Wednesday, April 23, 2008

In search of leafy green

Lunchtime park knitting returns.
Note: root beer water. The city of St. Paul hasn't cleaned out the fake river yet. The holiday lights are still up. I love how they sparkle in the sun.
As you can see, the trees are still bare. I'm waiting in suspended animation for that wonderful burst of chartreuse-- when the baby leaves burst all over in spring. Last year this happened from April 24-27th. Since nature isn't ready to supply the leaves just yet, here's my latest sock. It's a 2-at-a-time toe-up Koigu number with a leaf-like pattern. Well, at least a geometric leaf.
Over the weekend I organized the stash, and put all started projects away in the yarn storage --the 'yarn-oire' downstairs. All untouched stash went upstairs. Hopefully this move will help with project monogamy. It's a good exercise to count how many pairs worth of sock yarn you own, and how many sweater's worth.

I really shouldn't buy any stash for the next three years. Perhaps I should place this photo in my car and look at it every time I get the urge to buy that "needed" skein of sock yarn or malabrigo. Think it'll work?

7 comments:

Miss T said...

In a word, no.

Kitt said...

"Yarn-oire"! I love it.

If your stash were interfering with your living space, I might be a little concerned, but if you're not stacking the skeins to the ceiling and blocking the windows, I think you're probably OK with the occasional addition.

Not to be yarn-abler or anything ...

Knitted Gems said...

Good work on organizing your stash. I still have to do that.

But, no, I doubt it will keep you from buying more yarn. I know I have a lot of yarn, but it doesn't slow me down. =)

Amy said...

HELL no.

Guinifer said...

It's comin' if all this wet has anything to do with it! And, umm, no? Definitely, buy more yarn, less for me to snarf up.

Holly said...

And it is another vote with the no crowd.

Your tastes will change, you will need a different colour.

Besides, you really don't have all that much ...

ali said...

Love the yarn-oire! If only I could be that neatly organized... sigh... maybe someday...

Happy knitting-
ali