Friday, June 10, 2016

The Stash: 1 Me: 0

So it didn't work. I am still buying too much yarn. New strategy: enjoy the stash as if it's new then maybe will feel less compelled to buy new yarn. Maybe?  Days since not buying any new yarn: 5.

This is a skein I bought at Vogue Knitting Live in New York in January of this year. It is the
Greatest of Ease base by Knit Circus, 80% superwash Merino and 20% Nylon. It is so soft and I really love how it looks in the skein, but am a little hesitant to use it because what if I don't like how it looks knit up? There is only one way to find out. I plan to use it in a shawl, but definitely need to find the right pattern. I was thinking lace, but now I am not so sure. It's very generous in yardage at 600 yards.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Stash is Taking Over

And it must be stopped. It's a week after the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, and I am making the decision not to buy any more yarn until next year's festival. I am making this declaration for one reason: I have so much yarn that it is literally taking over.

This isn't even everything. It's hard to show the scope of the amount of yarn that I have. I have updated my stash in ravelry almost totally, I have a few skeins to go, and when I am done with that the next step is to use all of this yarn, and as they say, desperate times calls for desperate measures and I have to put my foot down and not buy anything else until I can make a significant dent here. A year will not make a difference, there will still be a ton, but I've got to start somewhere. I have every type of yarn every color, every weight. So I am starting my blog back up to help keep me honest in this endeavor. 

Monday, February 17, 2014


I have been so obsessed with knitting that I forgot how much I like sewing. My sister had asked me to make aprons for her twin little kids. Sophie and Oliver are 2 1/2 years old and they are adorable. She asked me to make these aprons months ago. And I just couldn't tear myself away from knitting. But today, I'm Presidents' Day, I decided let's do this.

The pattern is called Montessori child's apron by Meg McElwee. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I used stash fabric for both; Oliver's main fabric is Tula Pink's birds and the bees and the rest of the fabric is from the another collection, but I cannot remember the name or the designer. I bought a whole bunch of fabric from the same collection to make quilts and toys for the kids before they were born. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Skywalker finished!

I finished this shawl this morning! I am also trying out my blocking blocks for the first time. The lace weight yarn dries very fast. There are definitely some flaws with this shawl, but the hand dyed Malabrigo yarn helps to hide them!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013