Sunday, July 30, 2006

runaway diet

edit: how does one get free yarn? well, one is a friend with the devilkitty, and she's been very busy this summer with school, with minimal crafting time. she did, however, organize her stash, and found some things to part with. i was only doing my job in helping her find some of these gems a new home.

the road to hell is paved with good intentions
.... i think i'm a KAL flunkie. i seem to just gain and gain, barely losing grams, ounces, yards or meters ... or miles! what's a girl to do when someone tempts her with free yarn?!
any smart knitter would do as i did, ... snatch it up, and start knitting or crocheting it, use it up before anyone notices.

my weakness this time?

sizzling hot chickami

muench's string of pearls . 6 balls of worsted wt. red hot sizzling sparkling cotton, perfect for another chickami.

i cast on last night, and am almost finished with ball #2. it should only take 5 balls + a smidge of #6.

i also ended up with about 10-12 cakes of classic elite's rockland cotton. this is an aran wt. cotton, each cake has about 173 yds. i think i'm going to use it for making washcoths, dishcloths, chickens and such. i contemplated crocheting it for a lap blanket, but ... it would be so heavy!

more yarn?!

keeping track of my rows

icarus is still on the needles. i am actually on chart 4! i don't see finishing this anytime soon though, as each row takes a ridiculous amount of time, and i'm paranoid of making a mistake. .... since i'm too stubborn to use a lifeline. lifelines are for sissys!


Saun said...

LOL! Lifelines are for sissys! That's hilarious!

Jenna said...

How did you get all of that free yarn? You must have some very good connections :)

That string of pearls looks very pretty. There's a pattern with it in the new Knitscene that I love.

Brenda said...

heh - then i'm a BIG sissy! thanks for commenting again over on my blog :)

Lolly said...

That new yarn is so pretty - yeah, how did you get it for free?? :)

Anonymous said...

I think I gave DKitty that Rockland, when I was having a big yarn closet purge a few years ago. Had to make room for a lot of Julia, or something.

Glad to see you are doing so well.

Natashua of the (help, I forgot - I have jet lag.)