Last weekend I broke out my yarn swift for the first time and wound a ball of wool for a secret project. So clearly I can't say much about the knitting, but I can show off the luxurious yarn.
It's worsted weight wool I had in my stash from Brambleberry Yarns and it's been dyed with goldenrod. The color is called Sunshine and it's an intoxicating shade of yellow that seems to change in the light in ways I've never seen yarn colors change before. Sometimes it's really warm and buttery, and other times it's cool and lemony, and other times it's shades in between. Each one is lovely, and the yarn is knitting up so beautifully that I can't wait to see this garment on the recipient. You'll get a more complete view of the finished object someday.
Tonight I hope to cast on a butternut squash for Nathan's kitchen set. The apple and pear I knitted him recently are so sweet, and he actually plays with them -- a first for a knitted object. Even if he didn't play with them, I like looking at them in his kitchen set from across the room so much that I'd still enjoy them immensely. I can't wait to get started! All three free patterns are from Linda at Natural Suburbia.
I don't think I ever shared my pear finished object report. The pattern is fun to work, easy to execute and knits up fast -- it was a real joy to knit and I highly recommend it! The apple was fun, too, but for some reason the pear was slightly more fun. Maybe it's because of its fun, really cute shape. (You can see the apple in my 2012 Stash-busting Challenge graphic at the bottom of this post.) All are great stash-busters.