Friday, July 9, 2010

What's Currently on My Needles

Despite me telling myself "no more yarn!", I gave in.

I went to Urban Yarns last week hoping to purchase this adorable Spud and Chloe baby bunting pattern. They were out, and I was put on the waiting list for when they come in.  I called today and they just came in so I will head there after work to pick it up.  I have enough yarn to make two of these (I think).  My "sister-in-law" is expecting baby number two next February or March so one will be for her new one.

Since I was already at Urban Yarns, I decided to spend some time and check out their new store (which is awesome, by the way) and ended up finding a sweet little bolero pattern by Sirdar that would look good on my niece Lucy! It has a great border on it and I'll definitely learn something new when knitting it (always a bonus, sometimes a challenge). I picked up some of my favorite yarn (Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK) in purple (she looks great in purple) and couldn't wait to cast on! I like Sirdar's patterns - I find them easy to follow and they normally have instructions for sizes ranging from baby to 6 or 7 years old.

Here is the back portion. Going to work on the front pieces, the sleeves, and then attempt the border!

I'm leaving on a trip soon and was considering taking this with me but I'm a bit worried about getting the needles confiscated - and, long straight needles aren't the easiest to knit with on a cramped airplane.

Instead, I think I will take the shawl I am starting to knit.  It's on smaller circular needles - easier to knit with in cramped spaces and more likely to cause less alarm on the airlines.  Knitting needles are technically allowed, but I've read stories about grumpy airline employees taking them away.  I'm thinking about taking the yarn and needles to make one of the baby buntings in my checked luggage - not sure how much time I will have to knit on my trip though.

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