Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Really, I Can Explain.....

It all started innocently enough.  My youngest niece received an 18-inch "American Girl" type of doll for Christmas (the ones that aren't $100), and my sister would like for her learn to knit, and asked if I could make matching hats & scarves for my niece and her doll as an incentive.  Which is fine, because I used to love to make doll clothes & am ALL for recruiting new knitters.  The problem is, I didn't have the right shade of pink in sportweight or DK yarn, so I decided I could have one more yarn purchase before the next year starts.  All good so far.  Then I remembered that I actually haven't knit anything for my next-to-youngest niece, and she's been quite thrilled with the socks I made for her mother, so I thought I would knit a hat and scarf for her as well....or maybe even an afghan because I'm getting just a little cocky about my ability to finish projects quickly, and....
"just in case" I got enough (I think) for the afghan, since the youngest one did get a small afghan 2 years ago.  A bit more than expected, but still good.

Andy and I had also been discussing how very nice this scarf is turning out,
and we thought it would make a nice gift for a couple other people, which led to...
enough yarn for 3 more scarves....which is still sort of okay because the scarf is going quite quickly and all 3 could theoretically be finished in one month.  However, there was a bit of an incident with some worsted cotton that was on sale,
though I had just been thinking that I needed to make more dishcloths for us to keep instead of giving away, as most of ours are falling apart and there just isn't anything that scrubs quite as well as homemade cotton dishcloths, so that's theoretically okay, but perhaps this
 was a bit of overkill, though it WAS half price and $4.99 for 603 yards is hard to argue with.....

I'll be surrendering my credit card to Andy for safekeeping until January 1, as I obviously can't be trusted lately......