Tuesday, July 15, 2008

yarn yarn yarn

I have been thinking that perhaps I am just not meant to actually knit on Mondays. Last monday I spent all of my knitting time unravelling a huge mess in my Regia bamboo sock yarn. This monday I had to rip back about a foot of lace from my Lacey Hug me tight shawl. The story is this--I went to lay out the lace I had to see how much more I needed to knit. Then I thought I'd take a picture for the blog. Then I realized that I didn't have the right side up. Then I turned it and realized I still didn't have the right side up, then realized this was because the last eight inches were all done backwards meaning I had lost my place in the rows and thus done one row twice or skipped a row. It took the rest of the foot to actually pick up every stitch and figure out roughly which row I'm on.
Lacey hug me tight

About two weeks ago, I had thought that it might be a good idea to start some stash management. My plan was that starting July 1, I would not buy any new yarn and instead knit on the yarn in my stash. I had thought July 1 to January 1 would be a good goal. Then there was the trip to Ann Arbor. I met up with Karen and she took me to Busy Hands, A yarn shop I never would have found on my own--mainly because I would not have known to wander in the building it was in. All I can say is that I'm really glad I did not tell anyone I wasn't buying any yarn because otherwise I'd have a lot of 'splainin to do because they had Malabrigo silky merino as their yarn of the month and two skeins of purple needed me. The picture just doesn't catch the purple-ness of the yarn.
Any ideas about what to do with 300 yards of yummy goodness?
I also bought some bamboo sock yarn. I have plans for this one--might not get made for a while, But I do have plans.
On your toes
Somehow Karen resisted the lure of the malabrigo, but she too was swayed by the bamboo sock yarn. It is some serious softness. If she makes it back up here any time soon, I'll take her to Apple Valley Yarn--because turnabout is fair play.

Anyway, so now I'm going to try to not buy any yarn for a while. Or not, you know, whatever.


Cinnamonamon said...

I bet she'll fall in love with the selection at Apple Valley. I may be risking retaliation myself, but I believe it is my duty to inform you that we're planning a group co-op order of peace fleece this fall...just an fyi so you can start rationalizing now, you know. ;)

thisfinngarianmama said...

Hi Jodie! Nice to see your blog! I need to get me some Malabrigio... mmmmm and I love purple too! (I totally would have bought it!)

Knitterella said...

Ah! I want to make a Lacey Hug-Me-Tight shrug. Glad you are making one. I'll have to see it next Knit Night - if I finally get a free Monday! I missed 2 weeks and am going through withdrawal!

Busy Hands looks like a super cute shop - haven't been there.