Thursday, September 11, 2008

I'd Rather Be Knitting

I started another pair of socks. I have some Knit Picks Memories sock yarn in my most favorite colorways, Smores and Yukon. I have knit several pairs of socks already in both colorways but I gave them away. I have finally cast on my very last skein of Smores and this pair of socks in MINE MINE MINE.

I abandoned the Mystery Bag sock yarn thing. I have to confess the reason I had never knit up those yarns before is because I like my other sock yarn better. I hate this Koigu on size 1 needles!! Give me medium or heavy weight Socks That Rock or just about any kind of Knit Picks, and I will warm your toes!! Sometimes I feel like I am talking to myself here and then voila I get a comment. So I want to ask y'all, even you lurkers, are there rules to destashing that prevent you from selling yarn already in center pull balls or bricks? The mystery bag yarn mentioned above for instance. I have created bricks with all of the skeins in preparation of knitting socks, but I don't want to any more. But I don't know if anyone would buy yarn that is not in it's original condition. I have the tags and all but I am not sure. I will probably look around the Ravelry destash and in-search-of (ISO) forums and see what the deal is.
I have some pretty nice ones left, some could be repurposed I guess. Let me know your thoughts.

Mystery Sock Yarn Bags as of 08/04/08
2. Fearless Fibers Colorway Tiger's Eye - Superwash
5. Four Seasons Hot Socks Colorway Tapestry - Virgin Wool, Nylon
6. Knit Picks Risata Colorway Ash - Cotton, Wool, Nylon, Elite (cotton is my one KP exception)
9. Fleece Artist Colorway Amber - Merino Wool 2/6
10. Koigu KPPPM - ON THE NEEDLES Colorway 305-256 Purples - Merino Wool
11. Dream in Color Smooshy Colorway November Muse - Superwash Merino
12. Woolly Boully Softie Sock Colorway Fishing With My Father - Superwash
15. Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Colorway Tropical Storm - Superwash Merino
17. Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Colorway Thistle - Merino Wool
18. Interlacement Tiny Toes Colorway 203 Blue Green Purple - Superwash Merino
19. A Swell Yarn Shop Duet Sock Yarn Colorway Deep Blue Sea - Superwash Wool DK

Peaks and Valleys. I finished off many UFOs during the summer - but instead of wanting to finish off more UFOs I want to start EVERYTHING!!! I joined three more KALs. I am anxiously awaiting the next 2008 Year of Lace, Rockin' Sock Club and first Wollmeise Sock Club deliveries. I have prepared my charts for the Spring Things Shawl. I bought some really pretty yarn - OF COURSE. My goodness, I wish I could be at home knitting right now!!!

I realized recently that I need to make some adjustments in my crafting and entertainment set up. I have canceled my subscription to Audible and will be cancelling my Netflix subscription. Netflix was okay when all I was knitting was socks, but now that I am knitting lace I notice that I only listen to the movies now. And if the movie is entertaining and I keep looking up from my work I end up tinking. So no more Netflix. Audible is about $15 for one book credit, they have sales and deals, and you can get a plethora (I love that word ;} ) of audiobooks at a great discount. That is all well and good if you actually listen to them. I have six books in my Audible library that I have not gotten around to yet. I try to listen to them at work, but it seems like the only time someone wants something is if they see I am listening to a book. So no more Audible. There's also the fact that audio files are huge and I have to burn the audiobooks to CD to keep my hard drive clutter free. A major PAIN. When I am all caught up on Audiobooks I will listen to more podcasts.

I think that is about all that is interfering with my knitting at home. Now how to figure out a way to get more knitting time away from home . . . hmmm


Beverly said...

I love your WIP section! So cute and ... visual.

Here's a comment for you. I'm sorry that I don't have an definitive answer regarding the destashing of already wound yarn ... if the price was right and you verified that all the yardage was there, I don't know why not.

Bev Love said...

That makes sense, the weight will naturally equal what is on the ball band because none of the yarn has been used. Thanks.