Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sparkles in my eyes

I have such a bad case of startitis. It's like this- I have a ton of things I SHOULD be doing (like housecleaning, and gardening and stuff like that) I also have a couple of knitting projects to finish (sometimes, that last little bit is so hard to get done- it's hard to get over that hump!). So what happens? Startitis. It's like here is the summer, we are almost through July, and I want to start AND finish, something new! Like the Kauni sweater (I suspect that will be addictive!) Or the Ilga Leja sweater out of the Handmaiden Ottawa (I think I called it Fleece Artist in one of my posts-oops). And now the preview to the fall Interweave Knits is up. http://www.interweaveknits.com/preview/2007_fall.asp OOO boy. More startistis! One of the things I have in my stash is a double bag (20 balls!) of an aran weight wool by Jaeger in a deep rich purple. And this looked liked such a good match (I borrowed this image from the Interweave site-the sweater is also on the front cover of the magazine). Is it not a stunner? The site also has bonus photos of the sweater. Oh my-so very, very wearable. You could wear it with pants, jeans, a skirt or dress. Hmmmmm. Oh startitis-you are killing me!!!!Oh yes- I also have my sangria Silk Stream sweater to complete. And I have that red Lavold angora put away fro a Christmas sweater. EEEEKKKKKKK. One of these days, I think I am going to have to hold a stash sale- I have large lots of a variety of yarns-like 20 to 25 balls of some nice yarns. I buy nice yarns because that is what I like to wear. o how do you folks feel about stash sales? What is a reasonable price to expect (as in percentage of buying price?) And how have you handled it-if you have had a bad situation? (as in a customer who didn't pay) My husband would be overjoyed if some of my stash went to other homes, let me tell you!!!

Well, off to knit up the "must do" things before I get into my stash diving.

Added later...............................

Husband blames dog.

Dog, blames husband.


Seems like 4mm rosewood knitting needles are an endangered species in this house.
Hmmmmmmm.

5 comments:

DianeS said...

For some reason, I'm feeling the need to actually finish some projects. Or at least for a few days until something else catches my attention. Knitting is always better than housework, weeding and laundry!

I say they're both guilty. Bear can get you new needles and DH can take you out for dinner and a shopping trip for them.

thecountrygirl said...

Bear is perfectly adorable in that photo in your sidebar! he's too cute.

Sorry about the needles though. That really bites!

brandy said...

oooh I wanna make the jacket tooooooo. It IS so cute!

Carol said...

I would say that dog AND husband will be endangered species unless something is done ASAP to assuage your displeasure! I like dianes idea.

Miss Scarlett said...

Ack! Not Rosewoods! Dreadful.

I know - there are some fab looking sweaters in that preview...