The chevron baby blanket plugs along (as blankets usually do), and I’m starting to day dream about other projects I’d like to start. My sister is expecting a little boy in early November, so there is another blanket waiting in the wings, not to mention a few unfinished objects that got tossed aside during the move. We’re going to pretend those aren’t there right now.
What I really want is something in linen!
Living in Southern California, and having the total lack of winter we had last year, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to knit with things other than 100% wool sometimes. As much as I love my wool, and all things wolly, there just aren’t enough cold days in our year to add more wool accessories to the mix. (I know those of you in colder climates are just crying for me.)
I’ve had my eye on the Summer Scarf ever since spying it at Two Sisters and Ewe during the San Diego yarn crawl last year.
Summer Scarf by Janet Avila
I’m also contemplating my first knit top, and the Silken Straw Summer Sweater looks perfectly summery, and not at all deceptive! I’m just sure I’ll look perfectly fit and flattered in it. (Just let me hang onto my delusions until I’ve knit it.)
Silken Straw Summer Sweater by Purl Soho
For now, it’s all the chevron I can handle. ON TO THE BLANKET!!!
I happened to mention that I would like a yarn baller for my birthday this year. This guy is a result of that conversation with my husband.
That is all.
I was trying to explain the concept of stash busting to my husband this morning, while we were discussing the fact that I should be working on Christmas gifts by now. I was telling him that I needed a few, new, specific yarns for some of the projects. He said I should be using what I have, which is true. I have a lot. Trouble is, that it’s mostly acrylic from when I first started knitting again. This is were the fact that I am now a yarn snob really does me a disservice.
I said to him that I would try and stash bust as much as I could this year. He joked, “Good, or I’ll have to stash bust you!” He then explained that by “stash bust” he meant that he had found my stash and was going to mess with it.
So, if your significant other happens to find your stash (and apparently disapproves) you are “Stash Busted!”
This is my stash. It is not large, it is not organized.
I am officially stash busted, and I’ve shown you mine, now it’s your turn to show me yours! What does your stash look like? Will you be diving into it this holiday season? (I know, why would I scare you into thinking about the holidays right now? It’s because we only have 114 knitting days left people!)
In a few weeks I’m heading on a road trip with my family! Little will be coming with me, sadly Josh will be busy with work. We’re joining my parents, brother, grandparents, and aunt and uncle. We’ll be heading from San Diego all the way to Seattle and back in 3 RVs over about 3 weeks. I have high hopes for all the knitting I could potentially get done (if I can keep the car sickness at bay…).
In planning what knitting to bring, I came across some hanks of yarn that I just can’t decide on the right project for. This hank of beautiful natural alpaca, straight from a ranch here in East San Diego, I’m having an especially hard time deciding on.
It took a lot of effort to make this not look like poo… but it still kind of does
It’s 320 yards of fingering weight yarn. It’s yummy and soft, with a bit of a scraggly halo. I’m thinking hat, but I just can’t seem to find the right pattern. If it was yours, what would you be knitting with it?
This next one is more of a puzzle. In my cleaning up the last few days I came across a bag of my mother-in-law’s old crafting stuff, including the very beginning of what looks to be her first knitting. Sadly she passed away after a long battle with breast cancer in 2010, so I really want to keep the little bit she knit intact, little mistakes and all 🙂
Diane’s first knitting ❤
The only wrench in this, is that I don’t really want to knit a garder stitch scarf. The yarn seems to be cotton of some sort, no label so I don’t know how much yardage. I really don’t want to frog what she knit, so I’m potentially knitting something with a garder border I guess. So any suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated too.
Anyone have any fun summer trips coming up? What will you be knitting during your free time this summer (and I hope you all have some at least!)?
I’ve found myself distracted from my distraction. My sister is getting married in March and, considering how much of it we’re doing ourselves, it’s crunch time! I’ve been playing the bad guy to get my sister to make some tough decisions about dresses and decorations (I love her, but she’s having a hard time with the decision-making). I may have also just hijacked the center pieces…
The center piece hijacking is really our brother’s fault. He got me a terrarium for Christmas. Then last week we went to the cute little shop where he got it, so I could pick out my plants. The shop is called Pigment (the website lists furniture and stuff, but the shop is smaller than that). It’s super cute and had a ton of terrarium supplies! I managed to put this together for myself…
(Please ignore my barren back yard. It doesn’t get much sun, and it’s really only used for the pups to poop in. We’re trying to change that.)
My sister saw my it and thought it would make a cute center piece, so I ran with it. She already had a bunch of mason jars, so we’re going to use them to make mini terrariums! We got a bunch of cute succulents from Pigment, and a handful from Home Depot 😡 to fill in.
I love the variety!
My sister’s favorites
The set of 3 cacti are called “Red Headed Irishmen,” ha!
I might have a slight obsession, which I’m happily passing on to my sister! 😀 Of corse, because of this new obsession, the little booties for the Little Sheep, look like this *blush*