Speaking of using yarn from my stash, I am in the middle of another project using two skeins of Knit Picks Palette yarn in cream from my stash. I had purchased the KnitSimple Fall 2007 a few weeks ago because I loved the baby sets in it. One of my girlfriends is expecting her first baby very soon and I wanted to knit her something special. While I was entering my stash on Ravelry this weekend, I decided to see what projects people were making with the Palette yarn. Low and behold, there is someone using the very same yarn I had in my stash to make the 3 piece layette set from this mag. I never would have thought to use this yarn for this project. Maybe because my mind has been whirling around in space for the past week or so? So I decided that I am going to make the ribbed hat and baby booties. I don't have enough yarn to make the ribbed pullover.
Last night I finished the first Country Garden Monkey sock. It looks awesome and fits perfectly! One thing that I enjoyed about knitting this sock is that I learned a different way of doing the heel flap/gussett. I found it to be very easy considering the last time I did a cuff down sock a few years ago I dreaded doing the heel flap. Anyway, I am planning on casting on for my second sock sometime today. I don't want too much time passing between these two socks. I have so much knitting to do over the next few months. I don't want the mate to get lost in all my Christmas knitting!