It's been pretty much all mitres all the time when it comes to my knitting time these days. The simple narrowing rows of garter stitch have been a real pleasure to knit and I'm inspired to knit up all the Patons Classic Merino wool in my stash. And why not.
That's not the only stash-busting going on around here. Turns out those 10 balls of novelty yarn fun fur I've had for a couple of years is suddenly in demand. I bought an entire bag because it's just so deliciously soft that I could not put it down. The yarn has been discontinued and I guess I'm one of the few who has so much of the most popular shade in the same dyelot. When I bought it I had no particular plan for it and I still don't, so I'm pretty excited that a fellow Raveler pm'd to ask if I'd be willing to sell! Absolutely!
If it sounds like I'm harping on the destash theme, it's because I'm trying to build up my willpower and self-control in advance of the KW Knitter's Fair tomorrow. If I stay on track I could potentially have my stash knit down to 2 shoeboxes by Christmas, but did you see that vendor list? It's crazy! The mind boggles! I've set myself a cash limit and prepared a list of purchases that I'll consider:
- buttons for CeCe
- superwash wool for a blanket but only if it's a fabulous deal
- sock yarn because it's small and I will use it
- patterns, particularly if they're suitable for Christmas knitting
- any book by Alice Starmore that I don't already have