I have a lot of yarn, for me that is, and the stash has gotten to an over capacity for the space I have allocated with it. I think I have enough yarn to get me through maybe 2-5 years of knitting even with using the machines occasionally. I know I have said it before but this time I mean it, I need to go on a yarn diet. The limited time that I have had because of working a lot doesn’t help me get through the stash. Recently since my injuries have healed and I am just waiting for the ok to return to work, I have been knitting. I have been knitting quite a bit actually.
Those Vanilla is the New Black socks out of Stray Cat Sock Yarn in Revolution are done. They are all blocked, ready for when the cooler weather comes. Which right now we are having some nice mid 70s F here (21-25 C) and it looks like summer might be cooling down already. I really hope that it doesn’t have another heat spike, I don’t like those one bit.
Speaking of cooler weather items, the Snood Barcelona out of Verdant Gryphon Eidos (which she is no longer dying, maybe you can find some in some stashes) is complete as well. I was really hoping that I would get 12 repeats of the pattern out of the yarn, to make it a little bigger. But with the remaining weight of yarn and yarn needed to complete another repeat were equal, which did not include the bind off. So I stopped at 11 repeats, did an invisible seam on the two ends and it turned out quite nicely. Another one for the, when the weather is cooler pile.
Oh and a project I started and finished since the last time I was here, the Sports were started and completed. They’re out of some left over Spud and Chloe Sweater I had from a sweater I made years ago. I only needed some contrast color for it, which I picked up maybe a year ago. They’re currently drying right now, but fit like a glove. I think I can deal with another heat wave, if I wear these and a tank top.
With three projects done, I needed to get some more things on the needles. I did cast on another Vanilla is the new Black socks, to your surprise. It is out of my last skein of Stray Cat Sock yarn and will be perfect for Halloween. But I did purchase yarn, before I looked through the stash again, since it is my birthday month. I picked up a sweater quantity of Swans Island Washable Wool Sport in this very subtle Dove color. I had a pattern in mind, though it called for a worsted weight yarn. But with some very quick calculations, I knew I could use the upper two sizes with a thinner yarn to make a sweater in my size. You can’t tell but in this photo, I was already swatching for the sweater. I am hoping it will turn out, I need to figure out a few things myself, since I’m doing this modification to the pattern. Those will come later, I need to knit to that point, so that’s what I am going to do.