Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Let's Make A Deal

At last photos of the Ice Queen I made for my sister for Christmas. I finished it in December but it has taken me awhile to get the photos up and posted. I hoped that she would like it - she e-mailed me the pattern in September and asked if I would make it for her! At first I said no - I really don't like knitting with beads and the lace looked fussy. But then the idea grew on me and I remembered I had yarn and beads left over from my Secret of the Stole so I really had no excuse. This is actually the first time I was able to use leftover yarn to make a "real" project. I was very proud of myself! It looks great on her and I hope she will enjoy wearing it.

My spring cleaning continued this weekend. I really need to clean out my closet but every time I go in there it overwhelms me. So I decided that I will remove 10 pieces of clothing per weekend. That shouldn't be that hard right? Just 10 items? I figure that over time it will get cleaner. The first 10 were easy. I know that it will get harder each time but I have to try something. I also photographed my bag of yarn for eBay and plan to list those items this weekend. I only hope my motivation continues long enough to make a dent!

On the knitting front I promised myself that I will finish one UFO before starting something new and that I will knit from the stash for at least the first few months of the year. However I already find myself making deals with - well - myself! What if I start something new out of the stash? That shouldn't really count should it? Do I have to finish something before knitting from the stash? Also there is a yarn swap at one of the LYS' this weekend. If I swap yarn does that count as not buying new yarn? I mean if it's a net balance it shouldn't count right? What do you think?

I have been working on my scarf. It is now 42" long. Check out Bonnie's. It turned out beautiful!


Janice said...

I love the Ice Queen!! It turned out beautiful!! I have yet to knit with beads.... have some in my stash :-)
Great idea cleaning out 10 items per weekend!! That will add up fast. My problem is that I would probably be tempted to replace them!!

km said...

I'm SURE your sister loves the Ice Queen. It is stunning. I've not tried knitting with beads before. (I don't count the wire/bead knitting I tried that was harder than I thought it would be.)

Good luck with the cluttered closets. I've been working on that around here since Christmas.

Jknits said...

Love the Ice Queen. Very elegant and well done. Good luck with the organizing - I know it's a constant job!

smariek said...

It's beautiful and I love the color. I've never tried knitting with beads before.