Monday, July 01, 2013
Checking in after checking out
I spent the last weekend sorting my stash. I have seen many moths in my apartment so I felt a wool check was in order. So far I have found no infestation or damage. It has been good to go through it all and see it. It reminds me that I already have lots of great projects waiting to be knit. I need to knit faster.
After two years spent knitting down stash I'm not able to find any noticeable reduction. However, I am much better at looking through stash for projects or yarn for projects. I'm not longer tracking the amounts in and out. I may go back to that at some point, but I'm now more than 10,000 yards more out than in. Still too much yarn to add to Ravelry stash.
I have decided to attempt the Tour de Fleece challenge. I have enough fleece and spinning everyday would be good for skill development.
I have been quite busy knitting socks this year. I have finished 9 pair and I have also finished a sock on several other pair. I'm working on a list of socks to start when I finish another pair. So many nice patterns! I already have two drawers full of handmade socks. I'm not sure I need more, but I love them so.
Last week I finished another shawl. This one was a pi shawl. I hope to get it washed and blocked this week. I am very pleased with how it came out. I used a Russian Join as I added new skeins so there is only one end to weave at the beginning and one at the end.
I am also busy sewing project bags. In addition to yarn inspection, I found all the bag fabric in my stash so that I can make even more bags. Having all my projects in bags would be nice, and I hope that by having all the bits together I won't lose necessary bits for finishing a project. I'm going to put them up for sale on Etsy as well, and selling them all so that I have to make more in order to have one for me wouldn't break my heart.
Mother and I are going to Knitting Camp again this year. I'm looking forward to that. Hopefully this time there will be pictures. I'm very bad at remembering to take pictures.