Thursday, May 17, 2007

Quick Update

Well, although I haven't posted here, I have continued to not buy any new yarn at all, and the only new yarn coming into my life is from sock clubs, and the socks are getting knit up as they come to me. I've been super busy lately, but have emailed Cece to talk to her about reorganizing for another 'go' at this. However, maybe people need a summer break? Thoughts?

Monday, May 7, 2007

Hey gang!

Sorry I've been so quiet... things have just been really busy!

Since the end of Round 1, I've bought myself a Bohus Kit! But honestly, no other yarn was bought. I kind of decided in my head that I'd start again at the beginning of May, but with a different focus. Since it's summer, and I have a HUGE amount of sock yarn... I went into my stash and dug out the primo bits. I have a bunch of Lorna's Laces, STR, Sweet Georgia and other wonderful hand dyed yarn..... and since it's so little, I tend to just let it sit there. I'm a member of 2 SOTM clubs - so I get my sock knitting fix off of those, and rarely pull sock yarn out of my stash.

I decided that I'm entering my Sock Era. I found 17 wonderful skeins of sock yarn, and that is what I'm knitting. I'm hoping to do a pair a week - which will bring me all of the way through the summer. I'll have the perfect summer knitting projects AND a wonderful new sock wardrobe for the fall.

Oh yeah - and my husband mentioned when he read this declaration on my blog that I could NEVER knit that many socks in 20 weeks, let alone 17 (because I've gotten on a work out kick - I've been working out about 10 times a week). I vow right here to NOT give up on working out, but also to definitely have 17 pairs of socks done in the next 20 weeks.

Anyone in with me? That brings us from May 1st to Sept 15th. You obviously don't need to do the crazy sock knitting, but continuing on with the stashbusting...

And I'm thinking a free yarn buying day thrown in there for 'souvenir' yarn during those summer trips.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

My last WIP from the first round...

It could have been the guilt from my last post - or maybe it was just in my horiscope - but this was a big finishing week for me. My Barbie was done and turned in (more on that in my blog -- or here later...), I have almost finished a pair of socks, and my hush dress from Knitty is DONE!! I started the original in October, which had to be frogged for reasons beyond my control. The new yarn came in March and now I am done!! I love it, it fits well and is flattering!! And it was my only WIP that didn't get finished in stashbusting - v.1. THere are more details on my blog! Now I am only doing small projects for a bit - I see lots of socks in my future!!