Saturday, April 12, 2008

New adventures in stash busting

I saw a heartwarming movie called Lars and the Real Girl a couple of days ago. It was hilarious and tender and unsentimental. Double thumbs up. Lars wears as a scarf a knitted baby blanket that his mother made him. It got me to thinking that I really would like to make something for The Wriggler that is likely to transcend babyhood and continue to be useful and evocative.

I've been eyeing off Babette's Blanket from Interweave Crochet for a while. At first I didnt know if I was struck by the beauty of the girl or the blanket. But the colours of the blanket have stayed with me, and a quick tour round the Flickr group and ravelry convinced me that this was something that would be an excellent stash buster as well as beautiful.

So I ransacked the stash. It started out looking like this:

And unpacked, ended up looking like this. Its a combination of Sundara sock yarn, Socks that Rock medium weight sock yarn, The Knittery sock yarn, and some others that I had. Oh, ok, so a little supplementation went on courtesy Champion Textiles. But only a little.

Will keep you posted!


Bells said...

Oh! I keep hearing about this blanket and I think it's so lovely. Start soon! I want to see how it looks.

Rose Red said...

Great colours - yum! Can't wait to see how it looks (and I agree, the little girl is gorgeous!!)

Madge said...

I've been eyeing Babette, too! Since the pattern came out, actually, but I haven't acted upon it yet...well, except to be hoarding Koigu in various shades. Some day Babette will be mine, though....

In the meantime, it'll be fun to watch yours take shape!

Patrick Roberts said...

just saw Lars and the Real Girl, the over all look and feel reminded me a lot of Mozart and the Whale (Josh Hartnett plays a similar character as Ryan Gosling)