Saturday, February 02, 2008

and it's February...

Two weeks ago I started my new job... at A Piece of Ewe. A local yarn store. This is my second job at a yarn store. So far, it is going pretty well, even the childcare fell right into place.
Lots of fun yarns and people to talk to about knitting. It feels so productive to help people with their knitting all day. It feels good to diagnose their issue and help them through it.

I am just about finished with a Wonderful Wallaby for Taso. I am using Nashua Creative Focus Worsted. It is a single-ply blend of 75% wool and 25% alpaca. I wouldn't pick it for a sweater again, but it will be fine this once. Abe actually has a sweater knit from the same yarn from my mother-in-law. There are a lot of rough and pokey guard hairs from the alpaca, takes away from how soft the yarn should be. This yarn seems to be more suited to fulling projects. I have seen Fiber Trends clogs and a fulled purse knit from the yarn and those look great!

I am stalled on a sweater for Abe because I am not enjoying the way the variegated Schaefer is working up.

I cleaned out my yarn closet to take pictures for my Stash on and found 5+ projects that are now in a bag waiting to be frogged. A skirt, the lace was fun to knit, but I have lost a ton of weight since I started it. A fulled CD box that I lost interest in. I don't even remember what else is in there now! Oh, a Pi shawl that I lost track of where I was and I want to use the yarn for a hat anyway.