Sunday, December 30, 2012

The May to December Post

Happy (almost) New Year. I've been trying to write this post for a couple of months now. Had to get it out before the year ended so that I could cross it off my 2012 list.

I've been all over the place this year craftwise. My obsessions have ranged from lever knitting to navajo plying. My creative pursuits have been greatly influenced by what I see on The Rav and what my lovely enablers friends are doing. I somehow signed up for Joji's Mystery Shawl and I don't even like shawls, go figure. I'm using stash yarn so if the color combo looks crazy, blame it on the stash.

Mystery shawl - Clue 1

I've been pretty good about not adding too much to my already enormous yarn stash. My principle for acquisitions has been quality over quantity since my stash is acrylic heavy. I only bought one skein of yarn at Rhinebeck this year and I got two skeins of yarn from my visit to Chicago on Thanksgiving that I couldn't resist (it was on sale).

I do slip every now and again but it has to be a good reason. Its hard to make sweaters when I'm buying a skein here and a skein there so I bought yarn at this years Smileys Manhattan sale with a sweater in mind. It has been a while since I've bought yarn like that.

When talking about my wool stash for spinning, that's a whole 'nother story. I'm not even going to confess the damage done at Rhinebeck....at least not yet.

Happy crafting and I hope you all have a spectacular New Year!

1 comment:

Sharon V said...

Happy New Year! I can't imagine what your shawl is going to look like (is that fringe?), but I'm sure it'll be a worthwhile knit.