OK, so I have a cousin (beloved) who, with his lovely partner, is ahving a baby. Just after Chrsitmas. Need to knit something! (Did Devan for his brother's kid, but I haven't started yet, and rather busy!) I found some lovely DK superwash from Fyberspates at the UK Stitch 'n Bitch day.
I hunted for patterns - thought I might do the Baby Albert from the Knit Stitch, but that's at my Mum's. Then I found the Kipling sweater. (From Yarn Abuse). It's lovely! I've gone up some needle sizes, and have added extra stitches and a little extra length (the extra stitches are 8 under each arm, in moss stitch). The striping is lovely! I'll show you when it's done, but here's a pic (sideways, it seems!) of the yarn.
When I was with Brenda a few weeks ago I bought some Rowan bamboo soft from colourway (think I spoke about it). Colour Gypsum - I'd have called it graphite, though, like the lead in a pencil. I think I'm going to make the Josephine top from IK Summer 07. I'll have to get 2-3 more balls, and they won't be the same Lot, but I reckon I could use the different ball for the bodice and the current ones for the bottom part and the sleeves - we'll see!
I've also got the Woodland BFL from Natalie at the Yarn Yard - see how she's spun it (Scroll down)! Mine will be much more basic, but I think I'll enjoy the colours lots as they run through my hands. We'll see how I do!. Very soft and intense, anyway, which is what I was after.