We have a fairly small house (but it’s paid for so I’m not complaining)- 6 rooms, all smallish, but lots of closet space. Probably plenty and some to spare for the non-knitter, non-seamstress, non-bookaholic. There’s a large, cedar lined walk-in closet in the master bedroom; two linen closets- one upstairs, one down; a coat closet in the hall; a large closet in the office; lots of storage space in the utility room; and a huge walk-in closet behind DD#2’s bedroom (she has two small closets in her room, so she doesn’t get it.) Oodles of space you’d think, but for us- well, me- it’s not enough. I’ve run out of stash space. It’s piling up in the upstairs hallway, in a corner of our bedroom, and on my filing cabinet and treadmill.
My solution: start knitting everything at once. So here’s some of what I’ve got going.
This is my New York yarn. The scarf I finished and have worn. I love the colors, but not the way the fringe wants to clump. It's a simple pattern: R1-3 knit, R4 knit, wrapping yarn twice then dropping the extras wraps on the next row, R5-7 knit, R8 wrap yarn 3 times. I did do a fancier lace stitch on the ends, but it was using too much yarn and it doesn't really show up anywho. I'm going to love the sweater, but I don't remember what mag the pattern is in. I cleaned up too well.
This is the Baby Surprise Sweater- an EZ pattern that I love. It's for friends having their first baby in March. I have enough yarn to knit a blanket, too, so thought I'd get started. If you have the pattern, check this site for step by step instructions and lovely pictures. The sweater is on the beach bag I got for my birthday that somehow never made it to the beach. :)
The Merangue is finished except for the buttons. It's cozy and cuddly as long as I don't actually touch it. You can really see the difference in the color on the neck and front facings, but it's it's not as obvious in person. I don't think. Maybe I'll go check.
I've started simple stockinette cardigans with washable yarn for my sister and I (hi Shannon). Her's is the purple, which is actually purtier and purplier in person, using a pattern in Knitter's Stash. Mine is the other one, of course, using the My First Cardigan in the March 2002 Knit It! My old navy throw-on-anytime-cardi that I knit when I was pg with our 16-year old has had it. Time for a new one.
These are my Fluted Banister Socks for the Six Socks Knitalong.
Here's the lace edge I've started on Shannon's ponch and as usual ran out of yarn (because I used some to knit a hat and scarf thinking there was another skein which there wasn't). So off to Wal-Mart today, and back in the WIP pile.
And finally, the Bob the Builder Sweater. No, I know you can't see him. Not yet. His face will be on a pocket on the front, and one of the bulldozer things will be knit in the back. The hat's another for the homeless shelter. I know I don't have 50 yet, but I'm getting there. The bag is getting so heavy it broke the plastic hook it was hanging from.
That's it for today! I won't show you pictures of the purse I started, the hat to go with the Wal-mart scarf, or the swatching I've been doing with the other yarn I can't find a place for. It's past my bedtime and CSI is coming on in a few minutes. Knit on! And Happy Thanksgiving.