I thought I would love this jacquard yarn with it’s bright colors, but I see now why it’s in Bernat’s “Jr.” collection instead of the one for babies. It’s just too bright. I do enjoy the colors, though, and will save it for some future project.
After looking at the following photos, I see that the seams on the solid colored caps are really noticeable. Note to self: Use circular needles when knitting solid color caps.
I dug out my bunny buttons. This one is my favorite (and of course, it’s the most expensive button I buy! I try to use a discount coupon when I buy these at JoAnn.)
I bought these on eBay. There are a lot of discontinued yarns that can’t be found in stores anymore. I also bid on them because there’s an ivory skein which will match some lace embellishments that my friend, Nancy, gave me.
One woman’s stash is another woman’s treasure!
This one is called “I’m a Big Boy.” I cast on in the middle of a swatch of green, and I’m afraid when I turn the band up, all the pretty blue will be hidden. Next time I’ll cast on in a swatch of blue and see what happens.
Yes, I used circular needles, even though I’m not knitting in the round. I find the shorter length circulars are ideal for travel. If you drop a needle, it stays attached to the other one. Sometimes, I ball up my yarn and pop it, along with a set of circular needles and those tiny folding scissors, in a zip top sandwich bag. Then I pop it in my purse and I’m set to go. Whenever I’m stuck in a waiting room or other slow place, I can be productive and pass the time.
I do knit my baby caps in the round from time to time, but I’m not crazy about finishing with double pointed needles, especially when I’m travelling.