Knitting

Stop me!!!!

I was doing so well, really, I was! May and June saw no new yarn purchased. How great is that?! And then July I needed to make purchases to knit some items for my cousin’s new grandbaby. But that was all planned. And then Forbidden Woolery broke the dam in august!!! And it’s just been a gushing since! 2 skeins @ 435 yards = 870 yards added.

imageTuesday I stopped in at Ginger Cat Knits, my friend’s knit corner at a downtown shopping mart. I needed some yarn for a teacher item, so went with the school colors. I am thinking about doing the Scoreboard KAL that is buzzing around. You knit the team’s colors from the score during the season. Not sure if I need to do 2 rows per point or if 1 per will be enough to make a cowl. Since high school football doesn’t have as many games as pro, it’s questionable how much length I would get from the scores. I will wait for the first few games to determine how well they will do, because at the pre-season game they won 53-0. I also got a beautiful shawl pin and the pattern for one of her shawls. 2 skeins @ 200 yards = 400 yards added.

Then, once home I checked with my niece about her son’s missing blanket, one I made for him when he was born. We decided the same yarn I used on his back up blanket would work, but in a similar color to the 1st blanket. So off to WEBS to order Cascade Pacific, which had the perfect color on closeout! 5 skeins @ 213 yards = 1065 yards added.

Then Wednesday I was at Sheepskeins for knitting and just had to check out their sale items, and just loved the Merino Superwash from Karabella, so I bought 3 balls to make Punkin Head. Hoping I can eke out 3 newborn hats from the balls. I also picked up a ball of Liberty Classic Wool in Starry Nights to make some Magic Coffee Hats, since I just love the one I made the other day, reveal on Friday. 4 skeins @ 91-122 yards = 395 yards added.

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Total Stash Added in August……..2730 yards!!

My August is looking a lot like my January!!! I “acquired” 3216 yards that month. The big difference is between Christmas gift cards, a contest win, and birthday gifts in January I only paid out $32.00 for all that yardage. This month I have spent $139.00! for less yardage. Hmm, why can’t we have Christmas and Birthday gift cards all the time?

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7 thoughts on “Stop me!!!!”

  1. Nice haul. I love a good gift card. You did extremely well and I think you’ve been really really good this year. You deserve it! … and more hehe.

  2. Lovely stuff! It’s so hard to resist new yarn at the beginning of fall! And new patterns. I’ve been adding patterns to my ravelry queue like a mad woman. Even things that I don’t wear, like ponchos!
    Love the “good advice too late” YouTube link. I’m going to make my husband listen to that song LOL.

    1. I prefer capelets to ponchos!! Keeps my arms freer. Tim Hawkins is one of our favorites. I even saw him in person after gum surgery earlier in the day!!! LOL. It was hard not to laugh.

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