Since we are well into the month of October, I thought I better hurry up and get started on the CraftStylish Make It Pink Challenge. Mind you, I still hadn't had any further thoughts about what I should make.
So I went back to read over the challenge information. I discovered that if you submit a pink prayer shawl for the challenge, then they will make a much more substantial donation for breast cancer research. So I figured - why not? It's not like I had any better plans anyway.
Hmmm... now I need 12.75mm needles and some super bulky yarn...
As you know by now, I'm a bit of a WHATEVER girl! If I don't have what I need, I'll make use of WHATEVER I do have instead.
Which means I will be using 10mm needles and four strands of yarn worked together. Of course the yarn will need to be pink.
So here we have my selections...
Firstly a pink/white 100% wool, recycled from this jumper:
Next a purpley-pink mystery yarn... certainly feels like 100% wool, recycled from this cape:
Then a bright pink novelty ribbon yarn... recycled from this top:
The final yarn feels like an acrylic, although I haven't actually tested it. It came to me from a friend who was 'spring cleaning' and knows I love to salvage unloved yarns.
Check back tomorrow to see how the prayer shawl turns out...