Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Getting Organized

I dumped out all my yarn.

Ok, maybe not all my yarn at once, cause that would be scary, but a lot of it. I'm sorting it so that like kinds are together instead of willy nilly in tubs. It's a massive project, but I think it will be invaluable in the long run. Last night I got a really good start on it and wound a lot of stuff that used to be nice and neat but had gotten messy. I have reminded myself about a number of yarns I had forgotten about and the things I wanted to make with them. I was inspired to even more things as I thought about both Indie Emporium and this coming Christmas. I know getting organized takes some time away from the actual knitting, but reminding myself what is in my stash helps get the creativity flowing and reminds me that I probably don't need to go yarn shopping for quite some time. Yep, I admit it's true.

I also took the time last night to finish up and bind off my Slipping Away Cowl. It's pretty and I love the way it looks on. I will try and post the pattern this evening once I write it all out long hand and make sure I didn't leave anything out.

When I finished that cowl I, of course, had to immediately cast on for something new. I had found some soft pretty green and cream twist yarn in m exploration of my stash and a super soft creamy boucle yarn and decided to start a sampler cowl. It's going to be a longer one, hopefully it can loop twice around the neck and be cozy. I will try and post progress as I go and then the complete pattern after it's done.

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