Originally titled "Backstory."
October 8, 2011
The problem with neglecting one's blog is that after a while updating begins to Loom. After a while, I sit here staring at a blank screen, overwhelmed by how much I haven't written. A backlog of seemingly mammoth proportions accumulates. Then there's the whole guilt factor. Of late, blogging has felt frivolous, an activity in which I do not deserve to indulge, When did that happen? After a while, one forgets that one began subjects which one never finished, like Stitches Midwest.
From last year.
Last year's class from Sarah Peasley was all about Lord Kitchener. We did a section of stockinette rows to stockinette rows as a little warm-up and then went into what I can only call Extreme Grafting. Over there on the right side of the left-hand swatch? Not only is that grafting stitches to rows, what looks like a fold is actually a grafted hem. Along the top of the left hand swatch? That's grafting a picot hem.
The highlight of last year was, of course, the
Buy patterns, not yarn.
Not that I didn't buy yarn, it's just that I bought patterns to use up the yarn I have on hand, too. I know my stash may not rival that of a lot of Serious Knitters, but there's enough of it that I feel compelled to hide it when non-knitters come to the house. That attests to a pretty impressive stash, especially considering the speed with which I knit. My Stitches yarn acquisitions last year, then, didn't involve much in the way of Yarn Pr0n. Note the "much" because of course I have some to offer. I just bought few, and of small(ish) quantities,
in support of
-Ta da! - patterns.
We are not going to go in to how many of these patterns I have actually knit. I begin to think I have only found a new way to stash.
I wonder if 3-inch binders ever go on sale oat Office Depot?