Monday, December 15, 2008

The Mother of All Posts

Man, I am a blogging slacker. Many other kinds of slackers too, but my blogging seems to be the worst. Almost three months and not a word and I left you with so many things to come! Well, the end of the year is coming to a close, so I figure I better wrap it up. There is moving, knitting, family and sudden realizations to come.

So, I made it to Oklahoma. Um...yeah. We'll just leave it at that. Moving on! Most of my stuff is either unpacked or in storage. The only things I kept out of storage were my yarn/fiber, clothes, and a selection of books. I, oops, sorry, I mean, my mom limited me to one six-foot bookcase. The only thing that contends for space in my realm is yarn and books. They are at constant battle. The knitting book shelves is an interesting boundary.

While I have been unpacking, putting yarn back into it's loving spots among plastic drawers and bins, it really, and truly hit me. I have officially hit SABLE status. For the non-fiber folks, that stands for Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy. That means that if I never (hah!) bought yarn again and just knit from what I have, I would not run out before I died. I have sat and looked at all the money that's locked up in the yarn and it is quite baffling. "Yes, my 8 little balls of cashmere. I know you were 50% off and to pass you up would have been a sin against the knitting gods, but when will I ever get to you?" Yeah, I talk to my yarn, what of it?!?

To counter-act that, let's look at some actual knitting that was accomplished. So remember what I was doing this time last year? Yeah, so that was apparently the start of a trend.
Yep, another one....actually, two but the other one is still on the needles. We just won't talk about it, shall we? Luckily, I got to pick the yarn so knitting this one didn't actually kill me. I got me some nice Cascade 220 and went to work. This one is for my cousin's new wife. They were just married last month. I really enjoyed this one and I think it turned out really well. However, I was definitely freaking out when it got a bath, saying "Please don't let the red bleed, please don't let the red bleed..." And it did, but only on to the white towel I had it drying on. Interesting, no? A towel can be bleached. White parts of a stocking cannot.

More to come....

12 comments:

Bezzie said...

Good grief, were those other stockings from a year ago??? TIME FLIES!!

But I like the new one too--and hooray for controlled bleeding--lol!

eduininck said...

Good to hear from you again. Keep us all posted. Great stocking.

Dawn said...

Dear GOD!! We have been worried!! Hope you are okay. Since we haven't heard from you we have been making up stories of you with rogue men..............

Liz G. said...

We were just talking about you this weekend - were your ears burning??? We miss you, chickie!!

Nell said...

Realizing you are at SABLE is the first step toward acceptance. Congrats!

Amy said...

Happy Holidays and I will think of you and your cashmere at the Woolie Ewe sale. Please know that you are thought of often on Tuesday nights. I have yet to start Eric's stocking. I admire your bravery and skill!

Jen (pieKnits) said...

I love the lining and cute little stitches! Nice finishing details. I hope to make us stockings *someday*.

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