Knitwhitties: A Little Knitting Nothing

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. - Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Let's Talk About Stash...

Heh heh, I said stash. Will I ever grow up enough that I don't do that every time I say stash? Probably not. Okay, I have a warped sense of humor.

It started, not so much as thinking about the rather large stash that I have, but about the projects I'd like to do. And I came to the realization that I have a LOT of projects I want to make. Which means, naturally, that I have a LOT of yarn to make those projects.

Remember the Malabrigo? Yeah, I've got the Malabrigo. In two colors. And probably not enough of either color to make anything substantial, like a sweater. But more than enough for a scarf or two. Sadly, I'm kind of over scarves. For now.

And the Manos del Uruguay? I have to finish the edging on the cape. And I have enough of the green for the Irish Hiking Scarf. Or two.

And Schaefer Esperanza, yep I've got a few skeins of that. That's a nice yarn.

Oh, and remember the Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande? I do have enough of that for a sweater, and Kate A. had recommended the Banff . And of course there's always S&B's Big Sack.

And there was the Trendsetter's Scoubidu. I've got eight skeins of that. I found a tank pattern from Summer 2006 Knitterā€™s magazine I think I'll try, but of course I want to turn it into something with sleeves.

Six or eight skeins of the Cashmere Aran in navy blue. I had originally gotten that to make the hat and scarf for my uncle, but I wasn't feeling the love, so it'll have to become something else.

Four skeins of Nashua Wooly Stripe in the cognac colorway. And four skeins of Nashua Wooly Stripe in the Ocean Colorway. I haven't decided what they will become.

The Red Cross sock kit, which will, of course, become socks someday.

And remember that sock yarn from my SP10, that is dying to become the Monkey Socks from Knitty?

So, no more yarn for me until some of these projects are complete. She said, sternly, to herself.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

My First Hat!

I'm not sure when I started it - the middle or end of June, I think. And I finished it on July 3rd? Not bad for ripping out and starting over 17 times, eh? I hope my uncle likes it. I'm still working on the scarf.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

My SP Does It Again!

So The Boy and I get home from vacation late last night, and look at what was waiting for me! That secret pal is too cool, and full of surprises!

On a knitting note, I FINISHED THE HAT!!!! Pictures to be posted after I dig it out from the bottom of my luggage. And I'm working furiously on the scarf. They may both be finished in time. Cross your fingers for me.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Secret Pal 11

And the sign-ups have begun! SP11

Sunday, July 01, 2007

And Pictures of Knitting...

The boy and I are heading off on vacation, and I thought to tide you over, I'd show you pictures of the unfinished hat and scarf. They are coming along, though!

The hat is on an eleven-inch circular #8's by Balene; I love those needles. Cast-on 120, in a single rib. The scarf is on Lantern Moon's, #6. Cast-on 38, in a double rib.