yarn along


I’ve been in sort of a knitting conundrum, I suppose, for the past week or so.  I’m still finding my way as a knitter, but it seems I need a larger project going and a few quick and simple small projects to rotate to.  My lori shawl is almost done, literally just a few rows from being complete, and I ran out of yarn, so now I must order one more skein + wait for it to arrive before finishing.  I have a handful of smaller projects that I wanted to begin, but am trying to find a pattern for some yarn that I have.  I have made a bad habit of buying one skein here, one skein there, and then never having enough yarn for a larger project that I’m eyeing.  So I’m in the process of deciding on patterns, and I can’t seem to go quickly through that process.  I get a bit discouraged with how expensive it can be to knit what I really want with the yarn I really like.  I am going to work on a few more dishcloths in the meantime, because I literally have to have something I can quickly grab and work on in the spare moments I find during the day, while I wait for a bigger project to settle into.

I’m in the same sort of place with books.  I’m just trying to finish up a few that I’ve been stuck in for a bit.  Meanwhile, a friend gave me Gluten-Free on a Shoestring so I’m browsing through that a bit.  I’m always on the lookout for tips and tricks to do this whole gluten-free diet more economically.

Joining with Ginny today.



3 thoughts on “yarn along”

  1. What a pretty cluster of yarn! I agree about how expensive knitting can be if you have good taste in yarn (I am sure that sounds so snobby but I think you know what I mean). I also have found that having a big project with a few smaller ones keeps me always knitting. Add a needlework project and maybe sewing and it’s perfect!

  2. Knitting is an expensive hobby! I found I bought odd bits too and then didn’t have enough of anything to actually make something with. It’s frustrating, because the cost of all those odd balls put together is enough to buy that lovely yarn that you need for the bigger project. I’m not sure it ever gets easier, you just seem to find some inner peace with it all. I do love that little cluster of yarn in your photo!

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