Between the Pages
My stash has multiplied quite significantly over the past week, with no less than THREE new sweater-quantities entering the fold.
I've mentioned being completely enamoured by the Järbo Garn Mio that I'm using for "Sleeves" (100% merino, either fingering or light sport weight), and as it was a good price, I decided to get a bunch for myself too - despite not having any fixed ideas of what to use it for.
That was last Wednesday, then yesterday I biked past my local yarn shop to get some new needles, and discovered that they were having a 50% off everything sale! Unfortunately because they're closing the store, which saddens me :( But a 50% off sale is always worth utilizing, and as I've long been thinking I'd love to knit another "$5 in Paris" using the same Easy Care Big (100% merino, aran weight) as my existing one, I figured I might as well go for it. Unfortunately they didn't have enough skeins in the colour combination I most wanted (rust red and burgundy), but I did get enough for two other combinations I think will look nice :)
Events / Challenges / KALs
Two knitting KALs and one book challenge this time :)
The Just One More Row podcast are hosting the "Christmas in July" craft-along for July and August. The only rule is that the projects have to be started and finished in July/August (no WIPs) and the finished objects have to be either Christmas presents, Christmas ornaments or in other way Christmas related. Any craft counts and double-dipping is encouraged :) I found a bunch of Christmas ornaments I wanted to knit LAST year, but never got around to knitting any of them, so I'm definitely planning on jumping in on this one! Specifically I want to figure out a pattern for a knitted version of the Danish Christmas heart ever since I found a crocheted version last year. The CiJ CAL seems like a perfect opportunity to try my and at that!
The Year of Projects should be starting up soon too. I'm seriously considering joining that one this year as I want to challenge myself to actually use up some of the sweater-quantities worth of yarn I've discovered hiding in my stash... even before the three new ones were added this week ;)
And finally, a bookish event - the Books on the Nightstand are hosting a "Summer Bingo" on their Goodreads Group. You don't actually have to neither join the group or listen to their podcast to join in on the challenge - just go to BOTNS Bingo! and print out your bingo card! I've printed out two, because what's the fun in having just one bingo card?! ;) Each book can only count for one square on each card, but the same book can absolutely coun't for a square on multiple cards :) I started on June 1st and already have 7 squares on one card, and 6 on the other!
Will you be joining in on any of these? Let me know! :)