Sunday, December 17, 2006

Knittage!

There has been some!

And I'm blogging about it!

Both seem to be rare things lately.

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Fyberspates socks. We now have a sock and a half. These will be finished well before the end of the year and that means I'll have completed the little goal I set myself when I joined 200Sox. I wanted to knit 12 pairs of socks this year. Hurrah!

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I've also completed the back and started the front of Turbulence from Knitting Nature. Not very exciting yet, I'm afraid. I'm always surprised at how quickly knitting grows when I actually put some time and effort into it!

I found out on Friday that my boss is planning to take her full year's worth of maternity leave which means I'll be covering her job for another 6 months. Good news on the bank balance front not so good for the stress levels! The thought of another 6 months at a higher pay rate has prompted me to think about upgrading a few things.

First thing I've started lusting over is one of these. If I stick to my saving plan it could be mine by the end of January...

Which brings me to Wendy's latest idea. Knit From Your Stash 2007. I don't have a huge stash but I do have more than enough yarn (particularly sock yarn) and spinning fibre to keep me going for quite a while. So I think I'll join in but I'm going to adapt Wendy's rules to suit me better.

My rules for Knit from your stash 2007:
1. The Knit-From-Your-Stash-a-Thon will start January 1, 2007 and run through December 31, 2007 -- a period of twelve months.

2. I will not buy any yarn during that period, with the following exceptions:
2.a. Sock yarn does count.
2.b. If someone asks for a specific knitted gift that I really and truly do not have the yarn for, I may buy yarn to knit that gift.
2.c. If I'm knitting something and run out of yarn, I may purchase enough to complete the project. Edited to add: I've just started buying yarn for Lizard Ridge (only 4 balls bought so far) so I WILL be buying more Noro Kureyon for this! Does that make me a cheat before I even start? :-)
2.d. I get one "Get Out of Jail Free" card -- I'm allowed to fall off the wagon one time. I will use this for Woolfest.

3. I'm allowed to receive gifts of yarn but I'm going to cut back on swaps.

4. Spinning fiber is exempt but only if it is for a specific purpose. Weaving yarn is also exempt but, once again, only for a specific purpose.

Now I feel virtuous!

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