Tuesday, August 12, 2008

studio purge::knitting

I am a bit amazed that it has taken me ten years to get around to purging some of my knitting but it was time. after years and years of collecting, knitting, tearing out various projects, buying skeins at different sales with half ideas of what they might turn into I finally sat down last night to go through the inventory. I will admit that all of this was truly spurred on by the knitting group I get together with each Tuesday night. It seems as if we have talked about purging out stuff to swap for years and it is now finally happening. so tonight we are getting together with all the items we no longer want/need and I hope to come home with much less then I am taking. last night as I was sorting through my accumulated mass of yarn I found myself tearing out many forgotten and discarded projects. there were the typical hats and starves started and left on the needles waiting for me to remember them and then there was the lovely pinafore that I started for Alena when she was just months old. I remember thinking that I would make it big enough for a two year old being optimistic in thinking it would be done well before then. as is the case with many well intended projects it was put aside. looking at it I was a bit sad to take it out but really there was no way I would finish it even if this second child is a girl.

it was fun to be reminded of past projects as I looked through the leftover skeins from past projects and was inspired by the yarn that I wanted to keep. after going through the yarn I took inventory of my needle collection. I was actually surprised to find that I only had two sets of needles that overlapped in my whole stash. it was nice to see where the holes in my collection and I now have a nice grid mapped out of what I actually have/need.

so tonight I am off to rid my stash of a full duffle bag of yarn. the bag I have filled of yarn is the one I use for groceries and can get a good three bags wort of food in at a time. I hope that what I came back with is a bit less then this but really I am just excited to have get an evening of food and drinks with friends. I am proud that I now know exactly what knitting projects I have going. three things at a time is not so bad for me and really they are all for the baby so that can't be bad can it? now if only I finish them all before he/she actually gets here then I will be doing good.

1 comment:

The Litter Box House said...

...she comes out of hiding...

Hi there. I've read your blog for quite a while and am happy to see you posting again.

I'm coming out of my cave to mention Ravelry. If you haven't heard of it or joined, think again. I swear it is an incredible knitting resource. I'm in love with it like everyone else. Hope to see you there. I'm Selkie there, but Andrea in real life. If you're interested, my knitting/sewing blog is at http://wakeupselkie.blogspot.com/

I hope you came home with some gorgeous new yarn!