So, I have an enviable problem, depending on your point of view.
About 8 years ago my grandmother got sick and died very quickly (~6 months). Granny was an avid knitter and had a large number of projects on the go which never got competed. As the only knitter in the family I inherited the yarn. A LOT of yarn.
8 of those huge rubbermaid containers full of yarn.
There are a variety of things in there, and I’m looking for some ideas.
So, here’s what I’ve go so far: I have a ton of assorted acrylics in different colours - I’m thinking of sorting them and making an afgan out of some (which is what I suspect Granny had purchased some of it for), some I used to make sparrow mobiles (this takes very little), and some I was going to knit squares for the homeless. (You knit an 8 inch square or 12 and drop them off at Michael’s stores where they are assembled into blankets to be given to homeless people).
I also saw a blurb to make hats for premature babies in 3rd world countries - I might look into that as well (if someone has a link to a pattern/info that would be great). Sadly, all of this is rather boring to knit (except for the birds) and I have a lot of projects that are much more fun in the works - a few sweaters for myself - a sweater for one of my girlfriends, one for my mom, a play suit for my son. This means it’s going to be quite a while before I get to a lot of this stuff.
The other issue is I have a crap load of White Buffalo yarn. Any knitter from Canada will know what this is and what it’s for - it’s now discontinued so I’ll have to find patterns that will work with what I’ve got. Honestly, that type of knitting isn’t really my thing - you need to twist the wool as you knit and the patterns tend to be fair isle which I find a bit of a pain; however, if I can find a cute pattern for a sweater for my son I’ll do it. I actually have a sweater that my grandmother knit for me with this type of yarn that is NOT fair isle - it’s just colour blocks and quite nice. Mom thinks she may have a bunch of patterns that utilize the White Buffalo in her garage - hopefully there will be some good ones there.
Currently on the go is a nursing shawl which I’m making out of bamboo - it’s coming along nicely but I’m finding I have less time to knit than I thought I would (dumb first time mom!!). I have the yarn for a sweater for my friend, but it’s a cover for a summer dress so I’ve got a bit of time on that. I’ve got the yarn for a cute 18 month playsuit for Junior so I’ve got a bit of time on that as well. Finally, I happen to know that I’m getting yarn for a super cute cabled cardigan for my birthday in a couple of weeks (the yarn colour is called tomato!!)
<sigh> So much to knit. So little time.
What are all you doper yarn crafters working on?