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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Just How Much Yarn is Too Much Yarn to Pack?

In preparing for my weekend away, I went completely nuts with how much yarn I packed. I had two projects that were in progress. Then I had back ups for the back ups for both knitting and crochet. It was completely over the top. In the moment of packing, though, I couldn't control myself. How many projects did I bring, you may ask? Five! Realistically three would've sufficed.

I was going to begin sparkly socks for my nieces with Great Adirondack Smoochie yarn. However, after swatching, I needed the one needle size I didn't bring. No worries, that's what the back ups are for.
That left me with my Oat Couture Curlicue Coverlet turned Shawl. I'm thoroughly enjoying how this is coming out. It will be a class at Westport Yarns in March. The yarn is Crystal Palace Mini Mochi.
I spent some time on my Tunisian Crochet Koigu Entrelac Scarf by Dina Mor, preparing for an upcoming class.

Nancy brought way too much yarn too. I think we had visions of grandeur when it came to what was humanly possible to knit in one weekend.
She swatched for 2 different projects, both in shades of blue, both sport/fingering weight.

She started knitting with the one on the right, Cascade Heritage yarn, for a Drops Pattern Jacket. We have to find a different plan for the yarn on the left.

My mother is working on Cynthia's Soft & Drapey Shrug in Berroco Seduce. She's very adventurous and knits in the dark at night while watching TV. It's just stockinette, however Seduce yarn can be really feisty.


harriet said...

Is nothing sacred? Between your blog and Rinda's facebook my life is an open book.
Love, Mom

Pam said...

consider yourself blogworthy :)