There's another easy-peasy newborn hat for the baby, now with stripes! The free pattern I shared is here and you can queue it up in ravelry here. The stripey yarn is yarntini in cheertini. I love stripey yarn - it's my one major weakness!
It all started when I saw these beautiful pillowcases here. I immediately started scheming how to figure out how they were made, so I could make a few of these beauties for myself. Luckily, I found a really fun crochet/sew-along to make them. You can find the whole great tutorial here. I made a big stack of pillowcases, some with edging and some without and have a whole pile more in progress. It's a great stashbuster, it uses up a lot of fabric. The folksy set I made for the master bedroom.
If you tweak the tutorial and shorten the pillowcase measurements by approx 2 inches you can a set of pillowcases out of a yard of fabric of the main and contrasting colors. Much closer to the way I stash than the 1 1/8 required by the tutorial. Plus, the pillowcases were a little large for my pillows, so shortening just made everything fit better.
And, last but certainly not least I spun up some more yarn. This is 100% superfine CASHMERE top and it's oh so yummy and luscious. I spun 2 ounces which got me about 125 yards. I'm currently knitting this super cute free pattern for wristlets out of it. So yummy!