Monday, September 24, 2007

Tools of the Trade

Recently I've made an attempt to organize my stash, which I found was literally impossible due to the fact that I own enough yarn to open my own store. Really, it's ridiculous as well as puzzling because despite the sheer amount of fiber housed in my home, I still never seem to have the color or type of yarn I need for my project du jour. What's up with that?

At any rate, I'm on the wagon. No more yarn for me until I use at least half of what I already own. And Jenna? Please do not tell anyone about the yarn I bought last Friday with you at the Yarns Unlimited sale. After all, I didn't pay retail, so therefore we're not counting that purchase.

Ahem.

Yes, we all know I have a problem. Anyway, let's move on, shall we?

So, what am I purchasing to enhance my craft? C'mon no yarn, just means no yarn. I can buy other stuff! I already let you in on my loom lust. Let's see...There's definitely more than just looms arriving at the doorstep of ChezLinoleum!

First, my skullie spoolies have arrived. I couldn't resist trying out the big skullie (13 pins). It's capable of making a nice skinny scarf width tube, as evidenced by my variegated stash yarn (thank you very much) starter tube emerging from within.



The small skullie spoolie will be perfect for churning out easy i-cord.



Also on the knitting tool front...



Yes, that would be a knitting board (loom)! I can't wait to try this one out! Supposedly I will be able to finish a scarf/wrap in nothing flat. We'll see if it's faster than my clicking needles. I'm a pretty fast knitter so the loom speed test should be an interesting one.

Yes, I will be using stash yarn (for now) on the knitting board too. Jeesh.

8 comments:

Andy's Crafts said...

Very clever and cute in a weird way lol! Yarn I am always aware of how much I have, but Needles and hooks I will have to recount. I just got in the queue for Ravelry it is all your fault lol!

Lynne E. said...

Can't wait to hear the results of your speed test. I've always wondered whether the knitting boards were efficient at all.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

:) I didn't go spend $$ I can't afford at YU's sale, either.

Also, is it just me that can't view your pics?! And I am DYING to see them!!

Christina said...

I can see the pics with no problem.

I always tell myself the same thing about yarn...no more, no more. Then BAM, there's more! Can't stay away. I never have the right color or weight or fiber for my specific projects either.

I think its a mental thing. If I start a prject that I don't have the right yarn for, then I HAVE to ger more. Heehee.

Madge said...

Ssssskkulllllzzzzz. Cool.

Heatherly said...

thank you for your sweet comments. :-)
you wanna crochet me a latke? :-)

SpinningErin said...

Oh my goodness! Thanks for your comment - I was already a reg reader of your hilarious multi-textured blog (via Stitchy McYarnpants, another favorite)! Yes, it was very lemons/lemonade - but the goats had fun afterwards leaping in and out of the giant hole left by the rock saw. (Sigh)

naida said...

wow, very cool!