Monday, January 12, 2009

More Noro to add to the stash..

I should be writing a paper for my film class right now but instead, I've been playing around on Ravelry and buying more yarn. I'm refraining from any more yarn shopping after this but it was only 3 skeins of Noro Silk Garden to add to my other 7 skeins for the Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole. No more after this - pinky swear!


I haven't attempted doing entrelac yet but from what I've read, it's not supposed to be nearly as scary to do as it looks. I've got two different colors for this - 224 and 226 - which I'm going to alternate. I've decided I have to wait and finish up some of my other UFOs before starting it. Even though I reeeally want to start it right now! I think I need to learn a little more self-control when it comes to my knitting. And yarn collecting.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Starting over.

I've decided my knitting blog needed a total revamp and I totally intend to actually write in this damn thing! I've got a project for this year. I'm doing a bit of an experiment and keeping count of all the yarn I add to my stash this year, pictures included, because I've been thinking about it and wondering just how much yarn I really add to my stash every year. Here's what I've added so far.


Wild Rivers Wool Company 100% Local Alpaca. I picked this up at the Wild Rivers Wool Company in Langlois which is located about 45 minutes down the coast from me. I love alpaca. Love!


Rowan Felted Tweed in Avocado that I ordered from The Backwards Loop. I'm planning on using this yarn for the Coraline cardigan from Ysolda Teague.

I just ordered 2 skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock, a skein of Dream in Color Classy, and a skein of Malabrigo Worsted. I'm so excited to try the Dream in Color yarn as I've been wanting to try it for a long time and even though it's a little on the spendy side, the colorways are too gorgeous to pass up.


I'm working on the Ithacowl right now and using Silver Rose Ranch 100% Alpaca which works great because the alpaca doesn't have a whole lot of stitch definition but it's so soft and fuzzy and alpaca-y! I can't believe how long it's taking me to get it done...then again, schoolwork has been keeping me from my precious knitting. Stupid college.