Archive for February, 2011

yarn diet, yeah

So I’ve been trying. I am working on projects that will deflate my numbers, just not fast enough. And the not buying new yarn? Lasted until this month.

I got my first skein of The Sanguine Gryphon! Now I just need to buckle down and learn to knit socks.

I have plenty of sock patterns I would love to try, I’m just hesitant.

Right now I need to finish the decreasing rib caplet, and I restarted Amelia. I’ll try to finish the caplet in the next couple of days if I have time. I have a lot on my plate right now (I save that for the other blog), and finding time to knit is limited. Just as long as I keep plodding along and don’t overwhelm myself, I think I’ll get several things done this year. I’m not going to have  nearly as productive a Malabrigo March as last year, I’m afraid. I’m just doing the best with the time I have.

Happy knitting and crocheting to you all!


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I knit myself another slouch hat, this time in cream so it will go with pretty much anything. Its so easy to knit! I started it last Friday while my dad was undergoing chemo, and didn’t quite have time to  finish it that day so I finished it over a sleepless Saturday night.

I have wool moths. I don’t think they’re that common in Florida, so I have a feeling they might have come with some wool I ordered from somewhere. I have no idea what to do to control them. I haven’t noticed any yarn damage either, but a moth did fly out of one of my yarn baskets. I should be keeping it in sealed containers. If anyone has any tricks to turn off wool moths, please let me know.

I started work last night on this decreasing ribbed caplet. I’m making mine in chocolate brown Valley Yarn Berkshire Bulky. I like the way its knitting up so far. But its a safe project, almost like a hat except you don’t close the top. I want to start other things like shawls and cardigans, but I seem to be lacking the confidence to take them on. Maybe its just the way things are going in my life right now that’s dragging me down. I’m taking on so many big problems and dealing with a lot of stress, maybe I just don’t want a big project on my shoulders right now.

How about you? What do you work on when you’re stressed?


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