Saturday, December 16, 2017

A Sin, A Vow, and Other Stuff

 One party down and one to go for the weekend. The Special Ed Department at my school has an epic holiday party every year -- and last night it did not disappoint. We do a hilarious White Elephant Exchange. I schemed to get the item I wanted, but can't show it yet as it's a gift.

So, on to the sin:
I swear this is the last skein of yarn I'm buying until 2019. OK, I am making an exception for my guild's Knit-In and the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. But that's it! I've decided that 2018 needs to be the year of stash busting. It's not like I don't have plenty of yarn right here.
The little needle has been busy, too. Now there are two bird in my Happinest cross stitch. This will be a holiday gift in 2018! This shows an unusual level of organization for me.

And I've been photographing jewelry for my poor neglected Etsy store. There are some really cute knitting earrings, like these:
If you have a minute, check them out at www.etsy.com/shop/caffeinegirl1.

Enjoy your weekend!

18 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about needing to stash bust. I ALWAYS have good intentions, but then I see all the pretty yarns and I just want ALL of them.

    The one you bought is just the kind of yarn that catches my eye too. I love working with the high twist yarns.

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  2. How could you pass up that yarn, it is scrumptious. Love the sheep earrings, super cute!

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  3. I bought two similar skeins (different shops & different dyers) this Fall. I need to join you on a no-buy goal for 2018. Recently, I've vowed not to purchase any yarn until I've used at least ten skeins from my stash.

    The embroidery piece keeps getting more adorable.

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  4. Such a pretty yarn - not to be resisted! I've found the key to stashbusting is avoiding temptation... in our new rural digs the nearest non-acrylic yarn is a couple hours drive away. Besides, downsizing has made it entirely obvious that I already have LOTS of yarn!

    The cross stitch is so cute. Such a gorgeous combination of colours and charming design!

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  5. Love that cross stitch! I'm with you on the stash busting goal as I have way too much yarn also, but I wouldn't have been able to resist that pretty skein either. Have an enjoyable weekend!

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  6. Oh, that skein is just so pretty! I can't believe you have so much stitching done. Someone is going to love that!

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  7. 2018 the year of building stash!~!!!!! O h I may have to copy that one! YESSSSSSS!

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  8. Your new yarn is gorgeous, there is always so much temptation! Love the cross stitch.

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  9. The new yarn is so pretty-can't wait to see how it looks in knitting! The cross stitch is incredible!

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  10. That lovely new yarn looks like it belongs in your stash! I have been on a steady "yarn diet" for a few years now, but every once in a while, I indulge in a "perfect" skein or two. The cross-stitch is wonderful -- I love the colors.

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  11. Oh- that sinful yarn is rather beautiful. Can't wait to see what it grows up to be. Sometimes there is that yarn that cannot be passed up.
    Your cross-stitch is gorgeous!

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  12. Your cross stitch is looking great & that yarn is to die for! I put myself on a yarn diet for the month of December and I'm hoping to continue it into January.... except I got a new yarn catalog in the mail and there was some yarn.... I'm trying very hard not to think about it. I'm also proud of myself because my knitting group folk are getting stashed yarn this year instead of cookies. I've already put a dent in the pile. A very small, unnoticable dent, but a dent none the less.

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  13. Ooh, very nice! You sound busy -- hope you get a chance to relax and do things you enjoy over break. P.S. Here's a link to that Isthmus article that I mentioned: https://isthmus.com/news/cover-story/susan-b-anderson-knit-her-way-to-the-top/

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  14. Buying special yarn, especially from an indie dyer, is never a sin. An indulgence, maybe, but never a sin.

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  15. I love that yarn, and agree with Kathryn... that is one of the best indulgences! And, your stitching! It is gorgeous!

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  16. Gorgeous skein of yarn and even more gorgeous stitching. Your work is beautiful!

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  17. Oh that yarn looks so good and your stitching is fantastic! I love those patterns!

    Lambie earrings are super cute!

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  18. what is a yarn diet??? you shouldn't do something crazy like that....lovely yarn!!

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