Friday, September 9, 2011

knitting down the stash

mitre madness!

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

5 comments:

Dee said...

To answer your question about the goose --- nope, just my camera. But, they are VERY used to being fed. LOL

Chrisknits said...

Fingers crossed you can stay with your list. I suck at following my list, even in the grocery store!!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Love the squares!

I have.. ahem... more than 30 balls of Baby Monkey in two different shades - waiting to be made into a sinfully soft afghan. I love Baby Monkey. If i was just a little bit crazier, I'd make Baby monkey underpants.

Can't wait to see what you get at the Knitter's Fair. I'm not going so I'm going to live vicariously through you! Have a great time!

Dee said...

I love those colors together in your mitres. Beautiful.

Mitres are SO much fun to knit. I love my sock yarn mitres.

Frieda said...

That means more money for the Knitter's Fair ! At least it would if you were me ;-) .

That's a pretty awesome list of vendors . Sounds like you have a plan , can't wait to see what comes home with you ...