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!

5 comments:

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.)