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10 February 2007 @ 05:30 pm
The Year of Fiber  
Fiber reduction, that is.

I have enough fiber. *gasp* *waits for lightening to strike*

Knitting & spinning will take place solely from my stash this year.

Exceptions:

- Weaving yarn purchases still allowed. Must use the new loom this year. There is no way I can spin fast enough to keep up with my weaving, as weaving yarn is purchased by the pound. Must, however, use up the very small (okay, so ‘small’ is a relative concept…) weaving yarn stash first. Which will be easy, as there’s only enough for 5 or 6 scarves and a small throw in there.

- Sock yarn for use in sock knitting machine still allowed. I can crank way faster than I can spin. Must learn to use darned machines first.

- 4 oz. of cream and 4 oz. brown Mongolian cashmere

- 16 oz of 50/50 tussah/cashmere from Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks – 8 oz to be named later (Sagebrush and African Savannah are the current front runners) and 8 oz Iris (purples – scary!).

- Fiber & related gifts are exempt.

- Blending fiber purchases are acceptable if used in conjunction with stash fiber.

- Purchases under extraordinary circumstances (say, quiviut for $10/ounce or some such) are allowed with the permission of two professionals.


My current idle time knitting project qualifies. Black mohair with copper metallic eyelash scarf in progress:



I’m also planning a hat and mittens in the same combo.

-the redhead-
 
 
 
Abby Franquemonthuaman on February 27th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
You too, with the CSM? SUCKER!

(me too, btw).
-the redhead-theredhead on March 1st, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
So, what's the sekret suker handshake this month?

I have 2 Creelman CSMs - one original Moneymaker and one Improved Moneymaker. Between them I have 5 cylinders (54, 60, 72 x2, 80) and 3 ribbers (30, 36, 40). I'm thinking maybe I should sell one of them. What one(s) do you have?

So, got any good tips?

-the redhead-
Abby Franquemonthuaman on March 1st, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
Hah! I'm a n00b. I've had it for like 2 months. It's an Autoknitter, with 60, 80, and 100 needle cylinders, and ribbers to match each. But working CSMs seem to be a hot ticket right now.

The yahoogroup sockknittingmachinefriends fails to suck, btw. Oh and I'm keeping my actual content at abbysyarns.com these days. Also I miss yacking about yarn with you.