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Knitting Up A Storm!

Sunday, April 24, 2005

If you can't go to the weekly SnB, bring the SnB to you. Brenda came over on Saturday to use my handy dandy swift and ball winder. Everything was going fine until we hit a snag, a big snag:

And look who else dropped by? Corrie! My daughters love Corrie, especially the little one. Can you tell?

I know in my last post I said I was knitting, but on Friday night I felt the urge to knit something easy peasy - and by Saturday afternoon I now have this:

It is a Fleece Artist Scarf Kit in Oranges/Pinks. I LOVE it. I won't be able to wear it until next winter. My youngest is far from shy and loves her picture taken - what a ham.

I am so busy at work that I have no room in my brain to knit complicated, or big things. So, right now, I am going through my rather large stash, and either knitting simple scarves or getting rid of the crap. Such as the 5 balls of green cotton, all with different dye lots. If they had been the same shades, I would use them, but let's be realistic, I am never going to make dish clothes. So off they go.

And as Brenda was looking through my stash she made a comment about my Bernat Boucle - this is the stuff she uses for her charity knitting, and so now, she now has 4 more balls! I am feeling good about giving this stuff away. I'm not going to use it. 300 balls of yarn is a bit much to have, and I am not going to knit my way through it anytime soon. AND then there will be more room for new yarn purchases and less room for guilt.

I'm not sure how much I have left, but here is a re-cap of my de-stashing efforts in April:
ChicKami - 5 balls
Scarf - 2 balls
To the GoodWill - 10 balls
To Brenda - 4 balls
Ribby Collar - 1.5 balls

Yeah - 22.5 balls reduced. Not bad if I do say so myself.

I saved this as a draft post until Chris uploaded the pictures for me, and in the meantime, I bought 6 balls of cotton to make a raglan cardi for my wonderful nephew, using a Debbie Bliss baby pattern. Believe it or not, I don't have too much in the masculine colours. Oh well.

Have a good one.

posted by Lisa @ 8:14 a.m. 



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