Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saturday Stash Summary

Well, I didn't get done what I had intended.  What else is new around here?


In the 'Finished' column is one pair of socks.  I think it counts as stash if I bought the yarn in May.  In any case, I have been using the sock as a bit of fancy in a sea of garter and stocking stitch.

Unfinished is the Choco-vanilla Swirl Skirt.  I have one gusset left to knit and then a bunch of grafting.  156 stitches to be exact!  Good thing I kind of enjoy grafting...but that's for socks.  Totally different scene when it's this big.  Also unfinished is the baby dress.  That will be my tiny piece with tiny needles and a bit of detail work for this week.


And, this is why I'll need it.  I have two of these cones of white cotton sport-weight in my stash.  I had no plan for them and their purchase (at the thrift shop) probably comes under the "what was I thinking?' category.


But, a pattern drifted past me on Ravelry.  Another skirt, this one designed by Cindy Craig which she calls the Flouncy Skirt.  I seem to be smitten by skirt patterns right now.  But, it's summer and a white cotton skirt might be just fine. I had the thought that I'd never had a white skirt before but that's not true.  Back in the 60's I had a white pleated polyester skirt.  It must have been a part of the fad which included the Ben Casey blouse - mine was white with turquoise polka dots.  These were a way to show our teen-age devotion to Dr Ben Casey as played in the TV series by Vince Edwards.  Not sure why the devotion - of course that's the me of many years on speaking.  No accounting for teenage tastes. 


I cast on as soon as I did the swatch.  This will be even more mindless knitting than the other skirt.  But it uses up a lot of yarn which is important in this stash-busting game.  It also has some fun lace at the bottom.  And I will get there.  Going round and round and round.  You can see why I might need the small diversions.

6 comments:

jeannette said...

The socks look lovely, Stephanie. Good luck with the skirt! Hope you'll finish soon and get to the fancy border of it:)

Ginny said...

The skirt looks lovely! I'm wondering how you will do the fancy hem? Ben Casey was on in the same years as Dr. Kildare!! I probably never missed a show of either of them! I loved them both, but preferred Richard Chamberlain a bit better! He is still acting, and was on Brothers And Sisters. I'm not sure what happened to Vince Edwards...

EmptyNester said...

Darn Blogger! It's messing with my comments again....

Anyway, what I tried to say is: Look at you and all your creative talents! That skirt is VERY cute- and I hope your diversions don't last as long as mine! LOL

This is my THIRD attempt to leave a comment...third time's a charm?

Rudee said...

Holy cannoli woman! Sport weight? You'll be knitting that skirt two years from now like I'm still knitting that insane shawl! It'll be gorgeous, but don't go stark raving mad and poke yourself in the eye with a knitting needle for relief!

I can't wait to see the swirl skirt. It's going to be stunning. And those socks? Adorable.

fabricfan said...

Diversions, indeed.

cindy said...

Great looking pair of socks. May! that isn't too bad, I have material I purchased and haven't used in 12 years. This skirt is going to look fantastic, be sure to post.

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