Thank you for sharing with me your granny squares thoughts and ideas. Good to know that I'm not the only one out there that feels for this classic crochet building block. Deep down, I still long for a granny squares afghan. Maybe I could jazz it up, make the afghan a bit more contemporary by mixing in some solid coloured squares randomly to form a mosaic-y look? Also, single-coloured squares have fewer ENDS. With the balls of black yarn stashed for the borders, I'll see how many solid squares could be had out of 1 ball of yarn.
Meanwhile, some Project Spectrum v 2.0 whites.
Shedir is completed and sent to Rebekah for YFC '07 together with the lace yarn contribution. This Shedir is knitted out of 1 ball of Rowan Calmer in Bleached on 3.25mm needles. It seemed that I was running out of yarn so I reduced one bottom cable repeat but now I have some yarn left which might just be enough for that. Anyway, it still fits an average ladies head just right.
I'm happy to say that this YFC exercise has indeed helped me to focus and find the right yarn from stash to work on projects. No yarn has been bought so far but I foresee that I would need to use a free ticket as I haven't got the right yarn to work on a project requested by a friend.
Other than that said request, how else have I been able to focus? Case in point, husband saw a stripey scarf in stocking stitch from one of his magazines and asked me to make him a similar one. As he seldom asks, I'll definitely oblige. No yarn in stash for the colours he's looking for and I thought, use a ticket to buy yarn. Then I went to the stash spreadsheet again and looked hard. There is a big cake of off-white silk that Maryann gave me which could be dyed into the desired colours that self-stripes. Here's a swatch on 3mm needles with a turned-in hem and triple slipped stitch edges. The slipped stitches seem to be pulling the edges badly and most likely would be dropped and replaced by plain ribbing.
And speaking of swatches, I'm a big fan of Nona Swatches, a swatch a day, wow.
Here's another bus project since the Moderne Baby Blanket is getting too bulky to lug around. I've started to knit the Hoodie Vest that I promise my little CY. Big needles, fat yarn. I'm actually almost done with the back now and could have it done by this weekend had I not forget to bring more yarn on the bus this morning.