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

Monday, January 21, 2013

What sewing?

I have completely abandoned my sewing. I am too obsessed with knitting to even pick up the pieces of the quilt that I laid out on the study floor like a month ago. I took two days of classes at Vogue Knitting Live this weekend at the Times Square Marriott Hotel. I've done nothing today except knit this tiny piece of lace shawl that I've been working on what time completely absorbed with.

This is my haul from the knitting show this weekend.