Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Momentous Day!!!

Today, for the first time in several months, the stash is completely contained within the sewing room. Hurrah!!!!

I'd like to believe that it's a product of the stash-reduction project (32 skeins & 4433 yards of yarn and almost 19 yards of fabric used!!!), but I think I need to credit a little creativity in the storage arena for this one.

Still, I am now COMPLETELY surrounded by fiber! It's like living in a yarn shop, but without getting arrested for shoplifting if I take things.

And...drum roll please--the sleeves for Cheap Thrills are done & I just have a neckband and the seams to do and 8 whole days to do them in!


(No, I will not be taking bets on whether or not I wait until the 8th day to tackle the seams--that would be what is known as a "sucker bet.")

The pattern is called the "Living Lace Pattern Pullover" by Gedifra, and I got it from Elann. They offered it as a free pattern on their website when they had the Gedifra Living yarn, but if you email the nice people at Elann and ask for a copy of the pattern, they will send it to you. If you are unfamiliar with their website, I will suggest that you first turn your credit card over to a reliable person who will not give it back to you no matter how much you insist that summer is a great time to knit with alpaca. Husbands are great for this sort of task, provided you don't mind enduring a few days of suspicion regarding your mental capacities while under the influence of fiber fumes. If it continues longer than a couple days, however, I suggest you take your spouse to Home Depot--especially the power tools section--and take away HIS credit card. All is fair in love, war, and knitting!

3 comments:

Kathleen C. said...

Wow! A monumental and stupendous achievement! Congratulations!!!

And you're so right about the Elann website. I never really bought online as I wanted to support my LYS, but since she's decided to close (to concentrate on a new baby) I'm so tempted now.
And you make me laugh so hard sometimes... take him to Home Depot to the tool section! Hah! DH is a woodworker and I know that's heaven to him. Unfortunately I wouldn't be able to bring the credit card either as I'd be enmeshed in the "colorful little bins of organization" aisles.

Qutecowgirl said...

Yeah for creative storage!!! =)

Elann should have that warning on their home page. My first order was way bigger then I had planned. =)

toni in florida said...

I love Elann, but I have decided I can only order from there when I have a specific project in mind, as I have much accumulated stash-enhancement due to cruising the listings of severely marked-down yarns. Wish me luck with that, please?

Love the Home Depot suggestion!