As anyone popping by midweek saw, Babette is all done bar the border(hurrah!) Small Girl immediately requisitioned it to go onto her bed, and the blanket is now softening nicely from being alternately slept under and bounced on. I still can’t quite believe it’s as good as done, but am very happy with it! We’re planning a trip to see Granny and Grandpa soon, so I should get a good crack at the border then. I’m going to follow Marie’s excellent suggestion made in the comments to do a “scrappy” border, to use up all the leftovers.
In other news, my million stripe loop is working up very well. I’m going to swap out the orange for another colour, so there will be a delay before this gets finished, but I just couldn’t quite see the orange working with my skin tone. The yarn is Artesano Alpaca dk, and it knits up beautifully. This is the first time I’ve knitted stripes, and I love the magic of the stitches changing colour as I knit them from the left to the right.
So I’m left with the problem of what to do next. I bought the wrong weight of yarn for the hot water bottle cover, so need to find something else and may well resort to using the yarn recommended in the pattern. I don’t want to make the yarn commitment to a big project right now, so the cardigan and blanket are out. I’m deleting the Big Sister dress from my list, as the measurements are completely wrong for Small Girl, and the gauge struggles have left me quite demotivated. Which leaves either doing another Felicity in sock weight yarn, or biting the bullet and actually trying some socks. I have yarn and needles, and two patterns, and hopefully some time coming up too.