Thursday, May 28, 2015


Tomorrow will be one week since the start of stash dash so I'm thinking of posting an update both here and on Ravelry with my finished objects (and meterage) as well as one or two things that I am working on and hoping to finish in the coming weeks...
Also, for all my workout friends-on Instagram there is a hashtag going around #howfastdoyouknit
I love it and it inspired some of my workout tonight so: to anyone whose up for a little challenge, let's  make a little race of getting to 1000 meters...whether you run, bike, walk, swim, spin, row, etc...Don't hurt yourself now, but maybe push just a hair harder to get there just a second faster. And if you're feeling adventurous, maybe a post to Instagram... #knittersrace (because no one has used it that I can see!). All are welcome to join-I just know there are a few knitters who stop by here :)
Pretty clouds the other day

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Further Down the Rabbit Hole

Yes, yes I do have yarn.
Seen at the FiberTrain Festival in Nampa, ID
Well, if you've been keeping an eye on my sidebars measuring input and output, you'll notice that the output has gone up...a whole .08 from Friday. This is progress-one row at a time. However, the input has also gone up...and is now more than a mile ahead of the output. And I have 2 more skeins that should be coming in Tuesday that haven't yet been counted for (because it doesn't till it actually gets into the house!).
These just so happen to be the lovelies that have come home with me since last week-two of them picked up today at the FiberTrain Festival in Nampa, ID.
From left to right we have...
Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn (my workhouse!) 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Superwash in 5626 (Turquoise)
Alexandra's Crafts Timberline Ice (new to me) 63% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Nylon, 2% Silver in Water [bought today]
Greenwood Fiberworks Gold Dust (new to me) 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina in Tiger Lily
Greenwood Fiberworks Star Dust (new to me) 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina in Lavender Hedgerow [bought today]
Nomadic Yarns Twisty Sock (my self-stripping!) 80% Merino, 20% Nylon in Campus Visit

The current plan is to knit as much as humanly possible between now and August 14th. However, I am really going to challenge myself to limit yarn input till I catch up a little. The next time I foresee myself buying yarn is June 13th because one of the area LYSs is doing a bit of an event (including a sidewalk sale). And almost definitely on June 18th because I want the Special Delivery tag from ESK. There is also a high likelihood I will buy yarn when I am in Portland in July...because TwistedPDX now sells Republic of Wool and I've been eyeing her pretties on her site and via Instagram. And I may or may not have been looking last night...

In other fun news, I chatted with two different friends about some possible travel plans this year. Extremely tentative still but it would make me so, so happy if they worked out! One of the trips would be Disneyland in October with one of my bestie and the other would be to see a good friend for a long weekend. Fingers crossed over here!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

In Case You Were Wondering

This is what my needles looked like last night at the start of Stash Dash 2015 (no, not all these projects are on the sidebar or on Ravelry because I did a lot of casting on this week and didn't feel like putting them up everywhere they need to go...I will get there at some point in the near future...).
This was my pre-dash yardage...for the year. I have not even knit 2000 meters (in FOs) this the five months that have already gone past. Stash Dash is 2 months and twenty some odd days. I'm hoping to make it to a 5k. This could get interesting.
Since last night, I have casted-off an  item and cast-on two more to replace it (I cast-off my BRQ square and put a new one on the needles and then also cast on a baby burp cloth for an upcoming community baby shower) so the yardage has jumped up by a grand whole 59 meters. Still, I'll take what I can get.
I decided to include a close-up of the five pairs of socks I've got running at the moment. All but one are first socks. All but one are still on the leg. I've been chatting in the Stash Dash forums with another knitter and there's a possibility that i will be attempting to finish 15 pairs of socks before August 15 (I'm counting baby socks I'm thinking of making for the shower...she is not).
Last but not least is a picture of the four blankets I currently have going-two are piece blankets (hexipuffs and BRQ squares) and two are just knit till I run out of yarn. Hoping Stash Dash might given me the motivation to finally finish the Block and Tackle blanket.

Who else is dashing? What are your plans? Good luck!!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Even The Mighty... fall down. I made it 5 months and 17 days before just totally blowing my yarn diet plans out the wazoo (see the side bar if you're curious how off track I currently am...the bottom one in pink is yardage in).

In good news, stash dash starts in 6 days so right now I'm loading up the needles and hoping maybe going for my first 5K will get me back on track!

Monday, May 11, 2015


Stash isn't just about yarn...
That, my dears, is a picture of all the size 2 needles I could find...all 8 pairs of them! Now, there is a pair of DPNs in there and some differences in cable length...but 8 pairs?! Go figure. I'm a bit afraid to look at the other sizes and see where I have repeats...

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day! 2015 Edition :)

I'm the meanie pants who made my mom open her Mother's Day present early since we wouldn't actually be together on the day.
This (Age of Brass and Steam in Malabrigo Arroyo in Regatta Blue) and a bar of absolutely amazing smelling soap from a local maker were her presents. I found the absolute perfect card at Trader Joe's and I think she was pretty tickled :) Now onto figuring out her birthday :)

I was looking at my posts from around this time a year ago (because wow, I've been doing this for over a year now!) and it made me happy that the WIP I was working on at the time is now an FO :) It was fun looking back at the two pairs of socks I had finished around this time as well. It'll be interesting to see what comes next year!

On a major plus side, I managed 3.5 miles yesterday and am still feeling pretty good. It's still a bit off of 11 but I've almost 9 weeks to get there. I think it might be time to start looking for my perfect suit...

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms near and far. We wouldn't be here without you!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Now...With Pictures!

No knitting pictures but a few funnies from the past few days! :)
I get a fancy jacket that says I'm really, truly a PHN! I actually have two of them, but this one is prettier :)

This is quite possibly one of the greatest books going, not even gonna lie

Stickers make everything better

Happy Star Wars Day! BuzzFeed has some pretty adorable pictures of animals dressed up by their humans in various Star Wars attire- I am definitely looking forward to December 2015!