30DOC: W.I.P / New Project

What I love about creativity is that it is as the word creative entails — being able to use almost anything as part of the process towards your finished item.   Right now, there’s a lot going on at work and my newest project will be an item I’ll keep at my job to remind me that everything will turn out alright eventually.  🙂

I’m not going to say anything else about it, I’m just going to give you a glimpse of the tools I’ll be using to create it.

No, it’s not a mistake.  My project requires yarn, 2 sets of needles and yes … sponge hair rollers.  😛    Who remembers using these to curl bangs?!!!!  😀

I guess you’ll have to just wait and see what the F.O is going to be!!!!  😀  If I don’t get side-tracked, you wouldn’t have to wait long.  The project should be finished in a couple of days if not — then by the end of the week!!!

This project is also a stash diving one.  With the size of the stash I have, I need to be burning up my needles with these quick, easy projects. 

ETA: I just did some “Math for Knitters” and whomp, whomp, I don’t have enough to finish the project.  But … not to be deterred, I’m going to use Stylecraft’s DK in Aspen.  

Crisis averted.  😀

Arrrrghhhhhhhhhhhh ….

Dear Craft Diary,

Today, I’m giving myself and my stash  — the side-eye — kinda like this one,


I have a very HUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE stash as a newbie knitter.  But you trying to tell me, after all that money spent and with all that yarn, I only have but  8 skeins of bulky yarn and those puppies are from LionBrand?!!!!!  Are you kidding me?  At least they’re not RH, (although I have some of that too). 😳  It’s not that I have anything against LionBrand or RH, but patterns like the one I want to knit need real yarn … not plastic acrylic. 😳

All my early days of “ooooh, yarn pretty” glazed over, robotic purchase actions have now come to bite me in the proverbial *ss — well, you know … I shouldn’t have to spell it out.  My yarn and pattern tastes are evolving, now I’m not sure what to do with all that plastic acrylic.

Why, you ask, am I so  …. Homer Simon-esque?   You really want to know?

For your information, I’m like this because I want to make this cowl AND this year I’m stash-diving for all my projects.  That means that as much as I want to purchase bulky yarn … errr … that’ll be a negative! 

Why do I have to make this particular cowl?  Why you so nosy Craft Diary?   Why you all up in my business?  If you must know, my online crafty pal Lauren made one and hers is so pretty, I want to make one  too.    Are you happy now Ms. Nosy?

You know what Craft Diary … you’re not really giving me any solutions, so I guess I’m going to have to stash drive again.  I can’t fail with the stash-diving a mere 19 days into 2012.  Plus this year’s a leap year so that’ll what … like a 5.19% “no yarn buying” success rate?  Errr …no!!!!!  I should at least get to 6%.  😛

So … I’m looking for a robust yarn, with great stitch definition.  I know now I’ll have to use worsted instead of bulky, in a colour I like. M’kay.   I know, I know … kinda sounds like I’m asking for wine, but I’m not, so MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!!  Before I have to drink some wine!!!!

I didn’t think it would be this hard!!!!!!  

If you’re good for anything, other than letting me vent, please for the love of all things knitterly, let me come up with a winner! Hmppphhh …

Yours pissedoffedly,


homer image credit