Friday, June 22, 2012

Before Blocking: Ashton in Giverny

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I finished my Ashton the other day, and I'm really happy with how it turned out!  I was a little nervous about my yarn amounts because I used a bigger needle size, but I ended up having around 30 yards left over.  Overall, this was a super fun and quick little knit - and now my shawlette-blocking pile is up to three!  I'm thinking about buying some Inspinknity flexible blocking wires so I can block the circular shawls more easily.

Today's another busy day - I'm going out to lunch with my friend Palomino and then heading out to knitting on the Eastside - but first, I'm picking up two skeins of Cascade Alpaca Lace from a local fabric store!  I got the new Knit Wear magazine yesterday, and fell in love with two different tops out of it.  I already had two skeins of Alpaca Lace in a soft lavender color, and one of the tops I love, called the Froth Mobius, calls for 4 skeins of that yarn.  I called the fabric shop where I bought the yarn originally and they happened to have two more skeins of the same dyelot!  Hurrah!

I do solemnly swear that this purchase is for stashbusting, even if I am doubling the amount of yarn I have.  We'll just overlook that little detail.


Jitters said...

What little detail? I didn't see any little detail. I dunno what pure talking about. *wink wink*

Anonymous said...

It totally doesn't count as stash if you knit it up right away.