Saturday, September 20, 2014

Yarn Report - Week Ending 9/18/14

The School Spirit Cowl was completed which used 214 yards.

I've gone a little crazy on ordering yarn this month. Let's just say they're early birthday presents to myself. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. Nothing has come in yet, but I ordered (directly from Germany) a sweater's quantity worth of Wollmeise's new sportweight yarn, Blend (564 yards/skein of merino, cashmere and nylon). Several knitters have said it's as good, if not better, than Bugga yarn. 

Then earlier this week I received an email that Elann will be closing their online shop and selling yarn through Amazon so I had a gift card balance that needed to be used up before November. Both packages should be arriving in the next week.

Used this Week: 214 yards
Used/Destashed To Date: 7,857 yards

Added this Week: 0 yards
Added To Date: 18,912 yards

Net Used/Destashed: (11,055) yards

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Friday, September 19, 2014

On the Needles - 9/19/14

My School Spirit Cowl is now off the needles. I almost immediately cast on my next Loopy Academy assignment - Wurm hat. The brim is complete. The yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Thraven Fledge. I love the stitch definition in this yarn. After I took this picture, I finished two repeats but it was too dark to take another picture.

No more progress has been made on my Heathered Cardigan. Once I finish the hat, I will get back to Heathered.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Knitting Plan

I mentioned the other day that had it not been for Sheri announcing the Loopy Academy that I had a knitting plan. When I went to start my second project, I couldn't find the needles I was looking for. After searching for a bit, I found the needle with a hat that I wanted to knit that goes with a cowl I knit last year. This got me thinking again about making a list of projects that I should concentrate on for the rest of this year. Aside from the Loopy Academy projects, the rest really don't have any deadlines so the list is not in any particular order.

  1. Loopy Academy hat project.
  2. Loopy Academy mittens project.
  3. Finish Heathered cardigan (pockets, sleeves, buttonband)
  4. Fjord Hat
  5. Finish Wavy Daffodil Cowl
  6. Finish Dianthe (sleeve #2, buttonband)
  7. Finish Charleston Tea (buttonband)
  8. BlueSand Cardigan
If I could finish Heathered and Dianthe, my yarn report would definitely look better.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

School Spirit Cowl - Loopy Academy Finish #1

I completed my first project assignment for the first semester of Loopy Academy. The pattern is Three-Season Cowl (free at Ravelry). The yarn is Biscotte & Cie - Felix in the Eragon colorway.

Loopy felt photogenic today so he showed up to help model my finished cowl.

He thinks the cowl would also make a nice afghan.

I have two assignments left, the hat and mittens. The hat was cast on this afternoon.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Yarn Report - Week Ending 9/12/14

Well, I told you it was coming! It all arrived last Saturday. Good thing hubby didn't notice both packages.

Five skeins of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Heavyweight in Cranberry Bogged.  The picture leans towards red, but it's a wonderful Cranberry color!

My school supplies arrived for the Loopy Academy - top right Cascade 220 in Magenta (mittens), bottom right - Biscotte & Cie Felix in Eragon (cowl), bottom left Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Thraven Fledge (hat). Of course, I had to buy a book bag to hold my school supplies. I've had my eye on this bag ever since it was available.

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used/Destashed To Date: 7,643 yards

Added this Week: 3,012 yards
Added To Date: 18,912 yards

Net Used/Destashed: (11,269) yards

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On the Needles - 9/12/14

I didn't quite reach my goal of finishing the body on Heathered this week. That darn 1x1 ribbing on Size 2 needle took forever (and gave me some elbow pain). I need to cast off the hem and finish the pockets. When I finish that, I may cast on (and finish) one of my Loopy Academy projects before tackling the sleeves.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Yarn Report - Week Ending 9/5/14

Well, nothing to report this week. My Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn hasn't arrived yet but I'm sure a lot of people placed orders before the prices went up. There is other yarn on the way though. The Loopy Ewe has replaced their quarterly challenges with the Loopy Academy. Once my school supplies (yarn) arrive, I will get started right away. Hard to believe I'm going to be a freshman again. LOL

The funny thing is that just last weekend I had created a knitting plan for the rest of the year. After I finish Heathered, I was going to knit either Sambuca or BlueSand. Guess that plan may be put on hold for a bit. If only there were more hours in the day.

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used/Destashed To Date: 7,643 yards

Added this Week: 0 yards
Added To Date: 15,900 yards

Net Used/Destashed: (8,257) yards

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