Saturday, January 16, 2010

On the Horizon

Now that hubby's sweater is done, I've been scouting for other relatively sizable projects to use up the stash. Turns out that this winter is full of possibilities and such opportunities.

One such opportunity will be with the Knitting Olympics (the original, hosted by the Yarn Harlot). I'm not telling yet what I plan to knit. I suspect the project that I had in mind will be going on the needles before the big event.

Second is the Lion Brand's Winter 2010 Knit-Along. A gorgeous fisherman sweater. I am hoping to get gauge with the yarn at hand.

Third won't be until March, but you know that's not that far off. There have already been some early whisperings on the March Sweater Madness front. Very exciting.

Currently I am working on a pair of socks that was ordered by a friend to wear in her riding boots. Regia 4-ply on 2.5mm, extra long leg. Legs and heels done on both socks and I hope to have the feet completed today.

Turns out that I chickened out from counting the stash, but I will attempt to keep track of used up stash this year.

Although my yarn diet has been in effect since January 1st, I would like to confess that some has entered the house (purchased online way back end November, if I remember correctly). 100% Mongolian Cashmere:

• Weight: 50 grams per ball(About 1.76 oz)
• Yardage: 600 yards per ball
• Color# beige 086
• Hand wash in lukewarm water, lay flat to dry.
• Gauge: 32-36 stitches per 4.0 inches/10cm.
• Suggested needle size: U.S. 1-3 (2.25-3.25mm).

It's absolutely delicious! 4 balls of beige, 1 black and 1 dark chocolate brown. It took a while to get here because I was too cheap to spring for the expedited shipping but it's in my possession now and I'm in love!

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