Sunday, June 8, 2008

Zero blogspiration

Helloooo, is anyone still there? My blog has been feeling very neglected lately. I've had absolutely no inspiration to blog. It's been too hot to bring out the yarns for Project Spectrum's AIR theme, it's been too hot to photograph other projects, and it's almost been too hot to knit (not really! but you get the idea). Today, I finally decided it was time to kick myself off the couch and do some blogging.

Is there any better way to come back after a long absence than a little stash-flash? The colors for the PS AIR theme are gray, white and yellow. I couldn't find even the shortest thread of yellow in my stash, which was to be expected since it's a color I never ever use. I did have some gray though.

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I was really surprised that it wasn't more than this. I have some Rowanspun of course, 10 skeins of 4 ply at the top and 3 skeins of DK at the bottom. I was also pleasantly surprised by the fact that a big part of my gray stash is "natural" yarns. Those are to the left in this picture. I have a skein of Kainuunharmas, two skeins of the wonderful Riihivilla yarn, one skein of an unidentified finnwool yarn, and a skein of Silkeskaninens garn. I also have two skeins of a wool yarn that I got in an exchange, and three skeins of Novita 7 Veljestä. No crazy acrylic yarn or any other "difficult" yarn.

My white stash wasn't that terrifying either. But it wasn't as nice as the gray one.

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There are only two yarns that I really like here, and surprise surprise, those belong to the "natural" category. There is some Silkeskaninens garn, and a skein of 100% finnwool. The rest is blaaah yarn, and there's even a squeaky skein of horrid acrylic in the bottom left corner. Why oh why did I ever buy that?

I also have some AIR projects on the needles. One that I'll finish, and one that will be frogged. This one will survive.

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Scarf with edging 21 and insertion 25 from The Knitted Lace Pattern Book, Thompson Bros., Kilmarnock, Scotland 1850 from Victorian Lace Today. Couldn't they come up with a longer name for that one? The yarn is an unidentified Novita cotton yarn. I really like this pattern. I've modified it a little and made it more narrow. The goal is to finish it by Christmas, preferably Christmas this year.

This project will be fed to the frogs.

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Travelling Roses Scarf. The yarn (100% finnwool that I got at Turku Christmas Market) and pattern just don't match, and I'm getting a little bit bored. I think this yarn would be better for something more lacy and airy.

I still have a million other projects on the needles, both new ones and ooooold ones. I'll do my best to blog about those soon. The weather is supposed to get colder next week, so maybe that will make it easier to use my brain for other things than work and sleep.

12 comments:

SatuU said...

Oi miten ihania lankoja sinulla on varastossasi... (harmaa on yksi lemppareistani) Ja kivoilta näyttää työsikin!

Marcia said...

I'm curious what "hot" is in Finland? In Virginia it was 96F (35.5C) yesterday, with high humidity, which makes it wet and sticky on top of the heat. Of course, we all have air conditioning here, and you probably don't, so that makes a difference. If I didn't have air conditioning, I would definitely be too lethargic to knit!

Pikku- Kettu said...

Tevetuloa takaisin!

Voi noita siun Rowanspuneja, taidat olla ainut ihminen maailmassa, jolla on enemmän kun miulla (jotenkin se on lohduttava tietää). ;)

RiikkaS said...

First I thought it was a sleave in the photo and not a scarf, so I must admit that I really like the travelling roses and that spesific yarn put together. It would make a really nice sweater! Hmm, maybe I'll "borrow" the idea :)

redqueensrace said...

The scarf that isn't going to be frogged is very pretty. I really must knit some lace one day, I keep seeing such pretty pieces around.

joko said...

kauniita on nuo harmaat langat.

Karen said...

Love your stash...the shades of gray remind me of the Cowichan sweaters they make on the West Coast of Canada -- very natural and always fascinating.

yvonnep said...

With you grey is a beautiful colour... white is a difficult one, isn't it? I'm just discovering it. And yes, how hot is hot with you?
Good that you are back.

Heidi said...

Marcia and Yvonne. During our heatwave the other week, we had a few days with temperatures around 28 C. That's hot enough for me! :)

weaverknits said...

Hey, I just tagged you... it's an easy meme, so that might give you some inspiration while you work through that gorgeous pile of yarn...

Limeadine said...

Ekaa kertaa blogissasi... Ihania lankakasoja näytillä!

kio said...

sulla on kiva blogi, ihania lankoja ja töitä. Ja sait timantin blogissani :)