Yarn Report – Week 31, 2014

I didn’t forget to do the yarn report . . Vince was home today! How could I spread out all the gorgeous  yarn that I’ve been sneaking into the house, and get a picture of it without him seeing? I couldn’t . . and I didn’t! No pictures . . but 27 skeins were added. And, they’re all gorgeous and maybe on Monday Vince will go back to work and I’ll take pictures and share . . maybe!

I did finish Vitamin D for a friend and that used 8 skeins of yarn but it was her yarn that she sent me and not my own yarn, never added to my stash so I’m not counting it except I want you to know I did use something this week.

Used this week: 0 skeins
Used since 1/1/2014: 45 skeins
Added this week: 27 skeins
Added since 1/1/21014: 203 skeins
Net Used since 1/1/2014: 158 skeins (red means I’ve added more than I’ve used)

I suppose there’s no use pretending I can break even this year but there’s always next year, right?

Someone, please jump in here and share a yarn report so I don’t feel so bad . . seriously, I don’t feel bad!  :)

New Design Wall

You might remember that I once had two design walls . . one behind the longarm and the one next to the sewing machine. The one behind the longarm was mostly for blocks that were just waiting .. I liked it because I could get a long ways from it and look at the blocks. Then, one day, along came a kitten who tore down everything that could be torn down, including the design wall. Now that Boots has calmed down a bit, I’ve decided to add that design wall back but make it a bit more sturdy so I had to enlist the help of Vince. I explained (I hope) exactly what I want so that meant a trip to .. yes . . Home Depot.

We’re back and we’ve measured the wall and marked the wall and found the studs.  

My Helper

My Helper

Next step  . . wait a minute here!

Bad Helper

Bad Helper

The design wall may not be finished this evening at this rate! 

I know what you’re thinking . . if my sewing room looked like that, I wouldn’t want to go in there either. It has become a dumping ground for things that didn’t fit in the house but needed to be in an air conditioned area so part of my time in the sewing room over the next few weeks or months (surely not years) will be spent cleaning, purging and organizing.

But for now, I’m going to try to get my helper back on his feet and working.

On the Needles – August 1, 2014

Camp Loopy Project 3, along with Laura Aylor’s Ashore Knit-Along, and Joji’s Fall Knit-Along all begin today. I am knitting one of Joji’s patterns for Camp Loopy so that kills two birds with one stone . . figuratively speaking . . I didn’t really kill any birds. I hope to find a little time to work on both that project and Ashore today. There’s something about starting on opening day that makes it more fun.

Off my needles . . I finished Nicole’s Carabe this week.

I’m so close to finishing Vitamin D for a friend! I just knew I could finish it before August 1 but I didn’t. There are so many stitches on the needles towards the end. I have a few more stitches to bind off on the bottom and then all I have left to do is pick up stitches along the sides and neck and do the garter stitched edge. I can get that done in several days time . . as soon as I get an extra several days!

I’ll come back and add a picture once I finish binding off the bottom.

Edit: Here’s the photo. I’ll do a blog post on this later today.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D