Maybe after this weekend I can get kickstarted to get them finished up before the end of the month?
I was going to start on a pullover sweater but found that my planned yarn was the wrong weight, so most likely wouldn't have enough if I started with that yarn. I'll still do the sweater, just need to find better yarn for the project. This led me to go through my queue thinning things out in the different categories and reorganizing things. Bonus, but not a lot of knitting done. I wanted to knit something though!
Then I remembered that I still had some handspun yarns in my bag set aside for making the Barn Raising Quilt squares. So that's what I did. I ended up frogging one square and re-doing the square and am much happier with how it came out:
I then used the last of the over-dyed Opulent Fiber to make a block:
Here's the four sets of nine patches:
|Purples, blues and greens|
|Oranges with a few purple tones that I pulled over. I could swap out the bottom center of the upper set with one of the darker purples in this set.|
|Greens with some purples|
|Naturals - creams and browns|
I don't have any small fiber samples to spin up and haven't used any other handspun yarns in projects, so there won't be any new blocks soon.
I've been looking at the Log Cabin Square to use up worsted weight yarn leftovers. This would make partial blanket number four. I'm thinking larger blocks though, nine inch or twelve inch. I've found some afghan square patterns that I could use so it wouldn't be the same pattern for the entire project. I kind of like the idea of having different squares pulled together. So do at least two in each pattern and piece together?
Then while looking at my blocks that I am thinking of doing, I find a Ravelry message. I've won a pattern! How cool. I was the random number picked on Kate's Hello Knitty blog contest. I hadn't gone to look at any of the details of the patterns, but had said out of the ones listed that I liked Thorn. Its not your normal triangle shawl. It's in fingering weight and calls for a heck of a lot of yarn. I do have a couple of lace weight yarns that I had thought to pair in the past. This might be the project for them. I'll have to give it a go and see how the three work out together. May have found my selfish knitting that I can also take to 12th Night.