It was particularly nice to snap up a couple of "last ball" bargains (Jo Sharp et al) at $3 a pop. Ok, so it was THIRTEEN balls at $3 a pop ....and ...ahem...4 balls at $16 each. Oh, and some new needles (since I'd only packed crochet and wanted to get knitting IMMEDIATELY).
It only then occurred to me that I'm more in love with kitting than with crochet. I'd packed enough yarn and hooks to see me through the several crochet projects I had planned, but I saw great yarn and wanted to knit it. So I did.
This one is absolutely living up to its name. Baby cashmere, silk, merino... mmmmm. Sublime. As my ex-silk-lingerie-designer friend Sarah said, as she dug it out from the overflowing yarny shopping bag, "I want UNDERWEAR made from that!"
There were two knitty finishes the week before I left for Sydney, and they are currently winging their way to the USA for two special little girls. They were all wrapped and ready to post when I remembered - just as I was walking out the door to drive interstate - that I hadn't photographed them. They had to wait until I got home and took some blog shots.In-Threes Cardi and a Toddler Jumper (dress), made in Bamboozle varigated yarn. I just adore the way that bamboo yarn looks and feels.
Of course, I haven't abandoned the hook altogether. Crochet is still mighty handy when a few strategically-placed flowers are needed on the knitting.