Posted by on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

When I haven’t been in my studio, frantically sewing bags, I’ve been puttering about.

I decided a few months ago that I needed to come up with a reliable, organized method for saving yarn to repair the things I knit.  After a lot of searching, I finally found a reasonably priced wooden card file for the task.  It’s nice and deep, and it holds standard index cards, so it should be easy to categorize, label, and store darning yarns.


Now I just have to go through all of my leftover bits of yarn and set them up in some sort of order.


I’m working on a pair of Nutkin socks, though I’m a bit concerned about the lack of elasticity in the stitch pattern.  This is one of my last skeins of Spirit Trail Alexandra.  Sigh.  I’ll miss that yarn.


I made myself this lovely pair of Go With the Flow socks out of some gorgeous String Theory yarn I got at the KR Retreat last year.  I love the rich deep orange, and the pattern itself was nice to work.  I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of these.


I actually finished this Winding River Cowl in Birte last year, but immediately started wearing it and never got around to taking its picture.  This is one of the mainstays of my cool-weather wardrobe.


I spent the last day of my 37th year making a ludicrous batch of Jaeger schnitzel for our Samhain event  a few weeks from now.  That’s 30 pounds of pork, a whopping six gallons of schnitzel stew.  It’s in the deep freeze now. I’m so glad to have this piece of the puzzle taken care of.


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4 Responses to “Puttering”

  1. NutmegOwlon 24 Oct 2011 at 10:25 am 1

    Well aren’t you just all sorted? Making the rest of us feel more than usually inadequate too. I tried to keep yarn scraps organized that way. I really did. But over time it devolved. At least I manage to keep all the scraps pretty much in one place, with or without labels.

  2. Marty52on 25 Oct 2011 at 5:59 pm 2

    Love the colors you have used in these knitted lovelies… and that is one HUGE pot! Wow!

  3. gayleon 27 Oct 2011 at 4:27 pm 3

    Love your colors and patterns – especially the Go with the Flow socks. (Just went and yoinked the pattern – that’s one I’d missed. Thanks!)
    That’s a fine kettle of pork ya got there. Isn’t it nice to be able to kick back when the cooking’s all done?

  4. gayleon 27 Oct 2011 at 4:27 pm 4

    Oh, and Happy Birthday!

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