project. At the time, there was a baby on the way and I'd stocked up for some wee knitting at an LYS inventory reduction sale. Well, Mack will be 2 in June, but there's another niece/nephew due in August, and maybe I can get some of this stuff knit up as intended! I'm in the market for a small project that has a good chance at success.
One of my stash storage containers is a big, canvas-lined, covered wicker hamper in the living room. For nearly two years, as I prepared for every dive, I've had to first move two sweaters and a bag of buttons from the hamper. I'd go in, find what I was looking for (or not), then move the sweaters and buttons back.
The buttons were purchased in June 2005 at Tender Buttons in NYC.
I know. Procrastinate much?
Well, on Tuesday night, I tossed the sweaters and buttons on my chair, instead, and I am proud to say that, finally, these sweaters are done.
The fruit sweater was knit for me by one of my sisters many years ago and I replaced cheap, plastic, dime-store buttons with some gorgeous, made-for-this-sweater ceramic cherry clusters. I fiddled with placement a little bit, too, so that the checkerboard stripes lined up better on either side of the button band.
The blue sweater... incredibly, this is the first knitting I ever showed here on the blog, with the first yarn I ever bought from Elann, way back in April 2004. (What was that about procrastinating?) It would have fit me then... it would have fit me two years ago when I bought the buttons... it does not fit me now. It fits Katie, though, and (even better) she LOVES it -- and when she wore it to run some errands yesterday, she came back bearing compliments.
I think these two will satisfy my UFO Resurrection requirement for March.
CONTEST UPDATE: I will accept entries through Sunday, March 18th. It would help a lot if they were all posted in the comments to this post. Thanks and good luck!!