Sunday, July 13, 2008

Trifecta...

I have a few items this week. Let's see, first things first.

I finished my texture blanket!


I am so happy with how this came out! I am completely in love with this pattern. It's not too difficult, it works up pretty quickly, and it looks seriously cool when finished. I am very glad I ended up going with the fleck yarn rather than just a solid color. The flecks add to the overall coolness of the blanket, in my opinion.

Here's a closer shot, and you can see the border a little better too.

Now I just need to coordinate efforts with my friend to get this to her parents. I think this may be one of the blankets I am most proud of to date. Hopefully its owners will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

I finished up with the blanket on Thursday, and so Friday night I decided to get started on my inventory while I watched all of my fun sci-fi shows. It turns out I had both more and less than I thought. When I told this to my husband he said I broke the space-time continuum.

I guess what I mean though is that I do have a fairly decent amount of leftover yarn from my various projects, but now that I've got it all organized and such, it seems so much more manageable.

Here's a shot of all of the yarn I've got:

I started out by sorting it all out by type and then how much I had of each type.

These are all of the full skeins I have leftover worsted weight from various projects:

And here are all of the partial skeins of worsted weight I have:


And then here are all of my "special" yarns:

I had a picture of my sport weight yarns, but I managed to not save it to my computer, apparently, so you'll just have to infer the existence of those from the first picture. I got myself two three drawer organizer containers (on sale at Wal-Mart, yay) and the wide one is completely full of yarn. There's a drawer for the partial worsted skeins, a drawer for the full skeins, and one for my current project. Then one drawer in the narrow container is for my specialty yarns and the other two are for patterns, hooks, and notions.

Let me tell you, organizing my hooks (I also went ahead and got a case for those) was an experience. I have four size G hooks. No clue why, I just do. I have a set of these clear brittle plastic hooks that I bought because they look really cool (and they weren't too expensive), but they really aren't very user-friendly. So I think I am going to start replacing those with new hooks in the sizes I don't already have hooks in, and then also work on filling in the gaps in hook sizes I have. I do seem to have a pretty good array of the normal sizes for what I do though, so that's nice.

I got everything written down as I organized it, so my next step is to put it all in a spreadsheet (yes, I am one of those people who uses Excel for everything, I love Excel) and then be good about keeping it updated and I should be golden as far as crochet project organization.

And that's how I spent my Friday night. Sci-Fi and yarn inventory. I. Am. A. Nerd. Hee hee.

Not included in my inventory yet (since it's part of an active project) is the yarn for my new project that came last week. I'm using Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice yarn to make this blanket. I'll be getting that project underway today. This yarn is really soft, so I am excited to see how it is to work with.

Here's a shot of that yarn so you can get an idea of the colors:

And that's all I've got.

Have a great week guys.

Peace out,
C

1 comment:

nanaknits said...

I'm pretty impressed that you can get all of your yarn in one picture! LOL... can't do that with my stash... must go knit now!