Monday Project Report – Imagine A Sleeve

Okay, you don’t have to imagine it – here it is. . .

in all its hippie glory.

Don’t you just love all those colors and the movement they create?  I do!

This sleeve is important for a couple reasons.  First and foremost because it means that this sweater I am making for my beloved friend Elaine is three-quarters done.  Woo Hoo!!

Second, it used up an entire skein of Araucania Aysen yarn, which reduced my stash by a skein of yarn – and the numbers in my stash need to start going down.  That whole SABLE (Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy) just has to be addressed.  I still have 329 skeins of yarn yet to knit through – and an awful lot of those are sock yarns.  Sigh.

So to reduce those numbers I joined a Stash Control-2012 Ravelry Group, which is basically a support group for us yarnaholics to help us quit the yarn buying binging we engage in.  I am going Cold Sheep this year (which also goes with our 2012 Minurism) with respect to personal yarn purchases.  The only new yarn that will come into my home will be yarn I have spun.  (I am not including undyed yarn purchased as inventory for Escape to Evermore as that is business – not personal – and my goal is for that yarn to leave the house and go into someone elses stash – hopefully at a personal profit.)  The closing of The Sanguine Gryphon definitely is going to help me stop buying new yarn too.  😉

I also think I have more than enough roving and fleece to keep me busy spinning for awhile so Cold Sheep it is!!

So what to do for next week.  I am really loving knitting with the Araucania so I may just keep going and knit the second sleeve.  Its nice to have project choices but I love these colors.  Now back downstairs to the baying beagle and the simmering dye pots.  This time I have to remember to bring the camera.


About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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