Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Announcement of Susanna Preston Lees' death (New York Times)


Well is anybody still out there...

I have neglected this blog for almost 2 years. So much as changed. So much needed to change. I started this project as a form of therapy. I needed a place to vent about my professional unhappiness. And once I solved that problem, the blog fell by the wayside.

I left the museum world two years ago this March and I'm now the owner (with 2 other women) of the local yarn shop. Everything is right with the world. I have found my calling.

So if you are interested in the yarn/knitter side of this blog, join me at www.theyarnmart.com for that side of my life.

If you are interested in history and/or looking for information on Katherine Carson Breckinridge and her kin, then stay tuned. I'm still exploring and wondering about her. I guess I always will.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Knitting Down Stash Progress Report - Week 1

Where did the week go? I have been knitting a little on all the projects I listed in the last post but I've made very little progress on any of them. With the exception of O W L S. In Vintage Chunky, the sweater is speeding right a long. I actually have to stop working on it and focus attention on other projects so I don't get too far ahead of the KAL group.

I hope to have a better progress report next week.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

KDYS - Queue and WIPs

Happy New Year! I'm excited about this year of knitting down my stash. I've gotten skeptical looks from my husband and my knitting friends but I think I'm up for the challenge.

To start the project off, I have organized my stash and I have donated/given away yarn that I know I will never use. I also finally realized that you have to mark yarn in your stash "Used" when you use it all up. How many years have I been on Ravelry and I'm still learning. So the official stash count is 130.

I have 49 project in my queue (on Ravelry)  and 13 projects in my WIPs (Works in Progress).

My WIPs are a variety of projects from sweaters to socks and were started yesterday or in some cases, 3 years ago. For those of you on Ravelry, you can check them out. For those of you not on Ravelry, here is the run down.

O W L S for Yarn Mart KAL - started 1/1/2012
Nuvem - started 11/3/2011 for KAL at Yarn Mart
Baby Blanket for the Rattermans - started 12/10/2011
Spectrum Scarf KAL - started 10/13/2011
Grove Mitten Version 2 - started 9/8/2011
Graphic Sox - started 08/16/2011 for example for 2 socks on 1 circ class
Momma's Market Bag - started 7/7/2011
Dress for Julienne's Baby - started 6/4/2011
Huron for a Girl - started 1/11/11
Noro Lace Cover Up - started 10/10/2010
Socks for Van 2 - started 08/05/2010
Beret for Me - started 02/20/2009

Revision on Stash Count

Arrive over 3 years of using Ravelry, I just discovered that you have to mark stash yarn as "used up" once you have used it up.

So my stash count is really 129 instead of 142.