Since I finished a few of my WIP’s I was excited to spend this past weekend working on some new projects….but that didn’t happen. Instead I spent most of the day on Sunday kitting up swatches…. grrrrr…..
I had decided I was going to make a really pretty hat that I saw on a blog (and I apologize, I don’t remember which one it was) But I had saved the project into my queue. It’s the Hermione Hearts Ron hat by Christy Aylesworth. I printed the pattern, read it over & was checking for yarn ideas. It said that I had 2 yarns in my stash, Yay! (I have made a promise to myself that I would not buy any new yarn until I used up some of the yarn in my stash because my stash is just way to big! It is overflowing!) So I was very happy that I had yarn that I could use for this project. The yarn was Simply Soft by Caron and I have it in 6 different colors! This yarn has been used 29 times for the project which is the 4th most used yarn. I figured that was a good sign. The pattern calls for size 2 & 3 16″ circular needles. I thought I had them, but nope I have the 24″ circulars. A quick call to my LYS and off I go to buy the needles. It was so hard not to browse at all the pretty yarn! But I did it! Oh and I’m very excited about the needles I purchased. They are from Hiya Hiya. I’ve heard such good things about them in some of my podcasts and I’m very excited to use them.