Monday, August 28, 2006

Hello, blog....

So I've been sort of absent lately. But I've still been busy with knitterly things!

I've learned how to graft....

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I've been knitting on things....

Fleece Artist socks!
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Lotus Blossom shawl (just needs to be bound off and blocked)!
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I've also been stashing....

Noro, Koigu, Rowan:
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I have been stashings like mad (I just remembered a couple of sock yarns that I forgot to photograph) because 1)looking at yarn and planning projects relaxes me and 2)I aim to start a new, budgety thinking-of-the-future type of existence wherein the goal is to put away at least 10%, if not more, of my stipend into savings each month. Not sure how successful that will be, especially during those plane ticket-buying or estimated tax-paying months, but it certainly means fewer yarn purchases on the whole. So I have to get it all out of my system now!

I am also starting to think about Christmas presents, and while I would love to knit those from stash, there are very few people that I knit for (read: my sister) who have even the remotest chance of sharing my tastes in yarn/colours. And my mom doesn't want any handknit socks. And I don't stash boring boy colours.