Monday, November 24, 2008

Stash Management

I'm loving the stash management tools on Ravelry. As I update and tweak my stash, I'm noticing that the first yarns I listed are missing a lot of details (i.e. I didn't enter the info). I'm slowly but surely adding tags, etc. to get a better grip on what I have and moreover, what I can make from it! Back to managing the stash...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Body dysmorphia and knitting

I don't buy clothes without trying them on. I swatch. I have taken measurements from a favorite, similar-fitting garment, to determine which size to knit. Sure I substitute yarns, and maybe my gauge isn't spot on, but it's "close enough." So why do I now have two sweaters that are too tight, and one that's probably too loose? I attribute it all to a mild case of body dysmorphia (and an aversion to the math that is most likely required to successfully reknit the sweaters in question).

And yes, I do crave the result enough to figure it out. (Eventually.) =;)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Unattainable

Why is it that the minute I decide to buy the yarn for a pattern I just discovered, that one of the "required" yarns is nowhere to be ordered? To add insult to injury, the pattern was just published! Arrgggh...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Any moment now

Yarn from Little Knits will be here!
I wish packages were equipped with RFID tags and they could be tracked via GPS, so instead of: on FedEx vehicle for delivery, left Benicia, CA 0734 am, you'd see: making left turn onto Water Street, 5.8 miles away from stop light on Fair Aisle Ave, 2.4 miles away from destination. And for the ultimate in package tracking, you'd be able to watch the package on a real time, clickable map. I can't be the only one who would LOVE this!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

D.I.Y. (Dye - and spin - It Yourself)

Somehow I don't see myself dyeing my own yarn (although it's tempting). What I REALLY don't see myself doing is: shearing the sheep, washing and carding the fleece, spinning, plying, and then finally dyeing the handspun yarn.

Wow! I'm saving a lot of time already...

Sunday, November 9, 2008


So nice to have clean sheets. (Every Sunday is laundry day.)

Friday, November 7, 2008


SABLE = Stash Acquired Beyond Lifetime Expectancy. Is it possible? Have I hit the limit? (Come pet my yarn...)

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Will I ever find jeans that fit? *sigh*

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

That nagging feeling

While chugging along on the front of the Louisa Harding Sloppy Joe sweater, shaping the armscyes, it occurred to me that something is off with the armscyes on the back of the sweater. I'm (not so) secretly hoping that I can simply sew up the sweater and the difference won't matter, but the closer I get to binding off the front of the sweater, the greater that nagging feeling grows...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Leveraged to the hilt...

Euphemism for "being up to your eyeballs in debt." Gotta <3 it.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Post (or improvement) a day!

Just added the virtual pet...pledge to post and/or improve the blog daily for the month of November (with the exception of the first, since it's water under the bridge).