Tuesday, October 29, 2013


A friend of mine went to SOAR this month, and unfortunately, due to many reasons I was unable to go.

However, being the exceedingly generous friend with a surprise up her sleeve, she brought me back a gift. Remember Bruce, my denatured (blond) yak fiber years ago?

Meet Titania:

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No idea what I'll make out of her, but I'll use my Golding spindle to create the yarn.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Bang A Boomerang

I've got ABBA on the brain tonight, sorry. Anyway...

Remember these? The Cloisonée Mittens I began earlier this year?

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I haven't banished them, I've been fiddling around with them about once every two months trying to figure out why they were so, well, fiddly. Reason: Main color is a yarn that's too soft to hold its shape and the diamond pattern of baby alpaca keeps collapsing on itself.

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Enter the new main color yarn, and one of my favorites: Malabrigo in the colorway of Azul Profundo!

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Once this yarn comes in, then I'll restart the mittens. I'm sure that it will work out swimmingly as the Malabrigo is soft, but more firm than the baby alpaca.

Now, About All That Yarn Storage...

Yeah. I had to get creative when I ran out of tubs and room in the "Tardis-Not-A-Tardis" closet of mine.

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If my leg feels half-decent tomorrow, I may organize the stash.

Oh, who am I kidding. Of course I'm going to reorganize it.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Things Accomplished To Date

The movers showed up on Wednesday, and really, I had everything so well organized all I could do was get out of their way to load up the truck. So, I sat and crocheted on the lap blanket/throw. I felt a bit guilty, to be honest, just sitting there crocheting away while the young men hauled ass to load up the truck. Then again, that *is* what I paid for them to do.

And after about 34 hours since Thursday morning, I finally got the new digs 85% pulled together. My new area for my knitting library:

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The storage closet wants a sort, re-boxing, and re-packing:
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Until such time I have the energy, at least the bins are clear and I can find the necessary yarns for projects.

And when I was taking breaks between unpacking shifts, I managed to finish the project:
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5.5 mm (I)

HiKoo by Skacel Collection, Inc. Tiara
376 yards, 200 grams 2 skeins = 376.0 yards (343.8m)
Colorway: iris blue

Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca DK
375 yards, 150 grams 3 skeins = 375.0 yards (342.9m)
Colorway: cream