FO: bitsy & bobbsy II <–ravelry project page
pattern: my own. pretty basic. i followed the same structure as the last one. cast on 90 in smaller needle, 3×1 ribbing for a bit, switch to larger needle for stockinette, creating random stripes all the while. decrease 9 stitches every other row when you feel like it’s long enough.
needles: US size 6 (4.0mm) for the brim, US size 8 (5.0mm) for the body
yarn: various scraps, leftovers, and partial skeins. the burgundy and cream are rowan kid classic (originally used for rain on bricks and the subsequent toast at the seaside), some malabrigo pearl 36 (originally from sleigh rides and snowball fights, totally love this color), the pale grey is probably lions brand, and who knows what the charcoal and black are?
the thing about random stripes is you can’t just wing it as easily as you would think. i mean, they are random stripes, right? you should just be able to be random! perhaps i’m too fussy. but i referenced the first bits & bobs to see which portions of the stripe sequencing i thought was really successful, and i think the the stripes sequence on this one is better. if i make it again, i think the brim will be one solid color, though. (future eliza, are you paying attention?)
whoo! another scrap-busting project. why are they so dang fun for me? maybe because they are low pressure projects? the original intended project for which i shelled out cash monies is over, the scrap busting porject can succeed or fail without any worries from me. plus there’s something addicting about changing yarn so frequently. like a noro project at it’s best, you’re always excited to get to the next color.
anybody been scrap busing recently?