Some progress and some new stuff

Hi there, I hope you had a great weekend. I actually got quite a lot of things done even though I did not get to do everything I had on my “to do” list but hey, I didn’t really expect I would so that’s ok.

First off, I went through my PERSONAL STASH! Oh my! I think it’s been years since I last dug this far into my stash! I unearthed some gorgeous yarns that have now moved closer to the surface and will hopefully be used sooner rather than later, but I also got the confirmation that I have become a die hard YARN SNOB! I knew so but seeing it like this, up close and in person really made that fact real!

So I posted an ad on Facebook offering to give someone a big chunk of my stash – all the yarns that I know I will never actually use. Most of these are full skeins, labelled and everything. Some are leftovers but just a small part. I actually must have close to 10 kg of yarn to give away! I also put in some knitting needles to go with this. I asked if an association would like this to knit for charity or something and I discovered that I’m not the only yarn snob in Normandy! Because actually NO ONE was interested! Someone did point out an association that might be interested so I have to find their contact info and check with them. I was a bit sad that all this yarn was just sitting in big bags in my garage and no one wanted it! I do hope I will end up finding someone to make good use of all this. Some of the yarn is “fantasy” yarn but it could be fun as an embellishment for example or to knit a pillow or something. Most of the yarns are wool/nylon blends, some I bought when I was knitting for premie charities. Most of the yarns are from Bérgère de France and Phildar. So if you by any chance live in Normandy and are part of a charity knitting group, do get in touch with me and I’ll gladly donate all this yarn and knitting needles for you to make good use of!

So this was my good deed and big “off the list” project of the  weekend, I had been dreading it for a while but finally I got it done and that is a good thing.

I also did some knitting. I almost finished my first Irma mitten. Now I just need to weave in the ends, sew the cuff and knit the thumb. But seeing the pattern all knit up is a huge pleasure.

www.knittinginfrance.com   I’m quite    sure  the person this is intended for  will love the mitts. Seeing as this someone is big into horses. I’m not saying who the recipient is just in case this person accidentally came across this post:) But yes I’m really happy with the outcome and I’ve already cast on for the second one and hope it will go well too.

I also took a decision about my travel knitting and I decided that I would do the Leftover shawl only it would not be my travel knitting. I’ve found all the leftovers I want to use and put them in a little basket next to my favorite chair in the living room and it will be my new tv knitting project.

www.knittinginfrance.com    This is the actual pattern picture

www.knittinginfrance.com And this is what I’ve knit so far

 

I have decided that I’ll be taking 2 projects with me on my travel (in addition to the two gorgeous sock yarn skeins that will await me in SFO) and I will knit 1 shawl and 1 pair of socks.

So last night I went online and I had recently been  going through all of Joji’s Ravelry store and I really love her designs and yesterday, believe it or not, I actually bought 6!!!!! patterns!!!!

I’m crazy! 1 shawl, 1 cowl and 4 yes 4 cardigans/sweaters. I don’t have enough time to share them all with you right now but I will soon. So anyway, I’m going to knit the shawl I bought and it is called In the moment and is by Joji Locatelli and I’m going to use two of my newly dyed yarns, the ones with the bronze stellina in autumn shades.

www.knittinginfrance.com This is the yarn I’m using

www.knittinginfrance.com Here I am getting ready: my yarn all wound up, my new project bag, I’ve printed out the pattern and just put on Midsummer Murders ( I love Barnaby).

And here’s how far I’ve gotten and this is how it will stay until I actually leave: www.knittinginfrance.com

 

That’s all for today. I hope you have a wonderful week with plenty of time to devote to your favorite craft. Next time I’ll tell you more about my latest dye works and all the new patterns I just bought!

 

5 thoughts on “Some progress and some new stuff

  1. I’m not in Normandy, but if you have any machine washable yarn- I’d be willing to pay for shipping.
    Or- I know you’re heading my way (Stateside)- if you’re willing to pack it… shipping would be a lot cheaper once you get to the States.

    I’m starting some charity knitting for the youth here in the inner city, but I’ve just been using my yarn, so any extras could certainly help.

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