Tuesday, June 16, 2009

So Much For Good Intentions

I broke my rule of not buying any yarn until my stash was at a manageable level. I didn't break it just a little, I broke it big time this week. My only excuse is that I'm going to be kind of house bound for 6 weeks after tomorrow. I'm having my foot operated and I'll be in a cast for most of the summer, yuck.

So I blew it, on 14 skeins of Nuro Kureyon...

Three skeins of Nuro Silk Garden...

And one skein of Noro sock yarn...

This of course is being done mostly from the stash and should be finished by the end of the week.

The other big purchase this past weekend was a 42" Plasma tv for the living room. Our old tv had lost half the picture and went to the dump about a month ago. I have all my movies piled up ready to watch while I knit and recover from tomorrow's surgery.

Just helping out the economy...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I'm Still Knitting

I started this cute little spidery topper a couple of weeks ago and overall I'm quite happy with the way it looks. What I'm not happy about is the yarn. I've been knitting from the stash and I had the KnitPicks CotLin in a Moroccan Red and decided to use it. As I was knitting I found that it left fuzz everywhere but hoped with washing it would go away. It was worse, when I washed this thing the color bled out something fierce. Too bad really since I wanted to wear it with a white t-shirt underneath. I hope I never get caught in the rain.

Because I had more of this stuff and before I knew it would bleed, I knit a swatch with two other cotton yarns intending to buy a little of a lighter color to make the project below. I had the purple and black and thought to use the red and maybe buy two skeins of a lighter color.

That idea of course got blown away and I had to go buy a little more cotton yarn in two different colors for this project.

Both the spidery t-shit and the striped tank above come of the Interweave Knits Summer 2009 magazine. This is the first time I've gotten this magazine and the fact that I'm able to find two things to make from it makes this my new favourite magazine.

I've also been really really bad. I ordered 14 skeins of Noro Kureyon from Webs. I just couldn't help myself, I was just browsing through the colors and before I knew what happened I'd bought the stuff, bad me. Now I'll just have to find a nice project for it.