Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Very Belated Happy New Year

Here it is almost the 20th of the month and I'm now catching up with my blog in the new year. I've been a very busy lady lately with the holidays and now finishing up school. I can't believe I'm graduating next Friday. It seems like I haven't been in school for that long, but like I've been there forever all at the same time. I'm going to miss seeing the same people everyday, seeing how my juniors continue into their Eastern segment. But I'll be heading back as a TA, so I'll be able to see some of them as they progress. I've also started a new job this week. After 6 months of being completely unemployed, something has finally opened up for me. And its part-time work so I can still work in massage, which I love. I think it'll bring some nice balance to my life...well at least in one aspect of it.
But enough of my rambling. With the start of 2010 I've taken on a couple of tasks regarding knitting and my stash. First, the stash has GOT to be reduced. There is just waaaaaayyyy too much of it and its creeping out of everywhere. So my goal is to knit a yarn half-marathon by the end of the year. That's 26.2 miles of yarn, which equates to 23,056 yards of yarn. I can only buy X amount of yarn after I've knit or sold 2X amount of yarn. Trades are ok. Stitches West is the only exception since it is the only convention I'm attending this year and I can grab the yarns I know I'll use throughout the year.

As part of my stash busting I've started a couple of projects already this year and I'm keeping a spreadsheet of the projects I'm working on and how many yards I've knit so far. I'm hoping I can get it linked up here on the sidebar so you can keep tabs on my progress. But of course you want to see the knitted items. But I'm only going to present to you one that I've finished recently because I think its adorable. I did manage to finish up a hat tonight, but I still have to finish weaving in ends, block and take pictures so you'll have to wait until tomorrow for that one my friends.

Drum Roll Please......

Pattern: Baby Yours Sweater (rav link)

Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock - Mediumweight in Mossay

Needles: US Size 4

Started: 1/3/2010

Completed: 1/18/2010

Mods: 3 needle bind off for the shoulder seams, otherwise I followed the pattern

This was such an enjoyable knit. I've found a recent love for knitting baby things. They go so quickly and they're so cute. As almost all tiny things are... Anywhoo, I'm off to start a new project!