Monday, April 30, 2007

I may be having yarn shopping blackouts!

Okay, my big confession left out something big!

A while back my friend Melissa posted that she was getting ready to place an order to stock her booth for Maryland Sheep & Wool and did anyone want anything in particular.

Well I did.

Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 and Sea Wool for socks. Handmaiden Seasilk, Flaxen and 4 ply Cashmere.

And I kinda forgot about it, until I realized I wouldn't be able to pick it up at Maryland and it arrived this week by mail.

All 2670+ yards of it.

I am so in the negative numbers, and that backordered wool still isn't here.

And then I got tricked into buying some Classic Elite Lush (124 yards). At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

And I took a dyeing class Saturday after which I have a (beautiful if I must say so myself) 400ish yard skein of DK weight wool.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Confession time

Okay, I suck. I fell off the wagon big time about a month ago. I've dealt with it by avoiding it. Time to 'fess up and get back on the program.

Until last weekend I haven't been knitting much. I've done a little crocheting. I've signed up for a crocheted shawls class the last weekend in April with Melissa Leapman. I am the exception that proves the rule that crochet is faster than knitting. I decided in early April that maybe I should crochet a little before the class came around. To date I've crocheted one coaster, which is lumpy bumpy, I think because of my gauge. And I've started a washcloth.

Last weekend was crazy weather so I gave in to the urge to watch some movies and knit. I went back to work on the Artic Diamonds scarf from a recent Interweave Knits. Got 60-70 rows done, so not too shabby.

Okay, I'm obviously really trying to avoid the confession!

So this is what has arrived to date from the binge:

Lisa Souza Sock! Merino – 560 yards (I've started a scarf with this)
Lisa Souza Big Wool – 434 yards (Intended for a bag)
Lisa Souza Fingering – 3500 yards (2 skeins for a stole)
Lisa Souza Lace – 2500 yards (for the Hanami stole)
Scarlet Fleece It’s Tubular – 960 yards (2 skeins) (for socks)
Yorkshire Tweed – one bag of Stainless – 1200 yards (for the collection)
3 colors of Lion Brand Cotton Ease @ 207 yards each
2 colors of Lion Brand Lion Cotton @ 236 yards each
2 colors of Lion Brand Organic Cotton @ 82 yards each
Euroflax Linen – 3 colors (champagne, lilac and pink panther) @ 270 yards ea
Louet Gems fingering – 3 skeins ea of 2 colors (aqua & lilac) – 1110 yds
Louet Gems sport – 2 skeins of Turkey Trot – 450 yds
Art Yarns Silk Rhapsody – 1 skein each of two colors – 260 yards each
Mystical Creations sock yarn - 560 yards

Grand total - 13861 yards! And I'm still waiting for an order of a sweater's worth of yarn that the color was a special order!

For those keeping track, that now takes my destashing yardage for the year down to a mere 964.05 yards, and you know that last that I'm waiting for will put me negative!

Time to either start knitting my fingers off or get some stuff on ebay!