Sunday, March 30, 2008

No New Yarn In March!

Earlier this month I decided to pledge not to buy any yarn in March. Next month will be a big one for me with my birthday, my trip to Seattle and subsequent yarn crawl, and sock camp. Eep! But I knew that March was a month when I could be good and avoid yarn purchases. And I've succeeded - yes I know that tomorrow is still March, but I promise not to buy any yarn tomorrow either. Of course I did still receive sock yarn from the Rockin' Sock Club, but that was purchased previously.

As for the knitting, there has been quite a bit of it this month but I haven't finished a lot. In fact as I type this entry there are four pairs of socks in progress sitting on my desk. :o

I did do quite a bit on my Undulating Rib socks in the Flat Feet. The yarn is still fine to work with for me, and the socks are coming out much like socks with any other hand dyed yarn. I think if the flat had been one of the more "artistically" painted ones that might not be the case, but as it was - three vertical stripes - it was quite like what a hank of that given size would be if you dyed it in the skein.


As you can see it's knitting up in the spirally pattern that's common in handpainted yarn. Very pretty though! Also I think my stitches look a little less even than when I'm knitting with yarn that comes in a more normal (skeined) put-up. I'm sure that will block out just fine.

I think this stitch pattern lends itself well to close ups:


Now back to knitting!

Listening to: Odal ~ Agalloch, I Am the Wooden Doors ~ Agalloch

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Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Congrats on the no yarn buying in March!! I know its hard to resist!

And guess what?!! I just found out this week that I'll be joining you at Sock Camp!! Squee!! So excited, but I kinda need to keep it quiet on the blog due to work :) Can't wait to finally meet you!!

The undulating socks are looking pretty!

9:01 PM  
Blogger ~RaenWa~ said...

I hope you have a great time here in Seattle make sure you bring a sweater who knows what the weather here in Wa congrats on the no yarn buying too

11:11 PM  
Blogger ZantiMissKnit said...

I like the way that yarn is spiraling too. I really like the colors; green and grey are unexpectedly cool together.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Aspiring Crazy Cat Lady said...

NO yarn buying? Like, at all? Dude. Your restraint leaves me in awe. I swore to the husband I wouldn't buy anymore yarn now that I'm spinning. Is anyone surprised there's about a dozen new skeins of yarn floating around here? No, not really.

I like how the FF are knitting up. I really wish she'd had more variety when I was picking them out for you, though. That stitch pattern is lovely!

Enjoy sock camp!

6:48 AM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

Yarn crawl in Seattle sounds well worth the March sacrifice! The socks are pretty. Great pattern, I've seen it quite a bit the last week or so, I may have to try it.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

I really like the gray with bright lime accents! Maybe I have to give Flat Feet a try...

Congratulations on no yarn. No yarn, for an entire month! Woohoo!

6:17 AM  

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    Scout's Swag
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