I have been trying hard to work on my stash, which is substantial. I know I sound like a broken record, but I have been trying. Then yesterday I went by my LYS because I had a few moments to kill before needing to go to a university function (yes, on a Saturday.) There they had the cutest little children's book called Freddie's Blanket that is about a baby platypus and a blanket and it contains knitting patterns--and I stood there wondering if I needed to have a Platypus, or a blanket. Or both.
There aren't any babies in the pipeline as far as my friends go at the moment, but I'm at that age where they seem to be coming with a certain amount of regularity, so kid's stuff is always a good bet. I could knit the blanket it and put it aside and I guarantee that within a year I will have someone to give it too. Anyway something about the blanket called to me with its siren song... I just had to make it.
I had a moment of "No, really, I don't need any more yarn." but I looked at the blanket and something happened that had not happened in a long time. I.Needed.To.Knit.It.Now. Really I did needed to knit that blanket.
In a flash my credit card was out and a few minutes later I was walking out with 4 balls of Brown sheep Serendipity Tweed, and the book.
I cast on last night and as of today I have this:
Slip stitch colorwork may be my new love. This is amazing progress given that I started last night. I am already scheming- I may need to make one like this for myself (so lap, not baby blanket sized.)
Of all things to get me knitting again-- a baby blanket-- I have been in a knitting torpor the last few months (really the last year- I finish stuff here and there) but all of a sudden I feel excited about knitting again. Also the yarn, Brown Sheep Serendipity Tweed-- it is super soft and I kinda love it. Might need to make a garment out of it (it is a mix of wool and cotton.)
a Tweedy Baby Blanket-- who knew? (Now I think I need to knit the Platypus- with overalls of course, because he comes with a pattern for overalls.)