Posted on August 09, 2003 by knittingpatterns4you | 0 Comments

Via KBTH, check out this Bugknits page, it is all miniature knitting and unbelievable!

My carefully planned system for purchasing yarn has been thrown right out the window. Yesterday I walked into Abbott Yarn Shop in Beverly, MA, and they had their yearly "everything 20% off" sale -- how could I buy just one project with THAT kind of deal??

I walked out of there with ten skeins of Jo Sharp Silk Road Tweed in a light green (for a 3/4 sleeve pullover), ten skeins of Baby Cashmerino in pale blue (cabled pullover), and two skeins of laceweight merino, one natural and one white (for shawls). Oh, and I also got Gathering of Lace, finally, since it WAS 20% off. I'm baaadddd.

The good news is that I DID finish that scarf, so one of those projects was ok to buy. ;o) AND I also worked on a different project the entire trip up to MA and back, so I have almost an entire sleeve of a pullover done, and that's using stash yarn that I've had for over a year. I really don't even feel guilty about it because everything I bought, except the book, I would have bought for full price, so of course I had to get it for 20% off.

The new sweater is at 6 sts/inch on size 5 needles, it's the smallest gauge I've worked in for a sweater yet. But working on it exclusively for a day means one sleeve is almost done, and if I stay on this momentum I could actually get this thing done.

BTW, if you live near Beverly (NE of Boston), drop by to the shop, the sale ends tomorrow, the 9th. The shop is in downtown Beverly, on Cabott street, near the DMV. They had a good selection of KFI yarns, including lots of discontinued stuff (Noro Cashmel for ex.), and lots of baby and basic stuff. Oh, and TONS of Cascade 220, which I had to restrain myself from even looking at.

On a happier note, I got a job! And I don't start for a week so I have another week of vacation. Time to knit!

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