So the good news is that I was able to knit another skein of yarn this week – which started but did not complete the second sleeve of Chip’s aran sweater. I am not posting a picture because it isn’t done and I didn’t take a picture of it and truly, I just don’t feel like searching the house to find the camera to take a picture of a part of an unfinished sleeve.
The bad news is that the skein doesn’t count toward my stash reduction. 😦
I started Chip’s sweater before I joined Ravelry and when I was posting my “stash” to my Ravelry page (where I keep track of all of the yarn I have sitting on top of my dresser) I did not include this yarn because it wasn’t “stash”. It was specifically alotted to this sweater. Which means I actually have MORE yarn than the 329 skeins I listed as starting out as – not less. Sigh.
I could have cheated and started a hat on Sunday so I could reduce the stash by that skein – but I didn’t. I wasn’t going to waste precious knitting time knitting a hat I did not need when I wanted to finish Chip’s sweater. I will just know that I knit up a skein and be okay with reducing my stash by less than 52 skeins this year. Amazing how fast those new years resolutions crash and burn.
I did block Elaine’s sweater – I will seam it this week.
I won’t have a spinning blog post tomorrow either. Chip was having a rough day on Saturday so instead of sitting with a group of wooley people, I sat with my husband, our boys and my niddy noddy and reskeined yarn and carded some fleece. Maybe next week my yarn will get plyed.
So I will try to post again on Wednesday. I just have to reskein a few more hanks of yarn and then I should be good to go. Its a bit of a busy time around here (Okay – it’s ALWAYS a busy time around here) – with Evermore gearing up and Chip having to get ready for the summer shows – so posts may be sporadic for awhile while we get ready for the season. It is going to be an adjustment while we get used to running three businesses out of one house – wish us luck.