Summer WIP Frogging

Apparently, I’m driven to eliminate languishing WIPs and destash my hoard of yarn. Why, I don’t know but it appears to be happening and I’m being quite cut throat, where before I was quite sentimental about my Works In Progress.

 

My listing:

 

Blodeuwedd The Hat for me
Little Boy Blue Blanket (Loading…45%)
Cosmos Doily Madness: Doily Three (Loading…95%)
Child-bearer’s Cardigan (Frogged)
Boba Fett Amigurumi Doll
Rose Doily #804
Bigger on the Inside Shawl
Gloves for myself
Villimarjatar Shawl (Frogged)
Large Pineapple Doily (Loading…50%)
Monster Slippers for Valerie
Volunteer Scarves
Volunteer Baby Hats (Loading…5%)
Cardigan of the Progenitor (Loading…16%)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Hobbes – Yay! (Loading…53%)

 

If you’re wondering why I’m making five Hobbes dolls, it is due to the fact of a promissory backlog. I promised four people Hobbes dolls as gifts and figured there was no time like the present when, on hearing that the Pharmacy Delivery Driver’s birthday was upcoming, the Maternal Parental begged me to make him a Hobbes doll in appreciation. She actually pleaded with me to put aside the work I was doing on her cardigan and get working on the Hobbes doll as soon as possible.

 

So, knowing that I had this backlog growing, I figured I’d eliminate them all at once. I’m currently 53% completed with this task. At this point, I can do this pattern in my sleep, which is good because I have been falling asleep at the desk while working.

 

Onto Villimarjatar. I initially tried to make this shawl in a sock yarn. Until I saw an episode of Fruity Knitting where Romi Hill was interviewed, I was fully prepared to knit eight hundred yards into my shawl using said yarn despite being unhappy with the look of my progress. Let’s hope that the new yarn I’ll be using works more effectively.

 

The reclaimed sock yarn will be going into two projects. One cake will go into the Syncopation socks. The other cake will join my first attempt at Doublefun socks. I’ve been looking forward to making the Doublefun pattern for some time now. Some of the remainder may go into my take on the Find Your Fade shawl. We’ll see.

 

Into the destashing, one of my relatives has decided to rekindle her knitting skills and was fully prepared to go up to Joann’s to buy supplies with which to do so. I just couldn’t allow that seeing as I’ve got all this yarn and all these needles that hardly get use. So, I made her up a box that will, hopefully, make her happy.

 

What made me happy was, on seeing the depth and breadth of the box, the Maternal Parental decided that she wanted a batch of yarn as well. I really hope she means it this time. If they both keep at it, I’ll give them the more expensive yarns once I’ve fully divested of the less costly product. More people need to be knitting, crocheting, and weaving. That’s my philosophy.

 

My other philosophy is that, shock and awe, I’m moving away from acrylic. The more I work with wool and other natural fibers, the more I want to. Also, there is the environment to consider. Wool and natural fibers are…natural and biodegradable. As much as I like being the Empress of Economy, acrylic costs the environment in the long run even if it saves me money in the short term. So, in future, if I do buy acrylic yarn, it’ll most likely be a colorful wig project someone commissioned me for. Which is to say…not very likely.

 

About the only other thing on my RADAR is a story idea creeping on the periphery of my conscious thoughts. I dream it just fine but when I wake, the dream is gone from my mind like someone erased it. I’m determined to bang something out on this keyboard over the next few days. So, one way or another, something is getting into my OO.o Writer.

 

Until the next time, have a safe and fantastic journey around the Sun. Take care, my friends. Rolling on the floor laughingRed heartRainbow

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3 thoughts on “Summer WIP Frogging

  1. Even if it were affordable, I’m allergic to wool. (I wear a lot of denim, rayon, linen, and other kinds of cotton because of that.) I can usually tolerate acrylics, though. What’s the best place to buy yarn online at a good price? I have a hand knitting loom and want to get to learn how to use it. And what is a good price for yarn?

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    • It can be affordable. I just don’t go for the high end wool/fibers unless the project is going to be next to my skin.

      For quality acrylic and acrylic blends, I would have to say Knit Picks. I bought some for my friend and she loved it. I’m also partial to their wool and other natural fibers. They have several really deep sales during the year. 40+% off of yarn and other materials.

      Here are the cottons and blends.

      Your second best bet would be to watch the individual big name websites like a hawk for any signs of a sale. Then, hop on the Walmart/Amazon sites and grab the deals as fast as you can get them. Have a price comparison app handy.

      Sometimes, one site will undercut the prices of another on their yarn to get people to their site. I picked up most of my Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool and Pound of Love yarns that way. I have enough FW to make two and a half sweaters and I barely paid $50.00 for the lot for it when it retailed for $13.00 per skein.

      I’m swimming in POL.

      You also might want to get on Ravelry too. People destash and will sometimes be willing to part with their yarns. You can also buy yarn from people on there. It is a very cool site.

      Another option is Joann’s or Michael’s, though I haven’t shopped at Joann’s in a very long time due to my passionate love affair with Knit Picks. I’ve never shopped at Michael’s.

      I hope that this is helpful.

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