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Friday, August 11, 2017

Knitting Report

Judy L is back with her knitting report.  I need this to keep accountable and I am thinking of doing something like this for quilting.  Since moving into the apartment, I have waaaaaaay to much yarn and fabric.  Considering the year is more than half over, I am excited that I have not added very much to my stash.  So for my first Knitting Report:

PATTERNS ADDED
Stroma by Susan Ashcroft

PROJECTS I WORKED ON
Leo's Christmas Stocking
A Family of Elementary Twist Hats

KNITTING PLANS FOR THE WEEK
Complete Leo's Christmas Stocking
Cast on Malcolm's Christmas Stocking
Mystery Hat for LYS
Pullover V-Neck for ESK 3 KAL

Yarn in this Week:  0 yards
Yarn out this Week:  580 yards in projects and 4404 yards gifted
Yarn in YTD:  4340 yards
Yarn out YTD:  7001 yards

Thursday, August 10, 2017

On the needles and yarn Stash

The last box has been unpacked!!!!  I am beyond excited that life is getting back to normal.  Finding storage for my yarn and fabric has been daunting.  But I have managed to use a little stash.  As I was sorting through my yarn while unpacking,  I looked at each skein and asked myself, "Am I really, really going to use this yarn?"  If the answer was a flat out NO or I hesitated for more than 20 seconds, it went into a gift bag for a friend who has just taken up knitting.   I managed to reduce my stash by 4404 yards and it made my friend very happy.

I have a few finishes to share.  Meg, our youngest, requested hats for her two cherubs and her Sweetie.  She chose Elementary Twist and I loved knitting it.  It was all made from stash.  The to smaller hats on the right are both dark green.  Meg wanted a pom pom on her hat and the far left is navy blue for her Sweetie.
 

I FINALLY put the buttons on Adorable Ewe, Michele Hunter's KAL last Spring.
 



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Plans

I probably should have only listed moving on my July list.  I was able to do a little knitting between unpacking plastic bins and boxes.  Even though my sewing machines are still being serviced, I hope to set up a functional sewing area in the second bedroom.



July
  1. Move
  2. Q3 KAL for ESK--Sweater--in progress
  3. Architexture Shawl--on hold
  4. Read:  A Single Thread--reading
August
  1. Elementary Twist Hats for:  Malcolm, James, Rob and Meg
  2. Christmas Stockings for Malcolm and Leo
  3. Q3 KAL--Sweater--in progress
  4. Craftworks Mystery Bag--Hat
  5. Label Quilts for George and Paige
  6. Read;  A Single Thread