knitnana: Yarn Focus Challenge - Free Day!

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Yarn Focus Challenge - Free Day!

Today was my one "free" day this month on the Yarn Focus Challenge so I made a few purchases: sock yarns at KnitPicks and their Entrelac Tote pattern and the yarn for it; a variegated yellow-blue-green-white yarn to go with the solids I already had in stash for a baby blanket for DGS#3 (due in Sept.) from Walmart; a skein of Swizzle by Reynolds in the colorway Cobalt for Wendy's Generic Toe-up Sock from my LYS when I stopped to pick up the SB Quicksilvers I'd ordered. I did plan for today to be my Free Day on the Yarn Focus Challenge. A big part of the Challenge is to think about your purchases of yarn, instead of buying for the sake of buying.

More time for consideration as the Knitpicks order will arrive in a couple of weeks, and I have handdyed yarn coming from Knit n Purl Zen for Clapotis in exchange for Roxanne's Mavis bag (this barter was made before I even knew about the Yarn Focus!). In the meantime, I now have my SB Quicksilvers so I can get back to knitting my Highland Triangle Shawl from Folk Shawls, which has been waiting patiently...I had a "near catastrophe" with it when my Denise needles extension came apart in my hands, not once, but twice! I was able to catch the stitches back onto the cable (WHEW!), but decided I wanted the security of a solid needle and cable to finish this large and heavy shawl. Then I also have the socks down below that are ALMOST done.

Photos as soon as possible, I promise!


Blogger Jane said...

Congratulations on using your "free day" so productively! You're going to be very busy working up socks, the felted bag and the baby blanket {g}..

9:34 AM  
Blogger teabird17 said...

I was looking at some Knit 'n' Purl Zen yarn for a Clapotis, too! Are you using the sock weight? What colors, how much yarn, what size needle..... please share.....

3:20 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

I think you did a great job of focusing and using your "free day" for things you really wanted. Sounds like you are going to be busy for a while! :)


8:10 PM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

Sounds like you did a great job in using your free day very effectively! I'm going to be using my May free day for some stuff from Knitpicks myself.

3:55 PM  

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