so i was doing some Spring cleaning and thought it should include my stash. it was a good idea cause it was pretty disorganized and honestly, i couldn't even remember what i had tucked away. so, when i came across a ziploc bag with these items in it, i was instantly brought back to where i began my whole knitting journey...
it was my first time in a LYS and i really didn't know what i was doing AT ALL. i knew i wanted to make something, i knew i wanted Blue Sky Alpacas yarn, and i knew i needed needles. i ended up with 3 hanks of the organic cotton in 'willow' and a Plymouth bamboo circular needle, size 8. they gave me a free ruler, put it all in a cute bag, and sent me on my merry way! i had NO IDEA what i would do with any of it.
enter my great friend, who had been knitting for a few years and was trying to get me 'hooked'. she recommended getting the book 'Baby Knits for Beginners' by Debbie Bliss. so i did. i picked out the boatneck sweater and started knitting some basic stockinette. then, i started doing projects for Blue Sky (all those sweet baby hoodies and a few others) and it got put in a bag for 'later'. well, that was about a year or so ago and i have found it and i finished up the front. i am going to finish this project so i can add a FO to my list. besides, it's such a shame to see that yummy yarn just sitting there with no one to love it!
so my 'in between time' has been filled with this little project. a cute, easy pattern from a Leisure Arts book called 'Color-Splash Dishcloths'. i'm using some basic sugar'n'cream cotton in their Rosewood colorway. it's a nice yarn that is very well suited for this kind of item. i also have the Landscape colorway to coordinate with it. it has green, brown and white. it will be nice to have a little something for myself. i think they will look perfect in my pink and green kitchen!
So i was perusing Etsy (just for fun) and came across a few stitch markers that are too cute! these designers are pretty creative if you ask me. there are about 150+ pages of these little guys and i could only get through about a third of that! each page had so many great creations i would love to buy up but, alas, my budget is not conducive to that...
well, here are a just a few i found that i liked. Enjoy!
from Jeanettejed's shop:
from dragonladydesign's shop:
from sunshine's shop:
from kishcraft's shop:
from yarndemon's shop:
from betterbeaditdesign's shop:
from seejayneknityarns's shop: