Saturday, September 11, 2010

It's knitting season.

Finished madelinetosh's Honey cowl a few days ago, but I can't decide if I like the drape of it enough to keep 3 skeins of yarn tied up in it.

Photo on 2010-09-11 at 11.35

It is super warm, but very bulky and I think I would only wear it doubled like in the photo. I would like to knit another cowl in a solid or semi-solid bulky as well. I'm a little over triangle-shaped shawls for the moment, but I have an infinite amount of lace.

On our way to Dillon today, which means I'd like to have a new project started, but unsure of what to bring. Work has also slowed down enough at this point that I'm getting in quite a few hours of knitting every day/night, so I need something to consume those hours.

Mostly, I need shelves so that I can organize my yarn well enough that I'll be inspired to use it. Love the diamond shelves at INUA Wool Shoppe - might have to take up a minor construction project. Oh the sanding though!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Stash Organization

I just keep buying more yarn! This needs to stop. My plan for today was to run into town and exchange a skein of Noro Silk Garden at Stix, my local yarn shop. I started making a Ten Stitch Blanket two days ago, but the colorway I chose was a little too bright jewel-toney for me to knit an entire blanket of.

I cancelled that plan, however, because lately I am unable to walk into that store without splurging on yarn for which I have no project. This means that I have two skeins of madelinetosh sock, two Shibui sock, infinite amounts of Malabrigo lace, as well as Artyarns Cashmere 1 and 4 untouched skeins of Malabrigo worsted.

Today I went through my pile o' yarn next to DH's leatherworking desk and tried to bag things by brand and weight. I found a half skein of bison yarn, and 2 1/2 skeins of qiviuq. Hundreds of dollars of yarn, which are sitting there, waiting. Why can't I just give it away?

I have so many skeins of unplied worsted, I need a fulled project. I have been planning on knitting a horse blanket, but was unwilling to spend hundreds on the 1500+ yards of wool I needed. Looks like I may not need to.

Perhaps I need to look up a stash swap group on Ravelry. I might be too picky for that though. I just wish Lidped was here to help me make decisions on knitting.