new year tidy up

Aaargghh, it’s been nearly two weeks since I came down with the flu, and I still haven’t recovered.  Every time I try to get out of bed (you know, to do something really energetic like get breakfast) I find that I have to go lie down again.  I know I wanted a relaxing break, but being forcibly bed-ridden is just not enjoyable at all.  Sadly I’ve been too tired to even knit, so I’ve mostly been clicking my way through the internet as a minimal-effort activity.  Scary but true:  I think I’ve read just about every current discussion thread on Ravelry.  Obviously everyone else in the world has been out and about enjoying christmas and new year, instead of chatting on the internet.

There are various threads on Ravelry about resolutions, getting organised etc, so in a surge of inspiration last night I sorted out my ever-growing yarn stash.  To be true it actually wasn’t too chaotic, but it’s nice to have everything tidy again.  I already had most of it listed on Ravelry (sock yarn excluded, because that would take forever to list), but I did discover one brand new bag of Rowan 4 ply Soft that I didn’t realise I had.  Yay!  I haven’t been well enough to go to the sales, so it’s like scoring a bargain for free!  I’ve been trying to match my stash yarns to my pattern queue, but I keep finding that despite having a yarn store’s worth of yarn, I always seem to want to make a particular project in a colour/yarn/texture that I just don’t have.  I’m not one for making new year’s resolutions, but I think I’d do well to focus on knitting my stash down for a bit.

Whilst I haven’t knitted anything new, I have managed to upload photos of my end of year baby-knitting projects.

Saartje’s Booties in Sirdar Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk DK (Rav link)

Saarje’s Booties in Artesano Alpaca (Rav link)

Mini scratch mittens in A Swell Yarn Shop Duets Skinny Sock (Rav link)

Baby Kimono Sweater in Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton (Rav link)

Whilst it was good to get some instant gratification mini-projects done, I feel the need to cast on for something more substantial, and in my tidying up I think I’ve found just the right yarn and project combination – Flo from Kim Hargreaves.  Worked in 4ply yarn, it’s bound to keep me busy.  If I ever get out of bed, that is.

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