Sunday, January 27, 2008

Shhhh, its a secret

Well I can't really tell you what that is yet, but it is fun. That picture was this morning of what i knit yesterday. Its about twice that now. I'll tell you more some day!

Actually, I can tell you I'm using some very old stash yarn for it. Alice Starmore Scottish Campion in Teal and Eggshell. I think this yarn is an example of "must not use because it is no longer made" thinking. But what's the point of the stash if you don't use it. And its not like there isn't other similar yarn!

Doing pretty well on the resolutions. The Christmas presents were finished in time for the trip to Massachusetts. They went over well not just with the recipients but also others. I may start a box of accessories and just take/send it up next year and let them all sort it out amongst themselves. After all New Englanders can use hats, scarves, mittens, etc. much more than I can in Virginia!

I've also finished one old UFO/WIP - Loopy & Luscious. Unlike many of the old ones, I know when this was started - January 2006. I knit until I had knit through about 3 of the rows with the thick yarn and then nothing. Once I picked it up again it was finished in about a week. I really need to focus more as things really do get done then!

And last, I started and finished a moebius in less than a week. This is the free pattern from when Cat Bordhi was on Knitty Gritty. I told my sister I'd give her the Handmaiden Cashmere from my stash if she'd push herself to try. I started one myself to demo the cast-on for her, and finishing it only took a few days. If you're on Ravelry, check out my sister's profile pic (she's princesssusie). She's not good at entering projects, etc., but changed her profile pic to show her moebius modeled by Bubba her collie.


annmarie said...

I don't have any AS stash, but I think some of my J&S Shetland might be discontinued. About your comment on my blog - I hope I *don't* develop a problem with knitting from my stash 'cause one of my big goals for this year is to knit that stash down and save some cash. :)

Ina said...

Lol. I've been saving my Scottish Campion too! Hm... it would be perfect for Toque, Yo! Yours looks great.