Monday, May 22, 2006
I'm a Yarn Ho, and Proud of it!
I know, y'all have seen the purchases I've made over the past month or so, and it's troubling. I've bought a lot of yarn. A lot. Granted, much of it has come from the store closing, and now this spindle sale, but still. I'm scared to update the spreadsheet I did back on flash stash. But I have also destashed a bit of the less desireable stuff. I met a neighbour this weekend that knits hats for poor children (her words) so I donated some onesy balls of Wool-ease to her. Then there was the bag of yarn I gave to the new knitter in my knitting group (funny, I haven't seen her since). So I am taking steps. And I'm using it! And more importantly, I'm photographing it. Behold: A cone of unlabeled yarn. I suspect it to have a significant portion of cotton in it. I love the view of the yarn cone in this pic. This stuff is a rayon blend. It's so fun looking! Dunno what I'm going to do with it, but I have like, 4 pounds of the stuff. This is called "Lemon Cake" isn't it pretty? More later in the week. In the meantime, I worked on the Adamas Shawl yesterday. Wanna see the progress I made? Yeah. I had to rip it out. I sat ever so patiently, reading the chart, knitting along, and got to the last pattern rown of the first repeat of the body chart, and I was missing a stitch. Try as I might, I couldn't find it. Then I saw it. Below the lifeline. A dropped stitch. I nearly cried. I can't bear to start it over yet. I wanted it so badly in time for my 30th Birthday in August. A present for myself to wear to my sister's wedding. And I failed. I can't do it over yet. I will. Maybe in time for my 31st. But I will not give up on lace yet. I'm going to try either Branching out, or Cozy. I need to aquaint myself with reading a chart and not losing my place between the repeats. So, my friends, what do you think? Cozy or Branching Out? Cozy, I can try to finish for my birthday as well. And I'm told it is a good beginner pattern. Branching Out is a pattern I hear recommended over and over again as a good first lace pattern. So, help me decide.