Monday, June 18, 2007


So, there is a new baby sweater kit that I am dying to knit. As many of you know, I have no actual need of more yarn! This is such a beautiful kit, though. So, how about this...I will knit 10 projects from my stash (many of them already in progress) and then I may buy the Tulip Baby Sweater kit. (if you google it, you'll see why I want it!) Reasonable enough, right? Here's my list of projects to finish:

1. Cashmere scarf (2 balls of yarn)
2. Denim blue baby sweater from Last Minute Knitted gifts (3 balls of yarn)
3. Lady Eleanor (10 balls)
4. Ripple Baby Blanket (4 balls)
5. Finish the knitting club scarves (these aren't actually my stash)
6. Hailey's pirate doll (? as to balls of yarn)
7. Hexagon shawl (10 balls?)
8. a pair of socks
9. TBA
10. TBA

So, that would be at least 30 some balls of yarn that I'd be down? Sounds good? I do need to buy four balls of yarn to finish Lady Eleanor. They are on order. I wonder if I could finish 2 projects in June. I'll go for the baby blanket and the knitting club scarves....Wish me luck.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Introducing...The Addictive Lady Eleanor

Yes, this is new yarn. A gift from my Girl Scout Troop--Noro Silk Garden #86. I'll actually need 4 more balls at some point (probably sooner than later). I've wanted to make this for about 2 years and a very generous gift certificate made 6 of the 10 balls needed possible. I started this weekend and knit 2 1/2 balls in the space of a day and a half. Much easier than she looks, but simply gorgeous. I am having so much fun with it! The pattern is from Scarf Style.

Summer charity knitting has begun!

The Yarn DAL group is having a contest this summer to use the most grams of yarn on charity knitting. I am using it as incentive to bust some more stash. Here is my first item. Fourteen grams of yarn used for a preemie hat. We'll see what I make next.

My prize yarn...

Remember the fun fur hats? This is the yarn from the sweater kit I won--Oceania by Little Wool Co.. I think the colors are gorgeous. The sweater pattern is not quite my style, so I'm on the hunt for a good pattern to show this stuff off. Any ideas? I don't think it counts against my stash reducing efforts as it was a gift!

My craft room!

This is my long-awaited work room. It shares functions as an office space/craft studio/homeschool supply room for me. Isn't my husband wonderful to do this for me? The pictures are hard to take as the room is very narrow. I am still figuring out the best way to store things. We plan to put some open shelving up over the counter as well, but that may not happen for a month or so. We need to remodel the bathroom first. I'll post pictures as I get things organized and put in there!