Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I've been a bad little boy....

My 4 by October has slown to a standstill!

Okay… maybe not a standstill… but I feel that I’ve lost some sort of momentum…. And I’ve been a baaaad little boy in terms of destashing…

In the last 24 hours I’ve purchased 3 hanks of yarn over the internet… 1 hank from Etsy through Sarah Brown Designs… she has a line of yarn called the Bloodlust series all inspired by True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris (I’m a BIG fan of both… still have to read the last book that came out!)  She had a skein of sock yarn inspired by the character Quinn… one of Sookie’s upcoming Beau’s (for those of you who watch the show but don’t read the books!).  He is basically my favorite of Sookie’s non-vampire lovers… (SPOILERS! EEEK!) and he’s a weretiger… So the yarn is orange and black, natch!  With Halloween coming up, I definitely couldn’t resist!

The second hank is a hank of 80/20 Twin  from Wollmeise… I’ve been hearing nothing but good stuff about this yarn and the loopy ewe NEVER has anything in stock… so I scoured the Ravelry Destash and For Sale Boards till I found one that I could bear to purchase (at $30 a skein retail… this better be some buttery-yum yarn!)  I found a nice Red to orange colorway (colors I don’t normally wear… but I want to branch out my color palette… so oh well.) Apparently people are going nuts over this yarn… and I guess I just wanted to see what all the freakin’ fuss is about!

The third is a hank of madelinetosh Prairie in the shoreline colorway.  I recently purchased 2 skeins of this yarn at Abuelita’s and I realized that I need about 200 more yards to make the Bridgewater wrap pattern from Jared Flood’s Made in Brooklyn pattern book from Classic Elite yarns.  *sigh*  what’s a willful boy like me to do?

So it’s 2 steps forward when I finished the Springtime Bandit Last week (I've even worn it out on a night of debauchery already! see below)… and like 5 steps back over the course of the past 24 hours!

Last night I came to realize that I really needed to work on my sample for the cable workshop I would be teaching at Abuelita’s on the 18th of this month.  So I spent last night fiddling with a simple cable pattern that will work as a solid foundation for this scarf… we’ll see how it all goes!  I’ve definitely settled on an easy cowl pattern.

Sadly… the recent buying binge, and the work on the sample has put all my 4 by October projects on hold…  Hopefully I’ll be able to find some time to work on some knitting this upcoming long weekend.

We're pretty warm and toasty by this part of the night... sorry for the
The old college gang

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