Charity knitting

One of my ongoing goals is to knit more projects for charity. This can be a mind blogging as there are too many organizations in need. 

I have narrowed it down to three projects:
  • Preemie hats to be donated to the hospital my child was born

Where to look for additional resources & organizations? I recommend checking out:

Hope you all have a great weekend! Looks like is going to be warmer in my neck of the woods. That is an unexpected gift that I hope to enjoy!

When in doubt...

I have not been very efficient casting off projects as I have been enhancing my stash and knitting library. Why do I need more books and yarn while I am not knitting fast enough? It is a mystery. One that I have no interest in solving.

Without further ado, here are a few of my recent purchases. These six skeins are destined to become a shawl when they grow up. Perhaps a Tailwind or Color Affection. The 64% Cotton and 43% Linen yarn, Berroco Linsey, is discontinued and therefore was deeply discounted at my LYS.

I also got  some gorgeous Baby Yak Wool in burgundy and brown. Per their tags, the "yarns are 100% traceable, purchased directly from cooperatives...".

I couldn't pass on this cute Ravelry bag while also getting educated on how to spell Romeldale!

Finally, the latest book from Carrie Hostick Boge. That means that I have all the books she had self published as of now. Love her work to the moon and back.

New Year. New opportunities.

And I am back! The last month was hectic in all fronts. It made me a bit gloomy to be absent from here…but, there are so many battles one can fight. 
Currently in the needles is a garter extravaganza shawl. High Plains Drifter is a pattern that fits the bill when interruptions are expected and abundant. I decided to use a random variegated yarn from my stash for the main body.  For the border I am using a vibrant Corriedale yarn bought during the holidays. Who can’t resist a visit to a not so local yarn shop? 

| Pattern: High Plains Drifter by Kirsten Hipsky |

The shawl temporarily lives on this gorgeous bag from JennaRose Handmade. Thanks Christine for enabling me. I couldn’t wait to get mine after seeing your bag in your beautiful Instagram feed.