Monday, March 20, 2006

Preparing to Flash


Today The Little Emperor and I earnestly began photographing stash for this year's Flash Your Stash Along. I know that these photos are more like mug shots than carefully crafted artistic portraits. Let's just say with a stash this out of control, I'm tempted to not even try! I recently listened to Franklin's essay on Cast On about why one should fear one's stash, so I guess now I'm nervous about going down there. Still, nothing bad happened. Yet.

I decided to start assembling a draft of the blog post, so that I'm not scrambling at the last minute on March 31. This year, I am posting pics right in the blog, instead of linking to the album, so be forewarned: April 1 will be a very photo-intense post. Get your internet service upgraded if you don't want to be waiting all day. I'm trying to keep the pictures fairly small, but with enough detail.

In other news
The Mystery Object is nearly done. My dad's socks have been idled while I prioritized the Mystery Object. Stirring up all that yarn stash always leads to lots of fresh knitting ideas. The difficulty is focusing enough on one of them to make it happen, instead of getting lost in the world of possibilities.

My book group is reading Mary Doria Russell's A Thread of Grace. I just started last night, but I expect it to be a fascinating read. Her prose is exquisite! More on that later. I'm a woefully slow reader, so I'll need to give the book a lot of hours this week, and probably will not post much.

11 comments:

Jerry & Maxy said...

What a cutie pie!

I look forward to the flash.

Becky in Iowa :O) said...

omg I don't even want to think about what stash I have under the bed and in the closet or in boxes behind stuff. lol

I bought my copy of Alishar finally. I have no clue when I will get to make it though. hehe And yes, a big part is the fear of the steeks. :OP bawwk bawwk bawwk

aija said...

Can't wait to see your flash :) (What an adorable helper!)

zibibbo said...

He IS a cutiepie!!

helen said...

i did a blog page last year. but then when you think about it...it'll still have to load on your blog for the next few entries as well, until it falls off the page. so i felt soooo guilty haha. thinking i will set it on a webpage so i can divide it up for people.

Elizabeth said...

That's a good point Helen. I'll have to come up with Plan B. Maybe the Personal Pages my ISP gives me should be pressed into service about now...

Margot said...

OMG, I totally know what you mean about getting lost in the possiblilties rather than choosing one and running with it.

I made a list of things to knit this year to keep me on task, THEN I organized the stash and found yarn I'd forgotten about and ideas for yarn I hadn't had a specific plan for and of course I just had to cast on for the new ideas, right?

So now I added a full-size afghan to the already ambitious list. *cringe*

Marji said...

flashyourstash along? really? OMG
do you have a flickr account? you can set up one for free and download your stash pics there - then link to it.
my stash is all pic'd there, and there is now that collage builder for flickr that can make flashing sort of fun and easy.
I cannot wait to see your Flash!

love the pic of the little emperor too.

qwerty said...

Hi! That's a good pic! I'm Elizabeth's older son, big bro to the Little Emperor. The Mystery Project looks really cool! Of course, I've seen it. My verification code:Pryvrl. huh? strange...

Terby said...

Great photo. I'm curious about this mystery project, and about what you'll be showing from your stash.

I haven't read A Thread of Grace, but I read both of Mary Doria Russell's other books. They were quite provocative, and I was glad I read them, despite not being sure I would liek them when I initially picked them up. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about it.

See you Saturday.

Ali said...

Too cool Ivan commenting to your blog! Elizabeth, slow down, don't get organized, put it off until the end. That's what I'm doing and I need a co-procrastinator :)

However, something tells me you have a LOT more stash than I. Still, let's be late. Fashionably late, yeah, that's it.