Monday, December 21, 2009

Travelling Yarn Gifts

There's not much to post here. I'm still working on a Christmas gift. It's taking a while, but it's a lot of fun to knit, so there's that. I'll chat about it after it's been gifted.

To prepare for life without Christmas knitting, I feel like I'm bringing an overabundance of yarn with me to Rhode Island for the holiday. Granted, I'll be there for a good week and a half with not much else to do but knit, I still feel like I'm bringing too much. Here's the list:
  • I've got yarn to knit another cowl out of (the light blue one is awesome, but it doesn't match my hat!).
  • Yarn for a pair of fingerless mitts for me (my hands keep getting cold!)
  • Yarn to finish the Christmas project
Once I get to Rhody, I'm going to have to pick up an aran weight yarn to knit a pair of fingerless mitts for my brother's fiancee's mother. She's cool and will actually wear them. You know, looking at that list, I'm not actually sure I did pack too much yarn. Maybe it's the christmas gifts in my backpack that are taking up all the space. I totally should have mailed them instead of bringing them. Maybe I'll mail them once I get to work.

I should send out a public huge thank you to blogless NanLam. She gave me the coolest bit of yarn:

Dream in Color Knitosophy

It's Dream in Color Knitosophy in the Superhero color way. It's a really great blend of colors. Kalajoki (RavLink) popped up when I did a search and I knew that the two were meant to be together. I'm stuck now though. Because this yarn would be perfect to tout around Comic Con and use for Yarn365. While I want to cast on RIGHT NOW for those socks, I should wait. I'll have to come up with something else in the meantime.

Today's Yarn365 shot is of a centerpiece of knitting needles. In order to get this shot, I pulled a bunch of knitting needles out of the tin I keep all of my needles in. I seem to have a ton of needles I'll never actually use ever again. I think 2010 for me is the year of getting rid of clutter for me - liquidating material things that don't need to be around etc. I'll post a list of the needle type, size etc. once I get back from Rhode Island and y'all can see if there's anything you need. I figure I should just donate them somewhere to charity after that. Anyone know of any charities that accept knitting needles?

I want to post about my visit to La Casita Yarn Shop yesterday, but I've REALLY got to get this damn gift finished!


Cloth Diapers said...

There is no such thing as too muh yarn. You should see how much yarn I took to the hospital when I was in labor - just in case they really did keep me for a few extra days as they were threatening. My husband said I'd never need it (turns out he was right) but I told him he could pack whatever he wants when he has a baby!

Cotton Yarn Manufacturer said...

yeah i agree with him he said right. thanks for sharing this comments with us.

Passionknitly said...

I guess I'm just a little worried since I've got a lot of stuff in my backpack.

I'm realizing though, that the yarn isn't the thing that's heavy in my backpack though, and I should just suck it up. Also, the more yarn I bring, the less of an excuse to buy new yarn I have. :)

Rainy Daisy said...

Cloth diapers is right. You never know when a project will go horribly awry and you'll be stuck without something to work on. At least something mindless. And what if you get sick of one project? What if you realize that the heater is broken and you're in the middle of nowhere and your only chance for survival is to clothe everyone in handknits?

Besides, you can easily smush some of that fabulous yarn into a ziplock and press all the air out of it, so that it takes almost zero space. Or what about various glass bits that need a little something soft around them to keep them from breaking in transit?

Thanks for sharing this comments with us. :P