I don't usually write WIP posts, but I haven't finished anything lately due to decorating commitments. This is what I am working on at the moment. A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to receive lots of wool from a Freecycler. I have used most of it. But there was a bag of wool that left me stumped. It contained lots of 25g balls of Doubleknit Wearwell by Hermit Wools in West Yorkshire. This is a new brand to me. It is 85% wool and 15% nylon. I think it is really old as the labels don't show a barcode, though the measurement is in grams rather than ounces.
Then I had one of my very rare brainwaves. I decided the wool and nylon mix would make a very warm and strong jumper for a child. I found a pattern that I had torn out of a Yours magazine some time ago. It is called Little Boy Blue and might still be available on their website, though I have just had a quick look and couldn't find it. I have already knitted the back of the jumper and can recommend it as a lovely, quick and easy pattern.
This pattern comes in sizes ranging from newborn to 7 years old. I am knitting the biggest size and it will go off to Operation Orphan eventually. The wool just happens to be a cherry shade I think that is fairly gender neutral, so it should have a lot of use. The downside of 25g balls is that there will be lots of ends to sew in. But that is a small problem in the great scheme of things.
I think there will be enough wool left over for a couple of hats. So I am going to plough on until I have used it all up.