Friday, June 13, 2008


It seems that I'm being vaguely productive these days, despite a growing workload, the cold from hell, and a general feeling of bleurgh that is refusing to go away.

When OH was living in Bristol, I spent far more time and money than could be deemed sane by any rational person in a store called HobbyCraft. It's the nearest that we have to a proper bigbox craft store in this part of the world..kind of like Michaels, I guess. Aaaaanyway, one of the purchases I made was two balls of this

It's Rowan Biggy Print in Thunder.

I fell in love with the colour pretty much as soon as I clapped eyes on the stuff. It's also fabulously squishy, which was the icing on the cake. I thought I'd make a very punk rock scarf with it.

I cast on the scarf. This stuff is 2 stitches to the inch, and after about 2 feet of ribbing my heart out, I was realising very quickly that I was going to have a contender for worlds shortest functional scarf on my hands. I made an executive decision, and frogged it, wound it into balls, and stuck it in a ziplock.

Nearly 2 years later, I found a pattern that wouldn't require another 15 balls, or make me look like the Michelin man.

Or mitt, as I was doing a little self portrait photography here. I'm quite proud of it, and it's much cooler in real life than the pic.

Hurrah for....hanging on to stuff instead of destashing!

The second thing I have off the needles this week are my Yukon socks!

Forgive the photo. It was late, and I was overtired. They are fab, and I love the yarn, which is Knitpicks memories.

Wow, an entirely FO related post!
The fantastic thing about this is that my WIP pile has shrunk, as has my stash.
I now have one hibernated item (moss stitch cardigan) and two wips.
One is my sofa knitting, my clapotis, and the other is a tofutsies sock that I cast on on the train this morning. Socks are great for travelling with.

I'm on the Ravelry Stash and Burn group knit down, and it's proving great at keeping the motivation going. Something like weightwatchers, I think, where each month we have to show our yardage in public. No one wants to be told that they've made no progress, and to lay off the

Have a great WWKIP everyone :)

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