Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sock Yarn, in Review

Many people spend New Years' Eve reflecting on the years' accomplishments or prepping for a big party. This seems natural, as we're ending one year and starting a new one.

So how do I do it? Weighing squares for my sock yarn blankie. I started in March, using only washable, fingering weight yarn that was leftover from previous projects. They don't have to be socks, because I use that weight yarn for lots of things, but they definitely have to be leftovers.

I'm including the yardage in my 2009 12 mile quest instead of saving them for whenever the blanket is finished because it would totally skew that year. In other words;
1173 yds

Knit Picks Essential: 619 yds
Knit Picks Imagination: 70 yds
Knit Picks Gloss: 70 yds
Mountain Colors Bearfoot: 154 yds
Koigu KPPPM: 202 yds
Plymouth Happy Feet: 58 yds

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Stashbusting Purple Stripes


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Originally uploaded by thebookstoregirl

This is the stashbusting sweater that wouldn't die. It's partner sweater, for the Little Dude, was done in three days. This one was not significantly different in construction, yet took something like 8 months. I just wasn't feeling it. And, now, it's actually a bit too big. Sweet Pea likes wearing it, so that's something.

There are 5 different yarns and I could figure out the exact yardage, but I'm just going to use the put up from the Cashmerino Aran, which makes up the most of it. That's 522 yds, and pretty soon we'll be taking stock of total yardage this year.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Greyhawk Sweater pics


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Originally uploaded by thebookstoregirl

Finals are done, grades are submitted, and I'm finally getting around to posting some FO pics! This is my NaKniSweMo project, cast off on the final day of November. The blocking was more of a felting process, so it may be destined to be a cardigan. We shall see. As it is, I haven't worn it very much. But, I've moved on to bigger things...

Well, smaller, but stranded and just wait until you see!

Details on this sweater? 922 yards of merino style. The rest is here.

P.S. I'm still trying to figure out how to post pictures from my flickr account. I seem to only get one picture per blog entry. Weird.