I only have about 10 balls of wool in my entire stash now due to considered purchases of late and genuine sustained willpower but I did have a zippy bag of DK bits and pieces under the sofa which looked immediately like a baby boy blanket to me. It seemed like perfect experimental fodder.
Such pleasing happy colours for a boy don't you think? So I have made 30 circles and the learning continues. I will let you know how I get on of course.
Other yarny news is not so jolly. Sadly I shrank Heidi's sublime cardigan in the wash, 100% Merino, about £45.00 worth. Totally my fault but saddening nonetheless, you are welcome to weep with me. I knit the sleeves extra long too so that it would last her ages and she loved the feel of the yarn. Annnywayyy, I bought a £10 ball of WI yarn a while back ready for school cardigans so that has had to come to the top of the knitting list to make her a new one for September.
Other knitting disasters include this. I have knit the long sleeved version in King Cole comfort aran in a week, so soft and squishy with no washing disasters on the horizon however, I have tried to knit that yoke nine times!! nine times is my limit(you may recall I started the Miette cardigan nine times) so it has gone to the knitting fairy for a while - that is my mother to you folks. She is the most accurate, awesome knitter ever.
So you see, I have been finding sewing a breeze lately....