xtina’s complusions to obsessively knit

Lots of goodies October 28, 2007

Filed under: New Purchases,Stash,WIP — iamknit @ 1:26 pm

It’s Sunday at 1PM and I’m already contemplating a nap. This morning Lara and I “ran” Bill’s Pizzeria 5K Road Race to benefit the Travis Roy Foundation. I’m glad we did it but I’m exhausted and sore.

This week’s trip to NYC was eventful for several reasons 😉 but here is net result knitting-wise:

I worked on the ribbing for Anais and it’s almost complete. Hopefully but the end of the day today I’ll be onto the body and get a better sense of whether or not my “knit in the round” planning will pan out.

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While I was in New York I hit up School Products yarn shop. I have to say, I wasn’t overly impressed. Maybe after Purl and The Point everything else is just downhill.

Of course, this didn’t stop me from buying something. One of the nice things about the store is their selection of yarn cones by the pound. I bought some bulky superwash wool for just $12/lb. (for those of you non-knitters, that’s spectacular). I bought 2.98 lbs of a tan and 1.81 lbs of a royal blue.

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I’m pissed at myself because I walked right by Habu Textiles on my way there and didn’t even know it. Oh well-I guess this just means I’ll have to go back to the city.

Then yesterday I bought these:

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They’re perfect for handknit socks! Now if I could just finish the 2nd sock in a pair…

The Negative Knitter


I need your help! September 23, 2007

Filed under: Stash — iamknit @ 8:04 pm

I need to make a decision-it’s not life or death but it’s bothering me. I have 20 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca in a chocolate brown color and I need to decide what to do with it. So here’s a question for (the two of [LuAnne and Danielle]) you. What should I make with it?

Alpaca Twill?:






Decisions… decisions…

They both require TONS of yarn. I would end up shortening either but I still need to choose either one or the other.


Yard sale knits and stash organization July 15, 2007

Filed under: Stash — iamknit @ 10:14 pm

When I went to my parent’s house for breakfast this morning my mom presented me with this:


A McCall’s knitting and crochet magazine from 1981; before I was even born! She bought it for a quarter at a yard sale. Pretty cool, huh? It’s really intriguing to look a what knits were popular over 25 years ago, just how much has changed and even what has stayed the same.

There are definitely some questionable designs in there such as these…


…but there are also a few things I’d consider making

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The gray sweater would be great for the New England fall-possibly in a different color. I like the idea of the green sweater (minus the plastic purple pin at the top) but I would probably alter the neckline, maybe a scoop neck, and 3/4 length sleeves.

Plus, look at all the hotties in this book 🙂 It’s worth looking through just for the eye candy alone!

I also spent several hours today organizing my stash. I have yarn all over the place in my apartment; most of it is just thrown into bags any place I could fit it. I decided it was time to get organized and get everything into sealed bags. Here’s what about 2/3 of it looked like on my couch:

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Then I had to figure out where to put it all. I wanted to avoid putting any of it back underneath my side table next to the couch so here’s the temporary solution:

Stash 2

Now I just need to complete the final 1/3!

I’m off to Detroit Rock City tomorrow for a meeting-you know what that means!?- up to 6 hours of in transit knitting time. Hooray!