How did everyone fair after week 1? My utmost respect goes out to all of you with the fortitude to actually enter a yarn shop and not buy yarn--as I have commented to others, you won't even see me near one in the next 3 months. I'm having so much fun popping in on everyone and I'm not pointing any fingers but I have read some interesting comments and some knitters can be very sneaky indeed--that's all I'll say.
I want to introduce you to jillz; she missed the sign ups so she is not a official member, BUT she has earned the title of "the Rogue Stashalonger". She is trying to take things one month at time. I know we all have our temptations, but she---wait for it---works in a yarn shop! As I told her, I would have cheated before I finished typing if I was working in a yarn shop(much like "The Bet" episode of Seinfeld).
Little Rage's Sweater
Kim: This week I have actually finished the sleeves for Little Rage's sweater and I have the front and back done--I don't know what it is with me and sweaters. I start them and then get some sort of mental block which prevents me from finishing them in a timely manner. Also, you know all the little leftovers you get when you knit socks? Well, this year I have decided to try and use them up by making the little sweater pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I figure I'll use them for ornaments or for a knitting themed wreath next Christmas. It's also a great way to remember projects from the past.
...no new yarn purchased
...Crochet teddy bear still stuffless and headless
...stash blanket an hour away from being finished
...a K2 P1 rib Jiffy clearwater scarf about a 1/4 done
...finished a pair of wrist warmers from a stash skein of Jiffy Clearwater
...have a huge list of KALs/CALs to make projects for all of which will be made from stash
Andrea: Finished her Flower Basket Shawl--beautiful Koigu colors--check it out.
Ann: Finished some darling sweater ornaments, flashed her stash, and choose some lovely stash yarn for a baby cardigan.
Brianne: finished a crochet hook needle roll(which could be used for dpns as well), worked on her Irish Hiking scarf, started and frogged and started Hopeful, and she's looking for a cute child's tanktop pattern--any ideas?
Chris: Is working on some Black Purl Jaywalkers--very nice!
Cynthia: Finished My So Called Scarf and is working on a Black Purl Ene's Scarf, Spork, and a mitten/scarf set--Oh, and Fair Isle Jazz, right?
Deena: Is working on her sweater with wide collar, but more importantly she's in Disney World--I'm jealous!!!
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Eliza: Has been swatching for Rowan's Cherie and posted some very colorful Log Cabin Socks.
Eva: Finished a scarf and a shawl and is starting a traditional shetland shawl using the pattern in The Best of Knitter's Magazine Shawls and Scarves.
Hanne: Is working on a Knitty pattern and working on a stash gallery.
Hayley: Has 11 WIPs, one finished bunny, and is about to start a "Knitted Babe-a-thon"--can't wait to see pictures.
Jaya: Having computer problems(I hate it when that happens)
Jerry: completed a Gioia scarf this weekend; I love the colors!!
Joanne: Has a finished Teddy Bear blanket and is involved in 12 KALs--she's contemplating starting a No-More-Knit-Along-Along, any takers LOL!
Justsewcrafty: Has moved her blog, finished a hat, and started a pair of Hermione mittens.
K: Working on a Seaman's scarf and her Christmas yarn orders are rolling in. Stay strong with your urge to buy.
Kat: Kat, are you out there--I need help finding your blog.
Kate: Has 14 projects on the needles or waiting to be on the needles for Stashalong!
Katie: Has her Christmas gift knitting up, is working on a beautiful Suri silk scarf, and is working on Spherey for her husband.
Lauren: Has flashed her stash(very impressive), finished Skully(looking great, I love your modifications), is working on a lunch bag and a yo-yo pullover, and is going to knit a lot of socks.
Liz: Has 8 WIPs on deck for Stashalong(at least that's what she's admitting to--hee, hee). Well, actually it's 7 as one is now complete :)
Margene: Has started Rosarie and if you haven't seen it go check it out--stunning!! And she's working on some Jaywalkers.
Marina: First, you all must go and check out Marina's link to her beautiful stash--gorgeous colors and an awesome selection! Her stashalong project is coming along very well and I love the color she chose for Crossed in Translation.
Marlana: Is using her Stashalong time to not only use up yarn but also fabric and she's just finished a very cute lizard blanket.
Marsha: Nothing to report.
Mary: Is taking stock and has enough stash to finish 5 sweaters, 4 large shawls, 9 pairs of socks, 7 felted purses, 3 baby sweaters, a felted project board, and more. She also finished two darling sweaters for her grandbabies--too cute!
Michelle: Has finished her Scarf Exchange scarf--it's stunning--great color and pattern. She also finished a fabric tote and is working on Fair Isle Jazz.
Nicola: Has just finished a mitered rug and some socks.
Norma: Is grappling with the question--"What is sky blue?"--so she can make some mittens for a friend. I love South Park's Little Norma(she looks like a class act LOL).
Procrastiknitter: Flashed her stash, finished a hat, headband, and blanket, and is working on her first pair of socks.
Ramona: Has started My So Called Scarf
Ronda: finished some felted clogs and is now taking on the daunting task of knitting 8 pairs as her Stashalong project--that should keep you busy :)
Ruth: Has flashed her very impressive sock stash and is working on Jaywalkers and Whitby from Knitting on the Road: THIS JUST IN: Ruth has finished a hat and although she doesn't like the way it turned out for her, it is a smashing edition to Buzz Lightyear's wardrobe!
Shara: Finished 2 hats, learned double knitting, finished a scarf and a headband, and has another scarf on the needles.
Stacey: Has not bought yarn on her Arizona trip but she did get some really great Kaffe Fasset fabric and some needles. She's working on her kitty, Charlotte, Fair Isle Jazz, a sweater, gloves, and a scarf--that's a lot of knitting!
Stephanie: Is rolling along on her Harry Potter scarf and is choosing between two Noro patterns for a class at her LYS that will also help her use up stash.
Susan: Is working on some very colorful socks and a shawl--NEWSFLASH: the socks are done and almost perfectly matched!
Tam: Is focusing on the Gioia scarf right now but has all this on the horizon: Hourglass Sweater, Petticoat Socks, Traveler's Socks, Clapotis, Rogue, Flower Basket Shawl, and Branching Out Scarf
Teri: Is working on some socks and hopefully feeling better :)
Theresa: Is working on Winter Folly and Rogue, but also got yarn for Crossed in Translation and she finished an ornament.
Tracy: Finished some Cascading Leaves socks(awesome color) and is working on Jaywalkers and trying to fit in Martha.
Valerie: Has an impressive list of things to be knitted from her Stash and is working on some baby booties(baby stuff is so much fun to knit!!).
Wanda: Finished an earflap hat, is working on a sideways garter stitch scarf, finished a sock, and is working on Spork.
Wendy: Is starting her first pair of socks(get ready to be addicted) and is working on a Harry Potter scarf.
Winnie: In the true spirit of Stashalong, she's making a stash scarf for her hubby :) and she's going to make a darling Sweet Heart sweater--too cute!
Just a side story here--I won't be offended if you don't read it--I just need to put it somewhere. It is 12:26am right now and Little Diva has been up puking off and on since about 11pm--no fever, just pukies. Let me tell you why this sucks: one, because I feel sorry for her--no one likes throwing up; two, I feel sorry for me because I have to clean it up--I'm pretty sure even fewer people enjoy that; three, she has puked on every set of sheets we have except the ones on Rage's and our bed(I just changed the sheets today so I have all the dirty ones there plus the rest from the linen closet); which brings me to four, I'll be up all night washing sheets and making jello for her to eat today as clearly she will not be going to school. The weird thing is I can't figure out why she is puking. She's not sick(like fever sick) and we had pretty much the same stuff to eat all day and I'm not sick.
So what am I doing to pass time as I do laundry in the middle of the night? Glad you asked. I'm surfing the net, watching videos on my iPOD(gotta love late night Reznor), and continuing to write my Nano 2005 story--I'm about one chapter away from finishing and the great thing is that this story lends itself really well to sequels and prequels so I'll have Nano fodder for quite some time.