Monday, October 13, 2008

Here I Am

The whole family just got back from a long trip to Roanoke, VA (my home town) for a craft show. It's a long trip. I hate riding in the car. Hate it. I am the world's WORST back-seat driver, and I also get bored just sitting there. So I alternately read magazines and knitted.

I used to knit all the time, and made four (five?) sweaters while I was pregnant with Zack, as beads had been introduced but not fully embraced at that point in time. Now, my impressive yarn stash is languishing, and only comes out to play when I have to be the passenger on long car trips.

(Patagonia Nature Cotton, made by Araucania Yarns, btw).

My idea is to knit these random blocks of color, using up a good chunk of my stash, and randomly sew them together like a quilt. My friend Jen now has an Etsy store and makes, among other things, very cool felted quilts with recycled sweaters. I take my inspiration from her and from the book "100 Afghan Squares to Knit" -- a VERY cool book that has been languishing (like my yarn) on my bookshelf for far too long.

Oh dear.

I just realized that Debbie Abrahams has ANOTHER book out... "100 MORE Afghan Squares to Knit".


Looks like it's time for another road trip.



  1. I like road trips however my time cannot be used as constructively as you because A. I don't know how to knit and B. If I did anything like that I'd get sick sick SICK!
    I'd love to see your blanket when it's done. I love quilty type blankets.

  2. Anonymous3:54 AM

    Trying to use it all up won't work you know. You'll end up hooked again - haunting yarn shops, smuggling 'just one' skein back into the stash, stalking hand spinners and dyers...

  3. OH don't I know it. I have cut myself off from yarn stores and I am having the DT's from it!


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