More Stuff for the Stash

More Yarn!

So, I know I said I wasn’t going to buy any new yarn until I finished the afghan, but I think we all knew that was an empty promise. I really need to stop looking on Craftsy and Ravelry. It’s a real problem. Part of me was also hoping that if I bought some stuff for new projects I’d get excited enough about them to speed through the rest of the afghan. But, sadly, that has not worked. Although, I do have to thank everyone for your encouraging comments. They have made me re-inspired to finish it, even if it does take me another month or two. I was hoping I’d at least have it done in time for Mother’s Day, but I find that unlikely.

Anyway, this yarn will eventually become these things:

Seed Stitch Tie (I’ve always wanted an excuse to knit a tie, and my sister’s boyfriend’s birthday is coming up, so I’m going to knit this for him. It’ll be a nice quick project which I think will be a good reprieve from the afghan. Even if he doesn’t wear it, I think he’ll at least appreciate the work behind it. I hope. Maybe it’s a bad idea…Ugh, I hate knitting something for someone without asking them about it first.) I’ll be using the lovely green Rowan Tweed.

Polarized Hat (I need more hats, and I’m excited to try more colorwork.)

Night Owl Mittens


Normally, I like to buy more colorful yarn, but I’ve come to the realization that the three things I actually wear that I’ve made are all neutral. Apparently, I want to skip Spring/Summer and go straight to Fall. Oh well.


Feeding the Yarn Addiction

So, naturally, I could not help myself and bought several more skeins of yarn whilst in the midst of making the sweater. Because, it’s not like I already have a bunch of yarn stuffed in my closet.

So, here’s some of the evidence of my addiction:


Manos Del Uruguay Maxima in CHARTRUESE! I’m a little afraid of this color, but I thought I’d step out of my comfort zone and make something loud for a pop of color with my mainly black, gray, blue, and olive wardrobe.

Manos Serena in lovely gray.

& last but certainly not least, ArtYarns Ensemble light 200 in Stonewashed Navy.

The plans for these are, respectively;

Botany Kerchief

Indian Summer Hat

200 Yard Scarf

Really excited about these pieces, I think they will be really great in these colors! That is, if I can stay focused and don’t let my knitting ADD kick in when I come across the next shiny new yarn. (Oh, and yes, I did buy this all on Craftsy. I’m obsessed with it, my only problem is that it makes it way too easy to feed the addiction.)