When summer arrives, I tend to feel more inclined to use up my 4 ply yarn. It is a dwindling supply mainly made up of odd balls. It barely fills a carrier bag. But, as it goes a long way, it takes me a long time to even make a dent in it. I'm very aware that most of the things I knit or crochet are the opposite of delicate. The word "clunky" comes to mind. So, I occasionally relish the opportunity to make something more refined.
I decided to knit an angel pocket and found what I thought was the perfect size ball of pale blue yarn. Anyone who has knitted one of these angel pockets will know that you first knit a diamond shape. Then you pick up the stitches along two sides and knit a triangle shape to form the pocket. When I finished the pale blue diamond, I knew that I would not have enough yarn to knit the triangle. I have other blue yarn but the shades didn't look good together.
As I couldn't match the blue, I decided to use white instead. But I used up all my 4 ply white yarn last year. So, I had to go out and buy a ball. I can't remember the last time I bought yarn, but it definitely wasn't in the past twelve months. I like the way the white looks with the blue though, so it was all a happy accident.
The pattern I used was this one from Ray of Hope. I knitted the third size which, according to the pattern, should have used 40g of yarn. I don't know why but I actually used 60g. I have made a note on my pattern as I will knit this again. When I have enough for a small parcel it will go off to one of the Preemie charities.
Meanwhile, my 4 ply collection has grown by an almost complete 100g ball of white yarn. Hey ho.