Sunday, August 19, 2007

Alright, no pics this time either. i'm going to take some really really soon. So I finished the cardigan from hollywood knits, it was a good learning experience but over all I'm not pleased with the fit. It's definitely too big across the shoulders. I also just finished the ballet top from loop d loop, so that's two books down, and now I can buy one if I want. I think I actually may make another one knit at a tighter gauge, but the one I made is still wearable (with a tank under it). I'm going to work through two more books before I buy another though. I want to get ann budd's sock book so I can use my cones of silk city bounce to make socks.
But first, I want to make the drop stitch tank top from fitted knits so I can wear it while it's still warm enough. I've also decided to frog the sweater I was making from knitting nature, I decided an acrylic sweater would be too hot and unbreath-y. I'm going to use that yarn to either make another ballet top or the mistake rib scarf from last minute knitted gifts.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Next post will hopefully includy some pictures, but I just wanted to make a quick update. I'm doing well on the stashalong so far, I haven't bought any yarn, and I doubt that I will use my free day for the first month. Honestly, I've been kind of ruminating today on how many projects I have yarn for, and it is enough to keep me busy for awhile. Here is the stash, off the top of my head, I'm going to take pictures soon:
*enough knitpicks shine in ebony for either one sweater or 2 summer tops
*4 large sized hanks of sea silk
*3 regular hanks of sea silk
*2 hanks of handmaiden lace silk that is going to be a kimono shawl (I think)
*1 cone of laceweight tencel from webs
*2 cones of silk city bounce (I think maybe this will be for socks, which I want to learn to knit)
*1 150 yd ball of caron simply soft I got for $1.50 last christmas (destined to become handwarmers)
*various balls of peaches and creme kitchen cotton for dish towels.
*half a ball of bernat baby yarn, which will become a baby blanket once I buy another ball
*a bunch of spools of nashua june, I'm not sure what they will be used for
*13 balls of elan sonata, again no idea what they will be used for
not only that, I have these projects in progress:
*a cardigan from hollywood knits that I am in the process of doing the finishing
*a half knit sweater from knitting nature
*shetland triangle, which only needs one more repeat of the main pattern and then the edging
*a shrug from rowan cotton tape from the book speed knitting half done

So basically I have enough to keep me busy for awhile, and I'm on a budget as of late, so I think this stashalong thing is definitely a good idea.