Sunday, July 27

the great yarn PURGE

Ideally this should never have to happen, but when you're moving across the country it becomes necessary to try your best to wittle down as much as possible. I went through all my yarn (no easy task i promise you) and sorted out the keepers and the less fortunates... and found all my purses too (i'm building up my inventory in hopes of securing a spot at a saturday market in the near future, maybe in Indiana). so, here is the process of sorting, and the mess i made on friday night...
these are my keepers, the yarns that had the most promise!

and another shot of the bags. i got everything now in just one of those monstrous plastic containers, which is great. and the other benefit of going through my whole stash is that now i'm inspired by all my yarns and have a million little projects stirring around in my mind... more to follow, i promise.

Monday, July 14

the demise of the sea monster

well, i don't have a photo to post today. the octopus i was knitting is no longer. i was too frustrated with the legs to continue and i didn't want to buy more yarn, so i frogged the whole thing. never felt better! i will still make it sometime, but i will buy yarn that is matching for the whole octopus and then i won't have to deal with the frustrations of a million different gauges. stay tuned for better projects to be up and running soon.

Sunday, July 6

guess what this is?

i joined a "knitted toys" group on ravelry and agreed to test knit this pattern for a sea creature, which will be revealed at a later date as it becomes more defined in shape... and her version was knit with a fingering weight yarn. unfortunately, i have an abundance of bulkier yarn, more like a heavy worsted weight, and i figured i would use it instead and just have a slightly bigger animal. well, slightly bigger is an understatement, this thing is huge!!! the good thing is that it is eating up my stash that is probably due for some shrinkage.

this other photo is also a work in progress, a new bag that i am making.
they shouldn't take too long to finish. i promise to keep you updated with the finished projects, coming soon.