I wanted to thank everyone who shared their favourite lullabies and songs in the comments; I hope everyone who read them enjoyed them as much as I did. It seems to be one of those things that is so individual and personal and memory laden. I hope that I'm giving my kids some deeply connected memories with the songs we sing and the traditions we start while they're still young. Those are precious things.
There has been some dribs and drabs of stash enhancement going on over the last weeks and months; I'm not brave enough to document it a la Rosered, but almost all of it has a plan (some people seem to think this is important!), once the current deadline WIPs are done. I thought tonight I might lay some of those plans out - perhaps it will shame me into actually doing some of them. But then again, perhaps not.
Sorry, no pics (cant be arsed, frankly! And most of it isn't photographed - it doesn't count as stash that way!), and all the patterns links are from Rav. And no particular order, either.
1. There was some Bendy purchased a few weeks back - mostly for a gift jumper (in progress), but one has to make up the free postage threshold!
- Waving Grass in Rustic 12 ply in Spiced Plum for the Princess for next winter;
- Little sister's dress in heather cotton for this summer;
- Avita in maritime blue cotton - but I'll modify the straps because I don't like the ties.
There was Bell's little Berry adventure that yielded some Cascade 220:
- 2 skeins of a gorgeous red (9404) that will become a Toddler Tunic;
- 2 skeins of teal (9455) that may just want to be a February baby sweater for next year.
Bells also arranged a small Knitpicks shipment:
- Wool of the Andes in two shades of purple for a Green Zebra
- Mainline cotton in red for a baby swing jacket
- 200g of Watermelon will become an Oriental Lily;
- I'm as yet undecided what 200g of Blueberry will be though.
There have been plenty of Spotties purchases as they cleared out their winter stock:
- some Mode Vera Torte will become a Boogie Vest for me;
- a few balls of Lion Brand cotton that will make many things including a Confection Baby Shrug, a Daisy and perhaps some longies
- Im not owning up to the rest just yet.
- Garnstudio Paris cotton for a 100-2 Jacket with Rib
- Garnstudio Alpaca that is just so nice to smoosh it doesn't need a plan
- Balmoral Tweed (green) that is now partly a U-Neck Back-to-school Vest;
- Patons Smoothie for a Wicked;
- more Balmoral Tweed (grey) for another vest, or maybe a Tree Jacket.
I would like it noted I have passed on numerous enhancement opportunities in the recent past, despite the temptation. I am strong, I tell you.
And I haven't listed anything I want to do for the Summer of Lace.
I expect that should keep me off the streets for a while.One last thing - I wanted to mention a new-ish blogger on the block who is an old friend from my Blue Mountains days. Liz runs the Button Bower (if you like vintage buttons you must go there)and also crafts beautiful jewelry and objects from buttons and other vintage thingies. And she's a scientist by day! Drop by and say hi; she's having a giveaway for Blogtoberfest too!
Now, if I dont get back to the couch and my knitting, this list will remain just that.