Monday, February 27, 2006

Me in the sweater and Yarn Diet

Well, here I am in my Knitting Olympics sweater. I am very happy with how it turned out, but I still need to go and buy the right size buttons. I just didn't have any in my stash of buttons that would work.

Anyway, moving on to my next knitting project, I have decided I am going on the Yarn Diet. My stash is just GINORMOUS. I don't even buy yarn because I need it anymore, I buy it because it is there. So, I vow to not buy yarn until I have completed 20 projects. In addition to my yarn diet, I have decided to do something productive with the money I would normally spend on yarn. Therefore, I vow to put $10 from each paycheck into my savings account and give $10 to charity while on the Yarn Diet.

While this list is not necessarily the stuff I will be making on the yarn diet, it does represent the yarn that I have stashed away that I actually have stuff in mind for. Very scary stuff here:

1. Finish Wool-ease Sweater for me
Finish Michelle sweater
Sweater for Jess
Design one sweater (lace up sleeves and back) Wool-ease sportweight
Pie shawl
several pairs of mittens and hats for Dulaan
Galway vest
Hermione Hat
Yet another HP scarf
Sweater for Sly
dozens of pairs of Wool-ease sportweight socks
Skull scarf
River Rapids Socks
Water Bottle Sling in Knit Wit
Dublin Bay Socks
Alpaca Sweater
Blue Galway Sweater
Oh, let's be honest, I have enough yarn for at least 5 more socks, so let's say one more pair of generic socks.
Been meaning to make that Homespun Cape
20. Cable Sweater with Thick n Quick (cuz I know I have enough)

So, I will be busy for a while knitting down my stash. I also plan to have a new pattern up this week, so look for that.

Oh, and Mrs. Snake (who works with Sly and I met last Friday), the name of that book is The Knitter's Companion.


Mrs.Curvy said...

Congrats on finishing!! Your sweater looks wonderful on you!!

GaiaGal said...

Yay! I'm glad to see a photo of you in your sweater, it looks wonderful!

Ummm, darn woman, you've got some yarn!! Can't wait to see all of the projects you're going to be churning out!! Save something in Fair isle for the campout, i need lessons!! ;)