Jan 31, 2007

KFYS 2007 - January Update

Today is January 31, the end of the first month of Knit From Your Stash 2007. At this point last year I had already bought a signifigant amount of yarn, most of which is still sitting in my stash. So how is KFYS going so far? Very well I think. This month I only bought 2 skeins of sock yarn and 2 skeins of souvenir yarn. Not too bad! Of course that doesn't mean I haven't been tempted. I have - every single day. The worst is hearing about sales. Ouch! I find that doing a quick inventory of projects that are still on my list helps to fight the urge.

Here's a funny little related note. As I mentioned before, I'm the cookie mom for my daughters troop this year. It's a job I've done for the past 4 years. (I apparently need to learn the art of saying no.) This year I'm gonna have a little problem because my stash, and the furniture that houses it, is currently residing in the exact spot where I usually put the cases of cookies. Finding a place for 90+ cases of cookies is no easy task so it's quite the problem. Clearly this is a sign. I'm not sure if it's a sign that the stash is too big or that I need to quit being cookie mom or both.

Forest Canopy BlockingWell, given the mounting evidence that the stash is taking over the house I guess it's a good thing that I'm in a finishing mode. Need proof? Here it is, my Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl blocking as promised. It's pinned out on the futon in our rec room right now and I hope to get some proper photos of it this weekend - if it doesn't snow too much.


Carole Knits said...

I'd quite being Cookie Mom. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Carole on this one; quit being Cookie Mom! It's a crummy job anyway(tee hee, I crack myself up).

The shawl is gorgeous - I cannot wait to see the "proper" photos!