Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Carried Away

I seem to be getting a little carried away with things lately. In an effort to reduce the ridiculous amount of yarn in my house, but not institute an outright ban on new yarn, I've made it a goal to track yardage in and out for 2010. Yardage out includes finished objects and any yarn I give away or sell. I was in the clear until January 14 and it's gotten disastrous since then thanks to a couple sales. In fact, I think - no, I'm certain - I've bought more yarn in the past month than I usually would have. Ack!! So, starting in March, I'll be posting my totals here at the first of the month. Hey, the more public the accountability, the better.

In January I made a couple bookmarks out of embroidery thread.


Raveled here and here.

It's a scarf pattern for an adult made with a tiny hook and thread.

I made a beautiful little baby hat. (rav here)


It was my first experience with Knit Picks Swish Worsted, which is a superwash merino wool yarn. It was fantastic to work with and made a beautiful hat. Unfortunately, after I washed it according to the label directions, it looked like this.


So, I made another hat in an acrylic yarn (Red Heart Soft Touch), modeled here by Zee (age 8 months). (rav here)


If anybody has any thoughts on living in peace and harmony while machine washing superwash wool, I'd love to hear them. I have 5 more skeins of the Swish.

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