Friday, June 01, 2007


When did it become summer? I'm not even sure it really is here yet, as it is still quite nice outside and we haven't turned the air on yet (shocking, I know, but it has been very mild here so far this year). However, it finally is starting to feel like summer, since I'm really done with all of my school stuff now. We had a week of teacher work days and professional development, but I'm done until August - Woo Hoo!

It's time for the monthly accounting of the stash. In May I put 14 skeins of yarn into the stash, and used up 13. Pretty good! I also finished 8 projects this month, a number I quite happy with.

One project didn't take away from the stash - it was a store sample. Not really my style, but cute!

Pattern: Belt from Y2Knit
Yarn: Noro Daria - about 1.5 skeins including the fringe.
Needles: Sz US 9 Clover Bamboo
Dates: early May - May 30 (on and off - really almost all of it was knit last Saturday)
Mods: I added some length so it would fit a normally sized adult
Thoughts: a little tedious at the end, and the yarn is quite interesting to work with.

I have big plans for June, including several short sleeved sweaters, fresh on the heels of my latest success. Thank you for all the sweet comments - I love it and am very pleased with both the yarn and the pattern. I have plans to knit Picovoli and Rusted Root and a few other simple tanks, but I want to know what you think the best short sleeve sweater patterns are, whether you've knit them or just seen them. I need ideas to feed my new obsession!


  1. I liked knitting and wearing Green Gable. I'm enjoying knitting Garnet; we'll see how it fits. And I'm thinking about maybe Wicked next.

  2. Eight projects?! Wow - you are my hero!!

  3. Anonymous11:09 AM

    Do you believe it, it's going to be hot this week! It makes me think about summer sweaters also. I like Wendy Bernard's Tomato Scoop-Neck Tee. You can see it at Knit Picks. Happy summer!