Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Perfect Sweater

I signed up for the online class with Ysolda Teague through the Squam Arts Center. Hoping to learn how to knit a sweater that really fits.  I thought my Romy was going to fit well, but it is far from perfect. I think I made the armhole openings too long, that seem to make it all pull, and I'm constantly tugging at it. Might not have been the right yarn either.  Anyway, looking forward to the class.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

New Year's Stash Check In

 Yikes! I'd been looking at the Flash Your Stash posts on Ravelry and decided to take a look at mine. It was a fun hour. The only surprise was finding a skein of Lamb's Pride that I could have used on Kenny's new slippers last weekend, instead of buying a new skein. I'm so glad that I've taken the time to enter my stash on Ravelry and have been keeping it current. I don't usually include yarn in the stash if I cast on within a week or so of the purchase so it doesn't include every skein I've purchased this year. I did pretty well this year, only making eight entries!! Therefore the picture below reflects the shopping excesses of previous years. Hopefully next year I won't need the rocking chair to help display it all.  My latest spreadsheet shows it coming in at 37.8 miles. I think that's more than the last time I checked.