Saturday, 20 February 2010

Yarn Marathon

Inspired by a fellow Raveller, I devoted an hour today to photographing my stash.

I'd love to pretend this is all of it. It probably represents about two thirds. Out of interest, I pulled my stash list off Rav into a spreadsheet and was mildly disturbed to discover that my yarn would now stretch for nearly 27 miles. A yarn marathon, indeed.

I am trying to make myself feel better by remembering
a) 18 of those yarns are already matched to a project
b) 15 of them were either in the sale, gifts or free
c) I gave Aliboo 4 balls of yarn (not pictured) yesterday
d) There are 10 single skeins for single-skein projects....well, 11 but one of those if the Nef Lace and it's 1200m or so, so I don't think it counts
e) 5 of them are leftovers from other projects, so .... not technically stash? I think that's a bit of a stretch.

I am loving the winter Olympics, and particularly my knitting for the Ravelympics. The Shirley sweater is now going well, since I got the sleeve stitches on spare cables and joined the sweater in the round today. But, the yarn has dyed my hands blue and I am suffering a bit with claw hand, hence the blogging. I thought if I managed to finish the body of the sweater this weekend I might be OK, but I am not convinced I will manage it, what with The Claw and all.

Really pleased with Amy Williams and her gold in the skeleton bobsleigh! I stayed up til 2am last night to watch her winning run. It's made all the better by the fact that she only lives in Bath so I might one day bump into her. Just like Jonny Depp and Nicholas Cage, two of the cities other famous residents.

Hey, a girl can dream...

1 comment:

Alison said...

I have been watching your yarn marathon and I have been drooling over the gorgeousness!

I am nearly half way though my scarf! I shall then make very good use of the Sugar and Cream you gave me. YAY.

PS I had no idea Johnny Depp came from this area, you learn something new every day.