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Project Updates 08.01.17

Hey all! Sorry for my absence, I actually wanted to finish some projects before posting my next update but that hasn’t happened. 

I was working on this scarf using gorgeous cotton yarn from the Great Adirondack Yarn Co., but I had to unravel it because I was making it too wide and I wouldn’t have had enough yarn to complete it. I was thinking of buying more of it, but this particular colorway is out of stock everywhere near me. Sigh!

Next up is the socks I’ve been working on using the Crystal Palace yarns. I have two mismatched socks done, and I’ve started the third one. Here is the second one I just finished last week:

In other news, I did end up scooping up some more Crystal Palace yarns from my LYS, so I’m all stocked up on those for the time being (possibly forever). This picture is very purple but it’s the only one I have at the moment. More to come.

I’ve also been watercolor painting a lot lately, using my new espresso machine, and playing around with makeup art. I also got a new phone stand and will hopefully be making more youtube videos! 

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Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more projects I’ve been picking away at! 


My Yarn Stash

Hi everyone, this post will include everything in my yarn stash that is not currently in my knitting bag and/or part of a WIP. While I don’t have a huge stash, I do have a bit of a collection that I’m hoping to work my way through over the next two months.

Many of these skeins are small and mainly suited for hats and mittens, and since my family and I only need so many winter accessories, I will post a number of them on Etsy. I also have a number of hats I made years ago that I’m planning on frogging and reworking at some point. More details on these, and other future projects, in my upcoming knitting queue.

Now, on to my collection. I will start with my least favorites and end with the ones I’m saving for something special.

Old, Unknown, Unlabeled Yarns and Scraps

I could probably make a guess at what most of these are, but I haven’t saved the labels for any of them.

Berocco Yarns

The first yarn was made into a hat for my boyfriend (which I may add more onto later).

Miscellaneous Yarns

Yarns that I’ve picked up here and there and don’t have a definitive plan for yet.


Planned Yarns

I’m going to use the yarns below to make a sweater for my boyfriend.


And these yarns are going to be for a lacy cropped sweater for myself:img_4564

Crystal Palace Yarns

I love these skeins, they’re so so soft and perfect for gloves and hats. Sadly, they were discontinued, but there is still some left in stock in my LYS.


Wollelfe Yarns

These gorgeous yarns were given to me as a gift about a year ago. I’m still saving them for something special, maybe a cropped top or shawl. I’m not sure yet.


I do have some other yarns that I didn’t include here, either because I’m using/about to use them for something, or because I just bought them. Those will be included in later posts. Cheers!

The Great Northern Yarn Haul

This will be my first year participating in an event taking place across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. This year, 23 yarn shops are participating in the tour. The event kicks off this evening and I will be stopping by Yarn in Montpelier to pick up my brochure (and hopefully tote bag as well).

More information can be found at this facebook page and this blog post.

This post will be featured at the top of my blog and I will be updating it reguarly with each shop I visit on the tour and (hopefully) photographs and details about each one!

I’m super excited to participate as I have only visited a few of the shops in the state and I know there are quite a few of them. Let me know in the comments if you have participated in the tour before or if you are participating this year!

Update 07/13/2017

I haven’t had the time to update lately, but I did go to a kickoff party last Friday at Yarn in Montpelier! Here’s a quick look at some of the things I got.

The orange yarn was given to me as a door prize, and the Wonderland Yarn was what I bought to qualify for these lovely canvas bags! 

In my upcoming posts, I’ll be talking about lace knitting, recent purchases, birthday gifts, and custom patterns! Subscribe and stay tuned!