I always underestimate how much time it takes me to get ready and pack for a trip and how much time it takes me to catch up when I get home. I feel like I’ve accomplished nothing this week!!
Ok, maybe not nothing – I needed to plan a couple knitting projects for the time at Big Canoe – my scarf isn’t done yet but I’ll finish it before I get back (I think). So first up, pulling yarn for a crochet scarf – this is the cotton yarn I’ve been stocking up on especially since moving to FL. I’ve outgrown the bin and my smaller skeins were getting separated from the larger skeins so I took time out to organize.
I also pulled yarn for a scarf and cast on … First one scarf, then another, neither working for me and I pulled them both out. In the meantime, I realized what I was doing wrong on the first one so I’m going to cast that one on again tonight. I’ll have 3 projects with me but there’s more yarn in GA if I finish all 3 (won’t happen!).
Normally Keith doesn’t pay attention to my yarn and fabric shopping but I explained to him that I probably already have more yarn and fabric than I could use up in my lifetime but I keep stocking up because I’m planning for retirement when $$$ will probably be tighter!! Like other quilters and knitters, it’s my retirement savings plan.
In case anyone was wondering about the yarn – it’s Wolle’s color changing cotton – an unplied fingering weight yarn. It takes a bit of experience to get used to the 4 strands of unplied yarn but I love it and it’s worth the effort! Elisabeth has a forum on Ravelry and does a preorder once a month – you’ve got to place your order before it’s gone so it’s not the easiest yarn to buy but as you can see from the size of my stash, it’s not too hard either.