Hi! It's been awhile, eh? Let's move on though....
So, recently I was in my local LYS, stimulating the yarn economy. While I was at the register, I confessed to the lovely lady behind the counter that I had recently fallen off my yarn diet wagon. The customer next to me overheard my comment and asked, "Why would you go on a yarn diet when you can buy yarn now for when you will need it later?" I immediately caught on to her logic. (Buying yarn now=money in bank later). This is very similar to the (Food in freezer=money in bank later) concept. I call this "the principle of stashonomics". I'm sure I didn't invent the term, but it is nonetheless delightful. Feel free to buy as much yarn as you'd like to further test this principle.
This is the February Lady Sweater (Ravelry Link). It was such an easy pattern. Although the line of the front of it isn't very flattering for larger (ahem..) chested people. That's why I only posted the picture of the back.
I also got some pictures of my Two Toned Ribbed Shrug (Ravelry Link). This pattern was my answer to instant gratification knitting. I didn't even block it. I bound off and put it on. I didn't do the full length of the collar and shortened the sleeves by 1.5-2". Not sure.
I think I used Cascade 220 Heathers for the shrug. I had purchased way too much yarn awhile ago and ended up with extra (See?? "Stashonomics!!").
I have something else currently on the needles. I'm using bamboo and I'm in love with it. See Rav for deets.
It's the Milkweed Shawl by Laura Chau. I'm addicted to it.
Last month I had a little time off from school and had a lot of fun with my belly dancing friends at a local Renfaire .
This is me with Shannon and our Camels (Children's Theatre).
Ooooo! Hi Jack! How are ya?!
Cool Masks! Huzzah!
We all had a blast and I hope I can participate next year.
Unfortunately, I'm off to do some studying. I have a really bad attitude now that I'm so close to finishing my degree. But, thanks to "Stashonomics", I'll be knitting a lot. I hope you will, too!