Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Hello, friendly neighbourhood you have anything for lightheadedness?

My yarn stash “fits” in “a couple of boxes” (where “fits” = “fills a space vaguely approximating the volume of, if you squint and pretend really hard”, and “a couple of boxes” = “a couple of real boxes plus some imaginary box-shaped spaces”).

So I was looking through a box (one of the real ones) the other day, and I realized I could free up space for more yarn by giving the finished items to their intended recipients. Imagine the possibilities!

Consider this baby blanket (Ripple Afghan, made with Plymouth Fantasy Naturale).

There is a sweater's worth of yarn yearning to take its place. There is also one small snag.

There are about 60 thingummybobs to weave in. I have never been good at this, and the prospect makes me slightly lightheaded.

Then there is the Peacock Feathers Shawl, which always makes me feel warm and happy...
... until I remember it's still unblocked and the ends are dangling about, mocking me. By the way, Theresa, this pattern is fantastic. I highly recommend it.

Everyone on the count of 3: I am ashamed.


silverarrowknits said...

I really like the Peacock Shawl! I think I am going to have to add that to my list of things that I must knit immediately.

Theresa said...

So lovely. Is that in Zephyr? Because I think I may be making it in the same color. I wanted to evoke a peacock, not look like one!

sloth-knits said...

Hi Theresa,

Thanks! It's actually some hand-dyed yarn I got from Mind's Eye Yarn in Boston. It's hard to tell from the photo but the colour is variegated.