Almost there. And: Free Stuff! Seriously. Stuff-ing.
Posted by Amber on October 24, 2008
I just finished the bind off on the Boatneck Bluebell sweater from “Fitted Knits.” Except it isn’t really blue, and clearly isn’t a boatneck. Looking at the ones on Ravelry, it seems the boatneck instructions were HUGE. (Let’s be honest here – my gauge is different, the measurements are different, the only thing the same is the long torso ribbing and the sets of p2rounds/k2rounds/p2rounds offsetting the ribbing. Which is one of the things I love about top down raglans – so easy to modify!) Plus, I was worried about running out of yarn. So I decided to go for the more flattering (and less yardage needing) V-neck. I have about 37 grams left from the original two balls I got at Maryland Sheep & Wool this year, or about 90 yards. I decided that a short sleeve 70% wool sweater was sort of silly. I wrote to Brooks Farm to see if they had more not listed on the website. No answer. :-/ So I gave my swatch and ball band to Rebecca and she was going to scout the booth at Rhinebeck for me.
So she’s checking out the booth at Rhinebeck, and they tell her sorry, but that dye lot sold out at MDS&W. So sad. And so I start scouting Ravely for it. But almost as soon as I post on Ravelry, I get an email from Dena at Brooks Farm – they in fact have TWO, but they’d been packed up for Rhinebeck, so when they were unloading for the booth, she snapped them up and put them in her suitcase, and didn’t tell anyone, so they would be safe for me. Yay! So I was able to buy one more, and it should be here any day. Much love for Brooks Farm!
Now, I’m so moved by the way the stars have aligned for me that I’m giving stuff away. Literal stuff – Poly-fil!
Okay, maybe not 100% the goodness of my heart so much as the desire to downsize STUFF(ing). I used a few handfuls to stuff the Bobbi bear; but I don’t know that I’m going to be making Gracia anymore toys in the near future. The bag was originally 12 ounces, but now my wee kitchen scale is showing 10.3 ounces. Not sure how accurate it is, what with falling over the edges.
Free to the first person who wants it! Come on lurkers, come out and leave a comment!