I just finished clue 4 for the Mystery sock knit along. I was worried that maybe they will be too tight - but I looked and the last sock knit along (with the same yarn) was done with the same size needles. So, I'm feeling better. I can't wait for the next few clues.
I have finally finished the first 2 oz of the second to last Oceanwind Knits club. The green still has to be spun and then plyed with the pink. After that I still have one more kit from Oceanwind ... so I'll have to think of something dreamy to do with it. Slow progress. But, progress none the less.
I have a goal to knit up at least half of my sock yarn and half of my regular yarn in the next 2 years. I decided to do the math and figured out some interesting numbers. Here are some totals.
I have 71,973 yards of yarn. (75 pairs worth off sock yarn and 38 sweaters and or hats)
The width of Alaska is 2,604,800 yards. Which means I have ~3% of the width of Alaska in yarn. OUCH!
Let's take into consideration that I did a handsome amount of knitting this past year and I knit 12,567 yards worth in 2009. This means that it will take me ~6 years to work through my whole stash. Therefore .... I really am sticking with my not buying of anything new and working through the stash. Wish me luck!
Here is the last roving from Oceanwind Knits. If you haven't checked out her stuff you really should. I'm sorry to see her club stopping and hoping that in the future it will start up again. My first shipment from the new fiber club showed up this past week. I still haven't finished up the previous club fibers (last two rovings) ... but I'm working on it. This is called Citrus and is BFL - 4 oz.
Well the second clue came in early yesterday. I noticed it around 7:30pm. Of course I jumped on it and got the first sock through clue two of the mystery sock knit along. I bet I get sock 2 done tonight.
I know - it has been a while since I posted any real knitting progress. That is what happens when you catch a cold I guess. I'm currently waiting on the second clue for the Girls Night Out Mystery Knit along. Should be tomorrow I think.
On other knitting fronts I've finished mitten 1 of The Tree of Life Mitten. Because I'm using two colors I've pulled the yarn a bit tighter than my gauge called for - this means that the mitten is a bit small. I've tried to block it out bigger (we'll see once it dries).
This was the last kit that came from Oceanwind Knits. There is a green and pink section. I still haven't decided if I'll do pink double plyed or pink plyed with green. I'll have to decide before I get too far.
While looking at socks made out of Online sock yarn (looking for something in particular and not finding it), I decided to try something new this year. Every day (or so) I'll randomly find a person on Ravelry (based on a knitted item, or avatar or comment) and start reading their blogs. I of course wont be able to keep up with 365 new blogs ... but I'm going to give it a try. Death By Knitting was the first today! There are so many great blogs out there by crafty people .... I'm excited to be inspired by the fiber world!
I have bags of left over yarn. I've been slowly trying to use them (ties and weaving projects and baby socks). But, my plan for 2010 is to move through larger amount of it. I'm made 3 sets of 50g balls in a plan to work socks out of them. I'm sure they will be fun to make and the colors will be LOUD LOUD LOUD!
pssst ... Anne do you notice any of your leftovers in there?
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!