Can I just say I get giggly and excited whenever I browse the knitting tag and see folks starting or working on Doctor Who scarves? They are fun, easy, and ridiculously good looking! Keep on knitting guys!!!!
Hey guys! It’s been a while, thought i’d post about the yarn topic I am attempting to deal with at the moment, which is fun yet painstaking at the same time.
I have so much yarn, guys. I know many people have a lot more, but personally I feel like I have a ton. I inherited a lot from other people, it’s also given to me for Christmas (which is awesome because it tends to be nice stuff I love working with and always always always enjoy), and I do pick up yarn when it’s massively on sale. This year i’ve decided I can’t buy yarn unless it is for a very specific project or until this is greatly reduced. I mean over 50% gone reduced. That means I have a lot of knitting to do!
That’s everything I could find in my apartment. (I had a weekend off and was super bored and had a new ball winder and went to town on my stash. That’s why its so compact and look like tiny perfect little stacks!) I have everything from super cheap acrylic yarn to pretty darn nice wool and cotton yarns in there. Now the real question is how can I reduce this stash?
#1 way- Knit-a-Square
I am posting in the challenge under my other “main” blog (Nerdyendeavors), but I am doing the Knittlestoned knit-a-square challenge. What is that, you ask? Knit-a-square is a charity that takes crocheted or knitted squares (since blankets get charged import rates but apparently individual squares don’t which is awesome) and the squares are sewn together to make blankets for children in South Africa with AIDS. (Website here) I figure for the yarn I am not really attached to, what greater purpose than doing something for a charitable cause? Donating money is good, but sometimes it goes to the wrong place, but giving knitted goods seems like a more likely way for your time and effort to go to the right place. Check it out!
#2 way- Etsy!
I finally opened my shop up! I don’t have much on there, just some washcloths that I knitted over Christmas break but I am looking to put more on there! I really want to do some nerdy knitting projects, I just need to chart out some ideas while school stays calm at the beginning of this semester.
So there ya go! There is a short rant over what I am up to, where I have gone, and what I am planning on doing. Hopefully I will be able to show some progress on the stash in a month or so, the Knit-a-square is slowly using up some of the stash (I already used about 3 skeins of yarn so far making squares).
Happy knitting y’all!!!!
So historically, I am usually pretty terrible at New Years resolutions. I pick something abstract or random and its hard to stick to. This year, I have a slightly different goal in mind. Something definitive and achievable. Double bonus is that it’s something I love to do.
I am going to knit everyday, no matter how little. I am also going to try and do a post a day on this blog, and i’ve made a weekly posting guideline for myself to help with that goal.
Mostly it’s just an attempt to get more knitting done, but it is also to make a habit out of posting and knitting on a daily basis, and getting myself to do productive things… Productive as in making things for my etsy store and listening to the audio books I have really been wanting to read/listen to.
I think I will wait to start the daily posts until New Years Day, but I will try and post some of the projects I have done for Christmas this week!
Merry Christmas and I hope everyone has a safe holiday season and stays warm!