Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Stash Toss!

Ever have the urge to go through your stash and just see what's IN there? I do!

And along the way, I decided to photograph some things that have hitherto escaped my lens. My stash page, it is enhanced.

A few years ago, I succumbed to a couple of KnitPicks lace samplers. I've knit with a few skeins and traded at least one away, but I still have quite a few kicking around. From the top: Shadow in Vineyard, Shimmer in Galaxy, Alpaca Cloud in Tide Pool. And this is far from all I have. I should get to knitting some more lace . . .

Also a few years ago, I was part of the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club. The yarns are lovely, I just never got around to knitting with (most of) them! Clubs just aren't for me; I work on too long and inflexible a timetable. They do, however, make for excellent eye candy. (Pictured: STR Lightweight Pepe Le Plume and Garden Daze.)

Then of course, there are the odds and ends of the stash--these next two were both gifts! Domy Heather and Diamond Yarn Lima:

Believe it or not, this isn't even everything I took pictures of today, but this post is long enough as it is. Perhaps I'll show off some more next time.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Progress Is Made, Albeit Slowly

When last we spoke, I was knitting an Aeolian and some Fir Cone socks. I am STILL knitting an Aeolian and some Fir Cone socks, but progress has been made:

I'm past the heel and well up the leg on the first of the socks. (Stupid Irishman and his giant feet.)

And I'm working the first transitional chart on the Aeolian:

Of course, lace just looks blobby before blocking, but the recipient assures me that she likes it so far . . .

The reason I haven't gotten further on either socks or shawls is that I was working on a sweater pattern to submit to Knitty. I missed the deadline, so that project is going into hibernation for awhile. Don't worry, it will be back someday.