1. I know the feeling – I spent far far too long on ravelry trying to find a pattern to suit some yarn I bought. Of course I was completely in denial about knowing it wasn’t enough to actually make a full sweater with 🙁 It’s still in stash….I’m thinking the project will find me eventually!

    Oh and definitely give the sweater knitting a go – you could always start with a smaller sweater – child or even baby sized (gift for your friend?) and use sock yarn for it!
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    • Darcel

      I’ve bookmarked several sweaters for the kids and this was years ago! I’ll definitely try something super simple and with affordable soft yarn.
      I’ve been whining about wanting to knit sweaters for years. I agree that starting small is the way to go.

  2. I love sock yarn but it does take a while to knit up something other than socks. You could do a nice sweater or even a hat, which won’t take long at all (at least the hat won’t). I bet Kiah would love arm knitting. She’s at a great age to learn!
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    • Darcel

      I may have to buy some yarn and use the sock yarn on projects for myself.
      Maybe I’ll visit the newish local yarn shop this time.

      I think arm knitting would be perfect for her…she’s not too fond of finger knitting and has no patience for needles.

  3. love that colour! well, baby socks are cute… sock yarn is thin… so if you want something quick a thicker yarn can work better; keep it simple is my motto! 🙂 lion brand and other places have great mixes of acrylic and wool etc that are easy to wash, something I think new Moms need! :)))
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  4. Angela

    Love the color of your cowl! Yay for outdoor knitting in the sunshine!

    I just finished a Menehune Shawl and a Luuk hat. I just cast one an Oats cowl.

    Happy Knitting!

  5. I have had that cowl in my favorites for awhile now but never quite get around to it! It’s beautiful!

    I think a baby sweater would be a great way to go!

  6. Definitely get that girl some yarn! While sitting in on my kids’ math class a week ago or so, I had the opportunity to visit with a young lady who helps the teacher, anyway, she was arm knitting these huge, chunky cowls that were so, so cute! I think they’d be a terrific way to teach knitting without the bother with tiny stitches and needles. 🙂

    Baby socks with that stash for the baby is my vote! So many free patterns on Ravelry, and you can use dpns rather than do magic loop!
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