Sunday, December 02, 2007

Yarn Diet?

What a wonderful day! We had some snow today. It really wasn't alot, but it was nice to be home snuggled up and warm with no particular place to go. I love days like this. I can read, knit or explore on the computer. I still have a lot of work to do on my computer and I have definately been postponing it too long.

I have been reading. I am getting close to reaching my goal of 58 books read before the end of the year. I have read the following: Thursdays at Eight by Debbie Macomber, Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, Looking for Peyton Place by Barbara Delinsky (this one makes me want to go back and read Peyton Place - God I remember how I hid this so my mother didn't see it), Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair by Crazy Aunt Purl (she's not crazy, but a great story teller), The Undomestic Godess by Sophie Kinsella (I love all of her books), Daddy's Girl by Lisa Scottoline, Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter by Stephanie Pearl McFee, and I'm enjoying the books by Sue Grafton: A is for Alibi, B is for Burgler, C is for Corpse, and D is for Deadbeat. When Sue's books came out I had no desire to read them and now I am going through the series and eating them up. What great stories!

These take me to 56 books read, so I only have two more to go to reach the goal of 58. I should be able to do that by the end of December. I already started E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton.

I still need to knit 4 more comfortghan squares to meet my goal of 12 by the end of the year. I have one started so I really need to get knitting with those. Next year I will make my goal 18.

I'm working on two pairs of socks. A pair using Yarn Pirate yarn and another using Trekking XXL. I am also working on my stuffed mittens. One is almost completed and then I can start on the second one. I have to complete the Noro scarf. I'm almost half way done, but it seems like it might be shorter than it's suppose to be. I can order more yarn, but the dye lots may not be the same although it may not matter since I am alternating the yarn.

I have gotten more yarn. Some Vesper sock yarn from Knitterly Things. Two great colorways: Candy Corn and Crew.

Vesper Sock Yarn
From Little Knits I got Noro Transistions at a bargain price. It's discontinued so I couldn't resist. I can make scarves out of it.
Little Knits - Noro Transitions
I couldn't pass up this yarn from Little Knits. The color is amazing for socks. It's Fly Knits in the Monarch colorway.
Fly Knit Pait - Monarch
And, I got my Yarn Pirate sock club yarn. I like the color, but I'm thinking that I won't renew the sock club when it's done. I have enough Yarn Pirate yarn and I'm not sure that I like how it's been knitting up in the Spooky colorway and hope I don't have the same problem with the rest of the yarn that I have. The colorway is Solstice. It's a pretty blue and purple BFL yarn.
Yarn Pirate - Booty Club - Solstice
I want to get more Noro Silk Garden yarn for scarves and of course the Noro Sock Yarn to try and I definately want to get more Wollmeise. Except for those, I am going on a yarn diet at the beginning of the year. I have enough to knit from my stash for quite awhile.

1 comment:

Laurie (Moo!) said...

Love all of your new yarn. I just got some Silk Garden to make Lady Eleanor and it's so nice! And I have some Wollmeise in my stash...just waiting patiently.

I'm with you on the yarn diet. Nothing more until April! Cross your fingers it holds. (Unless Kraemer's gets some fantastic stuff on their shelves.)