Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Stash Report

I had a whole list of things I planned to do in my sewing room this past week and didn't do one blessed thing, except to cut and sew 45 half square triangle units for our chapter's raffle quilt. I took all of those pieces out of my growing collection of scraps, but I'm not even going to bother to figure out what I used. I did spend several hours this evening figuring out the exact dimensions I wanted for the sashing in the Star BOM quilt, and I'm going to start cutting and piecing that this week.

The only stash I added this week was 1-1/2 yards from a Keepsake medley, and I'm still about 4-1/2 yards to the good for this year.

I did knit up a storm this week. The sock class is over and we've begun Kitchen Accessories. I've finished one dishcloth, started another, and almost finished a potscrubber. Dishcloths are perfect for learning a few new skills because they're not a big investment of time and money, and even if you mess up they're still useful. I am excited for the other classes Donna is teaching this year. The next one is baby sweaters, then summer socks, and knitting with beads; and in the fall, I'll learn hats, mittens, more socks, and Christmas ornaments which will be miniature hats and mittens, I think.

I bought a couple of knitting books today and a few more skeins of yarn. BethF wasn't kidding when she commented that pretty soon I'd have to do a stash report for yarn. I've been knitting for a month, and I already have 21 balls of yarn in my bin! And I've got 4 projects on needles. Argghh, I don't need more UFOs! Do you suppose this is the beginning of a new addiction?

7 comments:

Norma said...

It is most definately another addiction! You will also end up with lots of odds and ends of left overs just like your scrap fabric. Just tell yourself there are worse things out there to be addicted to!!

Lurline said...

Certainly sounds like it - and one you will really enjoy!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Teresa said...

YES it's addictive, why do you think I'm not going to start. I'll keep repeating NOT NOT NOT. Even though I do keep coveting everyones socks. Maybe I need to advertize on my blog. Will Machine Embroider for Socks!Do you think it will work. Happy Knitting

Beth said...

Sue, you really need to join Ravelry! http://www.ravelry.com/

Stephanie D. said...

I keep thinking I'll try knitting, but then I tell myself I don't need more unfinished projects lying around! lol

CT said...

but of course you'll become addicted! it is a fact, and you were doomed since the first time you made your first rows of garter or stockinette ! welcome to the yarn junkie wagon!

Barb D said...

You betcha!! Don't forget-I've got knitting needles and yarn and books going on the auction in June!! Please, please, please, don't give up the quilting!! LOL