I was working with a very limited color palette. For you in urban areas, it probably is hard to understand, but from the time I started this project until now, I wasn't able to get back to my LYS for additional colors. When either Ian or I have an appointment in the town, we start a list by the phone of errands that need to be run. Add to that the two-hour drive time.
These gems are surpris-
ingly seductive. Make this one - ooh, now try this. I added the garlic and another carrot yesterday. Today I finished the garlic, made the pathetic potato out of my head because I couldn't find a pattern and made another ear of corn - needed more yellow in the palette. My yarns should all be worsted weight but aren't. I'm going to add more colors so I can knit some of the animals from Amigurumi Knits . The patterns and instruction are well written and while you have to spend some time on a couple new stitches, the pictures and narrative are more than adequate. I am a better knitter for having made that eggplant - serious.
I'm so glad I gave up on the original bag. I think this one is so much better for a two-year old. She's got all her veggies right here in her market bag. If I come across cute patterns, I can always add to the collection later. I'm telling you, it's hard to stop. It's a good thing I have a deadline or I'd probably still be knitting on these.
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