Saturday, February 9, 2008

First, a little confession

First, I should probably come clean about the last post--the picture of the closet is not actually the whole stash. It's just the only part I'm willing to post pictures of--the rest is not even HALF so neat and orderly and has, in fact, overflowed (just a little) to the back room. The large pile of fleece that is teetering precariously on the table beside my computer....I'm not ready to talk about that yet.

The first part of the birthday poncho is finished & blocked, though I am willing to finally admit that it doesn't have a glimmer of a chance of being finished by Monday, though I reserve the right to be delusional enough to consider Friday.

Today I started on the February sewing project--

flannel-backed satin pajamas for me. Boise has finally gotten serious about winter and sleeping in regular flannel pajamas with flannel sheets has a bit of a velcro-effect.

Other progress updates:

30 rows left TOTAL on the MS3 mystery stole!!!!!!! Everyone else's might be swans--mine is feeling a bit more like an albatross at this point.

Dem fischer sin fru: I am still on clue 1 and some Bright Thing has already posted pictures of her finished clue 3. Like every group, knitters have their "smarty-pantses."

The Pi shawl: currently an estimated 66 inches in diameter--6 more to go and I can start the edging. Still, I think it can be finished this month--I just need to find a way to knit in my sleep....

Current stash depletion:

12.83 yards of fabric
18 skeins & 2324 yards of yarn

Anyone ever felt like casting on a bulky-weight yarn just to use up a lot of yarn quickly?????


Jill said...

If it makes you feel any better, my mystery shawl has been sitting around since the last week fo the KAL. I decided to make 2 of the first part and kind of lost interest abotu 100 rows into the second half. Maybe some day.....

Kathleen C. said...

Yeah, I have *two* unfinished MS3s on the needles. One is the first one I started, before deciding that the needle size was too big (swatch looked okay, but I didn't like it in the actual pattern). The second one was better, but it needed such a concentration of quiet focus time, and I never seem to get that...
I'm going to frog that first one sometime, and I hope to finish the second one... sometime.
And I love the idea of knitting in bulky to kill some yardage... but I'd have to buy it first!

AlisonH said...

I consider my stash my yarn library. It makes it so I can go have a new idea and run with it, no matter the time of day.