So did I work on any of my current projects yesterday? I did finish a sock last night. LOL!
What I did do yesterday was make myself a circular knitting needle holder (which I have wanted forever but was too cheap to buy). No more kinky cables on my circs! My sewing frenzy was inspired by finding this pattern on the web for making a holder out of old blue jeans. However, mine was made with a scrap of home dec fabric, a length of bulky yarn, and an aluminum afghan hook. The sewing didn't take long. What did take awhile was gathering up all my circular knitting needles, checking the sizes with a needle gauge, giving the cables a hot water bath to straighten them out, making an inventory list of what I have, and sorting out which ones to keep. Even after filling the new holder, I have 27 circulars that need to find a new home. Yikes, how did I get so many! LOL! And I'm not telling how many are in the holder or even hinting that there are a few sizes I still don't have. (Don't even suggest I buy one of those Knit Picks Interchangeable sets. I had a similar Boye set for many years. No matter how tightly I screwed them together, they always fell apart at the most inconvenient times. :-( And I really dislike nickel needles. My favorites for lace knitting are the old Susan Bates Quicksilver gray nylon needles and Clover bamboo for anything else.)
In my search for circular needles, I unearthed an intriguing leaf lace stitch pattern. Of course, that had to be knitted into a swatch as a possible scarf pattern for the blueberry handspun. It looks fabulous if I do say so myself. Click on the picture for a closeup.
Today, I was off to Michael's with a 40% off coupon in my hot little hand in search of some Paton's Classic Merino yarn. Yes, I caved and bought 3 skeins of yarn to make the felted knitting basket. No, I did not have any worsted weight wool in my stash to make this project. I'll wager this one will be on the needles by nightfall.