So far this weekend I’ve been mostly busy cleaning out “stuff.” I have a lovely collection of boxes (possibly from yarn or other purchases) that I finally got around to breaking down and piling in other boxes for the trip to the dumpster, two cabinets purged of old patterns I no longer want/need to keep, digging through sock pattern books (looking for a pattern I thought was in one of them but it’s not) and making a pile of those books that I don’t want to keep. So, although some things are more tidy, that tidying made some “piles” that I need to finish going through to sort out. Eventually it will all get taken care of but every little bit helps.
The yarn has been put back in the storage tubs (except for the stuff I pulled out for the next couple of projects). I have a few items to sort through, bury a couple ends on, and then decide which of those knits I’m keeping for myself, which go into the gifting pile, and which go in to the donation pile.
I did finish off several more items since last weekend. Three more pairs of fingerless mitts. I have one more left to make to complete the 12 pair goal but they are so simple to make and make great gifts that I’m sure I’ll be making more. I also finished the Need for Speed Cowl in chunky yarn – quick knit and seed stitch on large needles has a great drape. This is the coziest cowl to wear. The colors are off in this photo – red is so hard to get a true photo of – all the colors are much darker.
I also started a new scarf (or I may make it into a cowl – I’m undecided at this point) using some matching Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Haze and Merino Lace. I’m loving the way this is looking.
In searching through the knitting books I forgot I had one that has a section on Magic Loop sock knitting. Although I hadn’t planned on getting the Loop de loop badge or the yarnathon (project using magic loop) I am going to try it on a pair of socks once more. I think when I previously tried I didn’t have a long enough needle cord which made it more difficult. So I’ve got a longer needle and will try one last time and if it’s not for me – just stick with my double pointed needles. The other good thing about purging the pile of pattern print outs — stuck in the middle of the stack was a bunch of DPNs I hadn’t been able to find. They are in a clear plastic envelope type holder but it’s smaller than a sheet of paper so I didn’t even know it was mixed in that pile.
Coffee break is over – a bit more cleaning to do today before I call it quits.