Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Project

Thanks everyone for all the comments lately.  It's nice to see you all out there. My knitting slowed down this week as I've not been feeling my best but I have managed to start another project.  I'm doing a hat to coordinate with the green scarf.  It will be slouchy or at least as slouchy as I have enough yarn for.  I'm determined to get it done this weekend as we are looking to get some "wintry" weather again next week.  I put wintry in quotations because the weather people here in Chattanooga don't do a very good job of letting us know what is coming.  On days we are warming up, we've been getting snow.  Go figure!

Anywhoo, hope you all are staying warm and healthy and safe while knitting, sewing and crafting away.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Just Me Again

Wearing the scarf from the last post. I really love this scarf.  I think it's because I like the color green so much.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Weekend Scarf

I started this one on Friday and finished on Sunday.  Very quick knit and it used 3 skeins/balls of yarn and allowed me to knock one more yarn from my stash list.  Eighty one yarns to go.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I Am Serious About This!

I am all about getting yarn out of the stash, especially considering Stitches South is coming up and I know I am going to come home with too much new yarn.  So I am knitting away, determined to get at least half of my stash into projects for me or for the many new babies that keep sprouting up in my life. I track my yarn in Ravelry and right now I have 82 yarns (Some of these yarns consists of several skeins) in my stash. They can only come out of the active stash when they have been completely knit up or given away.  So, the goal for April 20th of this year is to be down to 41 yarns or less.  I encourage you all to do the same.
I was happy to find the Amelia Earhart Cap pattern that I used for the little cap in the last posting. It can be knit using one skein of yarn and is really cute.  Be careful that the yarn you use has at least 140+ yards though. The latest is white and very cute.

 I have already cast on the next project which will allow me to knock one more yarn off my count.  It's knitting up beautifully so I'm looking forward to finishing.  I'll post more about it later.  I have some  knitting time scheduled with friends later so I may just be able to finish it this weekend.

Aside from getting to clear the stash, all of the knitting is giving me some much needed stress relief.  I did so well to make it through the work week and I attribute it to the knitting.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Just Me

Quick knit.  Only took two days--less than 8 hours. Must make more.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year

Welcome to a brand new year and hopefully a brand new you or at least a newly-revised-for-the-better you!  I ended 2008 and started 2009 in London and it was the best and most fabulous thing I could have done for me.  More on the trip later.  For now, enjoy the 520 new pictures I have added to my Flickr page!