I’ve started my Making Waves socks and worked the Stripes Go Round up to the armpits, but not photo-op worthy progress yet. I’ve been considering going on a yarn and project starting diet, but thankfully I put it off. See, I really need a poncho as I don’t have one. Nanc started one using this pattern so I thought I should, too. I got this huge cone of wool on Ebay, and I wish I know from where. It's very soft and light- just what I wanted in a poncho. Something to cuddle in without weighin' me down.
I also started a scarf with Boa for my sister for Christmas. It is good to start Christmas presents early.
And a scarf with this unknown entity and this pattern. I think matching gloves would be lovely. I don’t know what kind of yarn it is as there is no label, so I tried the burn test. And then I tried it again and again and again. And again. Finally decided to stop before I ran out of yarn, then I guess it really wouldn’t matter what it’s made of. Yarn is almost as fun to burn as it is to knit, but I still don’t know what it is.
On the way home from the beach, DD#2, the artist in the family, wanted to stop and get some paper to draw on. So we did. She was making cute cartoon characters, and I asked if she’d draw one knitting. So she did. She drew this…
I’ll have to frame them, of course, but I’m wondering if I can make iron-ons with them for tote bags. Knitters never have enough tote bags.
Smiley’s Yarns has Encore DK on sale, so I had to buy some for a baby set I get to knit for a friend. Got some other colors, too, just ‘cause. Actually I want to knit the Three Penny Pullover in this fall’s IK, and my sister likes washable sweaters, and I got a few skeins for charity knitting. They are great tweedy colors.
But starting September 1st, no more yarn and no more starting projects other than keeping a hat for the homeless shelter on the needles, and a baby hat or booties for charity. But that’s all. No more for the whole month of September. No matter what. No drooling over the Elann site, and I will delete every Herrschners email that sez “Sale Yarns have been updated!” No, really- I will. And if I can refrain from buying any more yarn until we go to Blacksburg in October, I will treat myself to some Kureyon which I have never had and so richly deserve.