Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Flying dragonflies

The Dragonfly socks are zooming right along. I can finish a full pattern repeat (10 rows) in about half an hour. I got two repeats done on my lunch today!

As much as I'm digging the pattern and the yarn, I really need to get a move on my Christmas knitting. So instead of knitting these socks for myself, I'll be adding a little length and putting them in the Christmas box. (It is only six months away after all.)

Ideally, I'd like to finish these socks this week - then I could include them in this month's stash surmount. In theory, it's possible. However, I also have the Crow Waltz shawl I'd like to finish. I got the body complete on Saturday, it just needs it's top edging. I estimate that will take a full evening. If I want to finish the socks in time, I'd definitely need that evening.

Oh well, they will be finished soon, and that's another skein out of my stash that's been kicking around for a while!

Are you doing a stash down? How's it going?


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8 comments:

Minding My Own Stitches said...

We ARE almost at the identical spot with these socks. And having the same crazy ideas about finishing them this week too :)

Dee said...

I just have to kitchener the toe and I'm done sock #1.

I AM trying to stash down. I reorganized my craft room this week. I have five tote boxes of yarn and 3 of the BIG ones are sock yarn. YIKES!

Knit fast!!!!

Delusional Knitter said...

OMG Christmas knitting?? Already???

Rachelle said...

I'm trying to stash bust at the moment, I have fallen over a few times though which means it doesn't seem to reduce by much overall and if you've seen my stash on Ravelry I think you'd agree that it does need to reduce!

Prudence Puddleduck said...

Okay...where do you get this pattern??? It is amazing! How many hands does one need to knit that fast??? ♥Debi

RobinH said...

If by 'stash down' you mean, 'after falling down at a yarn sale I know have at least 2-3 years' worth of yarn and no closet space, therefore I can buy no more yarn until I have used (most) of what I have'....then yeah, I'm doing a stash down...

Though really, my focus is less on using up yarn and more on completing the ridiculous number of projects on my list for this year!

Monika said...

Stash down? What's that? I really wanted to do that for this year, but not much luck. There's always next year! :o)

Frieda said...

I love your colourway, so soft and pretty !I'm just about at the same spot and really haven't spent that much time knitting , so they do fly as you say .

As far as a stash down goes ,for sure ! It has outgrown its space and needs to be knit up or culled .I'm thinking of joining Lynn and company in the Year of Projects group on ravelry . Maybe this will help me focus on using up some of it . I live in hope ...