Thursday, July 26, 2012

Another Huge DONE!

Talk about a stash buster!  18 balls of Sirdar Deluxe Mohair, gone out of the stash.  It was well aged.  Yay!  It fits a king-sized bed.  If you read the previous post and took note of my panic, worry not.  I decided to short-change the pattern by two rows and managed to cast off with a tiny bit of yarn left over.  The sigh of relief was very dramatic as my daughter can attest.   I am thrilled it's done. It will be going to the Exhibition in a couple weeks and after that will most likely live in my daughter's room.

Now I am contemplating my next knit.  From the stash for sure, but I'm not prepared to work on UFOs at the moment. I'm thinking another project with yarn that is taking up a lot of room, one that's been lingering around longer than necessary. 

I'm on a mission to reduce the monstrous stash.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I'm "that" close to finishing that lace blanket.  Ran out of yarn.  Sirdar Deluxe Mohair in white to be precise!    It's discontinued!  EEEK! 

Can anyone out there help me??

Saturday, July 14, 2012


My March Sweater Madness sweater is finally done.  Actually it's been finished for a couple weeks but I'm sure you've noticed my lack of blogging.  Laziness is the short answer. 

Anyway, here it is:

It fits.  I like it, and so does my daughter.  I'm going to have to keep a close eye on it lest it end up in her closet!

Currently I'm working on a mohair blanket.  It's getting really big and since it's been so hot the last few days, I've been avoiding working on.  I want it done though because it's a major stash busting project.  It's bright and it makes me happy.  It's a feather and fan lace pattern I got out of one of those little knitting mysteries. Don't make me look up my notes.  I will tell you later when I post a photo of the finished item.  I had to cast on over 260 stitches, and it reaches to my shoulders so far.  Yup, it's going to be pretty big.

I'm itching to get started on another (read new) project!  But truth be told, the Olympic sweater has been staring at me from it's basket so it might not happen for a few weeks.