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Random Monday

Oh man, I’m so tired and hungry, but it’s going to be another 20 minutes before dinner is ready. That’s a good time to sit down and write a blog post, right? Pfft, coherence is overrated.

* I was winning the “chicken sleeping situation” battle, until tonight. Tonight, Dolly managed to work her way up there again. I give up.

* The Knit Picks Chroma yarn is a loosely-spun single, the kind of yarn you need a sharp needle to knit. Frustrated with my dull bamboo straights, I went online and confirmed that yes, you can just sharpen your bamboo knitting needles with sandpaper. Now: super pointy!

* We’re practically to the end of Wovember, and I kept meaning to talk about it, but I never did, and now it’s pretty much too late. Long story short: I almost never knit with yarn that isn’t at least “mostly wool” anymore. Things just don’t turn out as well if I knit them in non-wool yarn. Wool is awesome!

* You should see my stash, I have done an incredible job whittling it down, if I may say so myself.

* My dream for 2012 is to knit with nothing that isn’t either from the stash, or from a small-scale producer like Beaverslide or Green Mountain Spinnery. Not sure how realistic that is, but it’s an exciting thought at any rate!

DINNER IS READY THANK GOD I’M STARVING OKAY GOODBYE.

5 comments to Random Monday

  • heeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy, didn’t you already pledge to use only stash yarn?
    Maybe/maybe not. I know that I can’t fulfill this, which is pathetic since I do approx 4 items/yr currently, and bought yarn for the last one. le sigh.

    Water bottle for the chickens. squirt!!

  • Yay, go you! Can we see a picture of the stash?

  • I bought a set of 8 or 10 bamboo circs on eBay for cheap. The points on the one I used first — a US#4, iirc — were a little too blunt for whatever I was working on, so I sharpened them in a pencil sharpener, then smoothed them with an emery board. I think that qualifies me for Brenda Dayne’s MacGuyver award :-)

  • I’ve sandpapered and glossed my knitting needles with mixed results. Mostly I try to knit with the addi lace turbos I own.

    Stash down! That was my goal last year. If I ever finish anything, I’m golden. I thought that was your goal last year too?

  • seoulmama

    I hate to diss a small yarn company, but I went to Green Moutain Spinnery this summer-was shocked by how unfriendly the employees were there who came out into the (teeny tiny) store and by the rough feel of all their products. I dunno know-I was expecting a much nicer product, but perhaps you already have some that you love???