sticks, beads and strings
make wonderful, beautiful things

Too funny!

Discovered when I picked up the sweater for DS#3 that i had already taken the row counter out of it, so DD#1 could use it on the socks she was starting. Finished that sleeve with a safety pin marker and tick marks. Then I had to get the body of my sweater to the point I could use that marker instead.

Which led me to consider who does not have a sweater this year, either finished or in progress, which led me to look at the stash page and do some matching.
DD#5 (blanket yarn or sock yarn or sierra quattro)
DS#2 (furlana or tiger)
DS#1 (rust encore or tiger)
DD#1–she wants periwinkle silky wool
DH–nothing suitable in stash
Me and Me (green cascade or svale or furlana or cotton fine)

BUT! DD#1 and I discussed making an heirloom sweater from the tiger, one that will get passed from kid to kid to grandkid. That’s a thought to bear thinking about.

As an aside, I am finding that the more I see great big needles used to make great big pieces of fugly, the more I prefer tiny yarn and needles. I want to make things that are exquisite, not quick. I mean, I am all for quick sometimes, but really. NO ONE should wear a garment knit on size 50 needles. I’m just sayin’.

I have a lot more to say on that, in fact, but it will hold for another day, I suppose.

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