Sunday, January 10, 2016

It's About Time

I have finally started a Tin Can Knits project. So many bloggers have raved about Tin Can projects that I've wanted to try one for myself for some time now. A friend who loves purple hinted that she'd love some handknit socks, so here is Winding Way:
I just love the lace portion. It's geometric with very clean, modern lines. I have always struggled with knitting dark yarn, so I'm trying to work on this when I can use sunlight. Even our pale winter light is better than artificial lights.

And remember this messy picture from a recent post? This is how it turned out. Here is my stash in a much more presentable form.
Now, I want to point out that most of these crates are not full. I just like to organize my yarn by weight. The bag on top of the crate in back is filled with yarn that is going to school with me. Next year I may have two boys who knit! And the bin is filled with yarn that is going to be sold at our next yard sale!

That's progress. If only the rest of my house was so orderly!

15 comments:

  1. Pretty sock! I wish I could get my stash in so few bins. I will have a big clear out soon so maybe....

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  2. A good start is a good start. You'll have to let us know what the boys knit up.

    Happy knitting!

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  3. One project down! I can't wait to teach my son to knit. I hope he wants to learn. Xoxo Andrea @ This Knitted Life

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  4. I love Tin Can Knits but have yet to make one of their patterns. Well done on the purple socks and the yarn sorting, I bet you found beautiful yarn you forgot all about. Have a great week,
    Meredith

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  5. Very pretty sock. I love the rich color of your yarn.

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  6. Im impressed with Your TIN CAN knit up ! Purple is all over knit blogs laterly. SO lovely!You dont have to explain yourself with the yarn bins..haha

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  7. When it comes to tidyng up, yarn comes first. Or so we like to believe. My house is the same way!

    What a lovely purple. Going to favorite that pattern right now!

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  8. When it comes to tidyng up, yarn comes first. Or so we like to believe. My house is the same way!

    What a lovely purple. Going to favorite that pattern right now!

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  9. Love the sock-in-progress! I've knit a couple of Tincanknits projects and enjoyed them, and more are in my queue.

    We just moved house (to Michigan, actually), and I am extremely of your tidy stack of yarn bins. We are living in chaos -- boxes, boxes everywhere.

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  10. Love to see socks in progress :) And like you I find dark and very vibrant yarns hard on my eyes. The stash looks very tidy now! Although if all my yarn was in solid coloured bins, it'd be out of sight and out of mind. My "stash" which is really about 8 skeins of sock yarn sits in a basket in my living room so I can poke through it regularly.

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  11. you've made tons of progress !!! I wish i was close enough to get to that garage yarn sale that you are planning.

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  12. Stash organizing is awesome. I would not fault you if each bin was filled to the rim. hehe.

    I like clean designs, but I'm with you on dark yarn right now. I'm working with this dark purple that makes me feel a bit insane toward bedtime, then I had to kitchener stitch a toe with navy blue at that stripe. waah ;)

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  13. Stash organizing is awesome. I would not fault you if each bin was filled to the rim. hehe.

    I like clean designs, but I'm with you on dark yarn right now. I'm working with this dark purple that makes me feel a bit insane toward bedtime, then I had to kitchener stitch a toe with navy blue at that stripe. waah ;)

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  14. Look at you, all organised!! I am very impressed, love the sock.

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  15. Nice work on the organizing front. I have way too many bins..... Love those socks and Tin Can knits in general. I agree that dark yarn is tough to work with, so is dark cross stitch fabric. I've heard that knitting helps kids concentrate/focus; a friend of mind taught her whole class of 5th graders(with outside help)!

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