Tuesday, September 23, 2008

21 dishcloth challange!

So I was looking at my stash tonight and realized that I had no more room in the 2 totes that I have my dish cloth cotton in.Refusing the thought of "Oh I need another tote" I was going to knit 10 dish clothes before I got anymore. Well, in an effort of using the yarn house as a destashing technique I filled a room in the house with the cotton and stated to plurk and the world that I will try to use up as much yarn as I put in that room before my birthday. So the long and the short of it: I'm trying to knit 21 dish cloths before my 21st birthday, starting today I have until october 16th to complete them. I've already knit 1 1/2, and I have tomorrow off. If all I do is knit tomorrow I'll probably complete 4 more, but don't take that as the gospel, I have alot on my plate right now. :)
I'm not going to cry if I don't finish them. It's just a small goal to help me destash a bit. :)



Monday, September 22, 2008

Yes it has been awhile, yet again!

I just haven't had alot to blog about. I have been knitting, but not alot of FO's to show off. But you know, I'm back now, so let's talk yarn!
Tis the season to be thinking of your Christmas crafting! Yup, I said the C word.
Stop groaning, you all knew it was coming along soon anyway!
On the report I'm throwing out my old list and starting fresh.
I'm crocheting my sister a throw. It is a big granny square in 3 shades of green. I have started it and I'm about 1/2 way threw the first ball out of 12.
I'm almost finished with a crochet log cabin blanket, 14 more squares to go. I'm not sure who this is going to, but I'll find some one who will like it.
I'm going to turn the dots blanket that I have been working on into a doll blanket. I have come to realize that I will never finish it unless I down size it. What to do with all that extra yarn? Hooded baby blankets for all my knocked up friends! lol
I also want to give another go at a fish blanket for my nephew. I have all the yarn, I just need to sit down and DO IT.
In other knitting:
I'm also working on a double stranded 100% wool blanket that I plan on felting slightly. I started this project to use up a bunch single skeins of wool I bought with no inclination on what to make. This will be for myself when it gets finished. It is already is a fair size, I work on it during chilly nights.
I'm knitting myself another sweater with plans (not to mention yarn) for at least 4 more.I'm knitting on 3 pairs of socks that I hope to finish during Socktober. I'm crocheting a baby blanket of smaller granny squares for a baby of unknown origins as of yet. My friends have been cranking them out as of late so my stash of baby knits has been coming in handy as gifts. An older friend of mine has 2 daughters expecting, I gave them each a blanket out of my stash, I'm glad I have them so I don't make myself crazy trying to crank them out at the rate they are coming! lol
Burp cloths are another favorite knit right now. I've sold some dish clothes recently so I need to build up my stash of those again. They get really popular around Christmas.
I'm debating on what pattern I'm going to use up a bunch of old acrylic I have. I might do another giant granny and give it to someone for Christmas, time depending.
I wont make myself crazy this year, even though I finished in record time last year. :)
That reminds me to put in for the first weekend of December off... I do that to make sure I have enough time to finish things. With hubby at work and plenty of netflix to keep me interested I'm always done on time.