Stephanie Dosen, Tiny Owl Knits, published a wonderful pattern that I had to have right then- The Beekeeper's Quilt. A knitted quilt pattern that is made up of 3-D hexagons or hexipuffs. It fits prefect in my stash busting mood.
My gauge freak out began when I started my first puff. I was knitting away when I realized it was HUGE and not really a hexagon. Plus, the amount of yarn this thing was eating up was ridiculous. I fretted over gauge thinking my yarn was all wrong even though it was sock yarn. I went to my LYS and talked with some people about gauge. Finally, I pm'd Winterfi, who is head running a KAL on Ravelry, to see what gauge is on her puffs. I was only 2 stitches off. Then it hit her, I was doubling the size of my puff. I was knitting to 40 stitches each needle (I am magic looping) rather than 40 total.
I felt like a true blonde. I was fretting over nothing...I just read the pattern wrong!!!
Now the hexipuffs are well on there way and I am having no trouble at all. In fact, I am super happy about using up bits of yarn.
I joined the KAL and my goal is like 400 hexipuffs.
Another TOK project is the Snake sweater. It is another stash bust project. I bought tons of Jeanee worsted weight yarn on clearance for the Op Art Blanket. Well, I lost momentum. I tried to find yarn for this project just recently and decided to put it on hold. Then I pulled out the blanket and thought this is perfect!
It is going along really well. I tried it on last night, it fits perfectly.
R's birthday cardigan is going well too. I have more than plenty of yarn, in fact, I think there will be leftovers. I was hoping to use all of it up. I bought cute mother of pearl flower buttons for it on Saturday.
The three projects listed above are going on a trip with me starting tomorrow afternoon. So, hopefully I will make good progress!