I finished my Ashton the other day, and I'm really happy with how it turned out! I was a little nervous about my yarn amounts because I used a bigger needle size, but I ended up having around 30 yards left over. Overall, this was a super fun and quick little knit - and now my shawlette-blocking pile is up to three! I'm thinking about buying some Inspinknity flexible blocking wires so I can block the circular shawls more easily.
Today's another busy day - I'm going out to lunch with my friend Palomino and then heading out to knitting on the Eastside - but first, I'm picking up two skeins of Cascade Alpaca Lace from a local fabric store! I got the new Knit Wear magazine yesterday, and fell in love with two different tops out of it. I already had two skeins of Alpaca Lace in a soft lavender color, and one of the tops I love, called the Froth Mobius, calls for 4 skeins of that yarn. I called the fabric shop where I bought the yarn originally and they happened to have two more skeins of the same dyelot! Hurrah!
I do solemnly swear that this purchase is for stashbusting, even if I am doubling the amount of yarn I have. We'll just overlook that little detail.