April 26, 2005

New stash and now I must STOP!

I was lucky enough to find Noro Kochoron at 40% off in #10 denim/lime/grey to make this cardigan.  I received my yarn last night from Purl Soho (what excellent service!) and immediately knit a gauge swatch.  I'm loving the color and the feel of this yarn, there is a really beautiful halo from the angora.  I can hardly wait to get my pattern book and will be stalking the mailbox waiting for it.

I've started a yarn diet every month this year, and never made it past about day 10.  My stash is taking control and I have more projects than I could complete in a LIFETIME.  This stash sickness is genetic, my mom started it long before me and I follow in her footsteps (thanks Mom!).  May is a particularly bad month to try and "diet" seeing as how it's my birthday month, but I'm going to try.  I need to try, my bank statement says I must.

I finished the Oregon Tote and only need to knit a few miles of i-cord before I can head to the laundromat for felting.  I'd also like to sew the striped bag together and try felting it at the same time.

I cast on for the Kristina bag using black Cascade Pastaza and a pink and orange Noro Kuryeon.  I've only completed about 7 rows into the colorwork pattern, but I love how it looks so far.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see your bag! It really sounds gorgeous!