Friday, April 13, 2007

Snow in April

When I came home from work yesterday, I found that my nephews (who are staying with us this weekend) had been busy: If you're going to get 4 inches of heavy wet snow in April, you might as well make use of it.

Sadly, Snowmen born in April have a shockingly short life span. Here's what we found when we got up this morning:
Poor, poor thing. I can't believe Howard, the wild rabbit who lives nearby, hasn't found that carrot yet.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Flashing my stash (well, some of it anyway)

Well, I'm a day late, but I thought I'd flash my stash anyway. Here it is, or about 50% of it, actually. I didn't include any leftovers or acrylics, and I completely forgot about my Knit Picks Palette sampler box, which is a shame, because that was the whole point of the color wheel layout: Can you spot the problem with this stash? (Besides the fact that it is about five years' worth of solid knitting, that is. Try looking in the lower right. That's right. I have practically no green or yellow yarn. What's up with that? I look best in green. Yellow is my favorite color. Clearly, I must now go on a mission. It's for the good of my stash!

Here's a couple of stash highlights:
Sock yarn. 18 or so pairs' worth. I like knitting socks, but probably not enough to justify a stash like this. I make maybe four pairs a year. Very odd of me.

100% Bamboo. I'm swatching this right now for a short-sleeve sweater. Here's the thing. It is making up best on Size 1 needles at 9 stitches per inch. Am I crazy to consider trying to knit a sweater on this fine of a gauge? It has a really wonderful drape and sheen. And another funny thing about this yarn. I bought it in a cone, and then wound it into cakes. I can't imagine why the hell I didn't just leave the stuff on the cone. Dope.

Three different worsted weight alpaca yarns. Bought months apart for different purposes. They seem to want to be used together. We'll see if some dark purple alpaca makes its way into the stash. Then we'll know for sure!