Sunday, January 6, 2008

4 Yards and 5 Skeins Down!

This is where we started 6 days ago:


There's actually even more to the stash, but I think you get the idea without me embarrassing myself too much. While even at my most optimistic/delusional, I can't pretend that I'll get through the stash in a year, but I am hoping to make a serious dent in it by the end of the year.

Check up:
Today is Day 6 and I am just finishing a set of flannel-backed satin pajamas for my husband (for some reason he's really keen on this set having both tops AND bottoms--perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I keep the heat so low during the night that I keep expecting to find frost inside the house one morning) which used up 4 yards of the stash, and I have used just over 5 skeins of yarn in the pink cardigan:


I'm using this yarn
which is soft & fun to work with, but so far every single skein has had a poorly-done splice in it, which I keep having to cut out & redo, so I wouldn't recommend this one or ever use it again. If I want a bad splice I can do it myself. These people make yarn for a living--they should be able to splice yarns without looking like they used a blender for the project.

Theo is really getting into sewing:

It's much cuter than when he tries to help with knitting.