Saturday, January 27, 2007

Stash organization!

Yesterday I put all my yarn in one place and organized it, even the cotton and old acrylic from the beginner days. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I put a movie in (Notting it) and went to town.

I am donating 17 skeins of yarn to the kid's daycare as they use yarn all the time for crafts. And I am actually throwing away yucky scraps! I found maybe 3 skeins of wool I didnt' love, I bought them as seconds and the colors don't speak to me. I'm not sure what I will do with them.

I organized the yarn by projects I have in mind and put them in bags together with a note naming the project. So now I have a huge rubbermaid tub full of "project yarn" and 2 rubbermaid tubs mostly full of "other" yarn, 3 small totes full of specific yarn (sock, undyed and peace fleece). Now when I started I didn't have the project yarn tote. Somehow my yarn has multiplied without me being aware.

It is great to see exactly what I have. For a long time I bought yarn in 1-2 skein "lots" to use for cloth diapering, but now my olders is potty learned and the youngest is in spoises, but I still have a lot of single skeins. But now I have plans for most of it! Can we say sweater vests? :)

I learned that I have a lot of great yarn and some fun projects ahead of me. I hope I remember this the next time I am tempted at my LYS or my fav online store ( )

Now I am off to my knitting overnight trip! :)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Stash Knitting?

Did I mention something about Stash knitting? I must have been delusional! I need to update my point totals WW. I think I have purchased 6 skeins of yarn this year. In my defense some was one sale, some was to help someone destash and one skein was needed for a sweater vest for my daughter (I checked the stash first).

The kicker is this weekend I am going to Berea, KY with some knitting friends for an overnight visit. I've never been there, but apparently it is very crafty and I will probably HAVE to buy something :)

So much for Stash busting!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

So I can crochet?!

Who knew? Not me. I made a Petal Baby from a pattern from . It was really easy and I love it. I am going to make many more!

In other knit from my stash news, I need to update my totals because I bought yarn (I also gave some away, but alas the points do not even out). I was a member of the Irish Baby Knits (and others) yarn of the month club and I have one skein of a cotton chenille. Well I couldn't do much with it, so when 2 skeins went up for sale I had to have them. Now DD will get a sweater :)

I also finished a sweater vest for DS, but it is soaking in wool wash. I will post pics later after it is blocked, but I must say it is cute.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Knitting Goals for 2007

There are a lot of stash games and UFO games going on right now and while I think they are a good idea I don't know if they are exactly for me. I am definitely participating in the one at WW ( , but the knit from your stash for an entire year (or even 9 months) is just too long.

  1. I want to knit more this year!
  2. I want to buy yarn with projects in mind and FOLLOW THROUGH with those projects.
  3. Knit for fun, not as an obligation (this fresh from a knit gift giving frenzy)
  4. Knit something for my kids. I don't remember the last things I knit for them. They are only going to be small and easy to knit for for a little while! :)
  5. I also want to learn to take better pictures of my knitting, I take lots of pics of FO's but they are terrible (see below)!
Here is a picture of a beautiful mobieus scarf I made for my friend Channon. boy this picture does not do it justice.