Monday, April 03, 2006

Well, thank goodness that's over...

BabyUlloddsnendsI'm thinking that what I really need to do is start now and make quality photos of every category of yarn I own. And take 'em all out of the boxes, so it's not just the top layer you're looking at. It really would be a handy semi-permanent archive. I was almost inspired to start this evening, with some of the stuff I didn't expose to the harsh glare of public scrutiny.

leftoverDonegalThank you all for being kind. I feel sheepish about the whole thing. Not guilty. But a little out-of-control. But then I realize that by flashing, I seem to make life easier for other yarn-lovers the world over, because they can show their spouses (and equivalents) my Flash, and theirs doesn't seem that bad.

Can you believe that on Saturday afternoon I actually went to a yarn shop and bought yarn? Well, I needed something specific right away. Which I found. And already made the project I needed it for. Which I can't show you, because it's for a submission. Alas Alack. So, it didn't really add to the stash because it got used. Except for the extra that didn't get used. OK, a wee bit o' stash enhancement.chunkies

So, what else is going on around here? I finished Dad's birthday socks. Need to put them in the mail tomorrow. I will also off-load a bunch of Lopi onto my Mom at the same time, thereby reducing the stash by about 1 cubic foot. I made and wrote the submission project in record time. I'm waiting on Zib and a Mysterious Third Party to reveal more about the Mystery Project. Of course, you already saw the picture, but you want to know how to recreate one for yourself, right? Sorry. The unveiling is out of my hands. I'm just waiting, too.

Last night I resumed work on the long dormant tweedy sweater for Scott. I'm afraid this pattern will have no commercial appeal when it's finally done. Men will love it because it's so plain. But the knitting partners of the world will scream, "NUMBER THREE NEEDLES?!? WTF! for a 6'2" 225 pound guy? Is she nuts?" Well, we already know the answer to that. But yeah. Last night I asked Scott, "Are you sure you aren't really a sweater-vest kind of guy?" Because I'm already hating the sleeves and I'm not anywhere near making the sleeves. Just most of the way up the back. And still have to do the front. I'm not doing a good job selling this project, am I? He's going to love it. I'll really love it when it's done.brownandRedRitDye But I wish I had some elves sneaking in at night to do my knitting for me when I leave it around too long. Wouldn't that be nice?

For those of you who've been waiting to hear, I promise to get the Alishar Hat project moving again, too. Just in time for summer.

9 comments:

Terby said...

Is is the slip stitch project? If it is, could you just make the sleeves plain and do a fusion project with the knitting machine? I periodically contemplate making a very fine gauge sweater, but then realize I would just go insane.

Bymgomn is my word for today. Somehow, it seemed appropriate.

Jenny said...

I don't know how you deal with the stash. I'm stressed out now because I have enough yarn for 5 pairs of socks.

Looking forward to that hat. I might have to try that one.

Marie said...

Ahhhhhh. Big sweaters on little needles. I've got a pile of Dale Heilo in the cabinet waiting to be turned into a Norwegian for The Hubby. And that's exactly what its doing....waiting....lol.

Jo said...

Wow - you definitely have more than me... and I was afraid to pull all mine out because my husband may have had a heart attack. And I didn't want him to know all my hiding spots...

Jo

Wendy said...

The brown and red rit dye is to die for!

allisonmariecat said...

Wow! My hubby's only a size medium, and I thought making him a sweater on #4's was love. I wish I liked the look of bulky sweaters on him better--they wouldn't take so long :)

I don't think your stash is anything to be embarassed about. Indulging your passion is a virtue :)

Karen said...

My hubby is 6'1" and a bit more weight than that, and the second sweater I made for him was on size 2's, all one color blue. Not a variegated, but a solid slate blue. Its a wonder I still have eyes. But, there are other crazies out there that would make it.

ericah64 said...

Oooh, love the new stash pictures! And I'm checking daily for the new thing on The Garter Belt, especially since Zib tortured me by sending me a teaser!

Bezzie said...

I love your stash! Think you can get your little guy to take up knitting so that the legacy will continue?