Friday, February 29, 2008

What Else?

Also at Mass Ave Knit Shop:

Rowan Mother & Baby, book 19
Click the link for all the projects. There are patterns for both moms and babies, just like the title says. Here are just a few of my favorites:

Do I buy these books for the patterns? Or do I buy these books for the babies?

Babies: 1
Patterns: 0

(<-- Can I have this one to keep? He followed me home...)

Okay, more yarn. This is Knit One, Crochet Too's Cotonade, on tap for a pair of sheep booties from 50 Baby Bootees To Knit by Zoe Mellor.

Ooh! What kind of tracks are those there in the snow? I think if you get out your Field Guide To Wild Yarnimals of the Midwest, you'll see that those are the tracks of the lesser known Yarnus Noneofyourbusinuss of the genus Secret Projectis. Looks like we just missed him! Those tracks are fresh. So, so fresh.

And two skeins of Cotton Classic. I call this "Knit Knack Stash Enhancement" since I don't have a definite plan for either shade.

We also went to a shop called
Knit Stop. This is clever because the shop owner is related to the guy who owns the Indianapolis 500 Speedway. So, you know... Pit Stop / Knit Stop. Okay, enough.

Here I added to my Blue Sky Cotton collection with a bright green and an organic white. Purty. My plan is to amass a giant collection of colors of this yarn and some day do a big stripy something. (I do love making definitive, specific plans, don't you?) I bought a few colors last spring in Lexington at ReBelle Yarns.

I also bought some size 15 needles at this shop in order to start working on my collar in the previous post.

All in all it was a great weekend spent with my BFF and her mom, enjoying a little time away and a little research and development. I stayed within the yarn budget I gave myself and have definite plans for most of the stuff I bought. Success!


Annabelle said...

The babies are cute, but so are the sweater (so says the first time auntie who's thrilled to death to knit some baby stuff).

I'm drooling over your yarn purchases, mostly because I can't purchase my own at the moment... So I'll drool vicariously through you :)

monica said...

When I buy those baby books, I cover the babies' face and see if I still think the knitted item is cute. Those baby sell many a books.

Wonderful buys there :-)

J. said...

Hey Brooke,

didn't find another way leavin you a message. Three weeks ago, i found your pattern on and would like to thank you for that wonderful work. Last week i finished the cardigan, you might have a look on

yours J.

KelInCal said...

You crack me up! Thanks for a great post and alotta yarn photos - does a workin' girl good on a quiet Friday night. :D

I love that first baby sweater - if anyone can make that sweater, it's you. The elephant is too cool.