Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I played yarn chicken and I won.

Have you heard the phrase "Playing Yarn Chicken"?
It's that lovely moment that happens in knitting when your pretty ball of yarn is getting oh so small and your project still seems like there is lots to knit. And do you have more yarn ready for the rest of the project? Nope. You don't. Because you didn't buy enough. And can you just hop online or go to your local yarn shop and buy more? Well, yes. Yes you can...usually. OR you can play yarn chicken and make a few adjustments and then WIN the game.

My newest sweater is complete and off the needles. And I love it.
I called this sweater my Bus Stop Cardigan because most of the knitting was done at the kids bus stop. It's also the exact same color as the interior of my car so it seemed to fit the name.
It's a DROPS pattern. UGH Drops. I have a love hate relationship with DROPS. The patterns are free, so that's nice. However, they are written all wonky for US knitters and are all over the place. So I tend to pull out the info I need and retype my own version on the pattern.

Ravelry Link: Bus Stop Cardigan

The buttons are turquoise colored and ceramic. From the etsy shop, ImpressionsStoneware

I also finished up a little baby girl sweater in alpaca yarn. This was a custom order.
It's knitted with Cascade Pure Alpaca yarn that we carry in the farm store. It's a pretty teal color.
 I still have to weave in the ends and sew on buttons.

I went button browsing in my little red sewing box. I bought this while I was in college at Kutztown University at a local farmer's sale. Renningers I think was the name of it. That place was awesome and now that I'm thinking of it, I think I need to make a trip out there. I forgot how great that was!
Need to research that asap and see if it still exists. 

And my last knit this week is a pretty white seed stitch cowl. Knitted with my mom's handspun yarn from Lily the alpaca's fleece. This will be a gift.

Joining in with Ginny for the weekly yarn along.

LOCALS....Mark your calendar for our Big Event!
It's next weekend at our farm. National Alpaca Farm Days!!!!!


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  2. I absolutely love your Bus Stop Cardigan. I think it looks great! Even better than the original pattern - beautiful!
    Glad you won your chicken game :)

  3. are really amazing there Missy!!!!! oxox

  4. Both sweaters are gorgeous!!! I love that you won at yarn chicken. I am usually the loser in that game!

    1. I usually lose too. Glad I won this one!

  5. You really did play yarn chicken! I love how it turned out!

  6. Love that sweater - agrees about Drops patterns - I use them as a sort of guidelines.

    1. and hate right?! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I always appreciate readers comments.