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!