Okay, I’m not made of stone. I just had to go to Herrschners this morning to pick up needles for a new project: Alison Hansel’s Charmed Knits KAL. Knowing from the Lego-scarf swatching disaster (not to mention my mother’s enormous hat for her non-enormous head) that I am a loose knitter and should work one needle smaller, I (darnit) had to buy three new sets of needles to do the cap.
And yes, I’m working from stash on this hat, since I already have Gryffindor colors on hand, leftover from The Scarf That Started It All. I can’t say the same for the next hat. One of the other Harry Potter KAL sites sorted me into Hufflepuff, so I decided to go with that for my KAL work. But I won’t buy yarn for that hat until I’m done with this one. (That way I can justify it as part of a current project. Ha!)
Here’s the project yarn for the cap:
And, while I was there….I scoped out the clearance bins. Organized (but didn’t buy) several balls of Lana Grossa, found an orphan Debbie Bliss Denim Aran skein in purple (which I am now kicking myself I didn’t buy), and spotted yet another skein of Red Heart blue camo acrylic (which I didn’t buy because I don’t know the lot number of the matching ones I already have). Sigh. I didn’t find any keepers.
Determined to find sock yarn, I bought this instead:
Patons Kroy sock yarn. They had a denim self-patterning jacquard colorway, but only one skein. 😦
The only downside here is that no pattern is supplied for actually making the sock. None on the ball band, none at the store, and none on the web site. No indication if you go toe-up or cuff-down. If you know where the pattern or guidelines are for this sock, please tell me and I’ll send you a dozen chocolate chip cookies!