I know we all manage stash differently, but I've always had a very limited budget and a teeny storage spot. It ALL has to fit in one trunk. Which can be a challenge if you're talking sweater quantities of worsteds and arans, right?
So I keep it moving, and my rule with festival yarn is that the old stuff has to get knit up before I'm clear to buy new. And hey, Rhinebeck = Oct 17! So here you go. One bag down.
I do love those #9 needles. It was quick, mindless TV knitting (thanks to Buffy and the vamps)
Drapey, soft, creamy, fluffy aran alpaca. I figured it would be perfect in one of those big slouchy sweaters I keep seeing in the stores. Except I'm way short, and a bit curvy, so alot of them are overwhelming on my frame. I tried to made this one custom to compensate -- The tips go down to my mid thigh exactly, the fronts aren't huge down MY front, the width got nipped in at the back, and I added short sleeves. And although I do think this is about as good as unstructured is going to get on me, I think I like it better with a little structure!
Just look how cool that pins in! I love how the tips line up off kilter.
It still does work this way, the length is good and the fronts actually drape as they should, but I'm going to bet I wear it the other way more often than not.
As for drinks, I owe you all many. I've had a bout with Vertigo and trust me, the LAST think I needed was a drink. (way dizzy enough, for about a month!) But I've moved on to the common cold now, and the beverages will commence again.
It's almost time for my favorite fall treat - Post Road Pumpkin Beer!