Week 9 and it's almost March--can you believe it!?!? We are getting there. Now the rest of you need to finish--no more jumping ship! You've made it over the hump and it's time to coast to the finish!!
Congrats to all of our Olympic finishers! I am so impressed that you all took that on! So what's the next crazy deadline event going to be?
I need opinions--I'm sure that you all know that Blue Moon Fiber Arts(of Socks that Rock fame) will be starting a sock club. I know we have Stashalongers who belong to the Debbie Bliss and Rowan clubs. There is some interest from different members in joining the STR club(myself included). I don't think it should result in Stashalong disqualification--mostly because the packages don't even ship until mid-March which means you may not even receive them before the end of the month. What does everyone think? I'll go with the majority on this one--I haven't caved and joined yet, but the temptation is definitely there--I'll do it in April if I don't now.
Can we have yet another moment of silence for the latest Stashalonger to fall off the wagon:
Onto the updates:
Kim: I am in the middle of a case of the crafty blahs! I think I'm too tired from limiting my caffeine intake and doing an obscene amount of exercise--why is losing weight always such a fight(this is one of the few times I'd kill to be male--and have the benefits of the male metabolism--my DH skips lunch and loses 3 pounds). I started seaming Rage's sweater(notice it's started--not finished) and I'm still crawling through the Sweetheart Hat(which I want to rename the Gryffindor Weasley Hat--doesn't it look like something Molly would knit?). On a happier note--Project Spectrum starts this week--here's a mini preview of my March project!
Rage's Sweater and the Sweetheart Hat--still in progress
Amanda: has reached yarn fasting zen(to use her words), worked on her snowflake project, got 5 more squares done in her WTW project, got a giftie, and is going to be starting her March Project Spectrum project.
Andrea: nothing to report.
Ann: finished a womb(full story on her blog) and finished her very cool Hogwarts hat.
Brianne: is working on a drawstring gift bag, finished Miss Honey's Prayer Shawl, and she organized her stash.
Cynthia: returned from Boston(without new yarn--a daunting task, I know)and started a new project(in a very cool colorway).
Deena: nothing to report.
Eliza: made a tote(which she gave away in a contest), finished some socks and started some others, and is working on Cherie.
Eva: finished her Olympic shawl, finished some socks, and started a GAL shawl.
Hanne: nothing to report.
Hayley: nothing to report.
Jerry: came up with her ultimate Stashalong project.
Joanne: has made progress on her Olympic knitting but won't finish on time(I can see why--that is some project!)and had a birthday--got some nice gifts(Happy Belated Birthday!).
Justsewcrafty: finished her Olympic lace leaf shawl and got some supplies(no yarn though ;)).
K: is working on a vest, a baby blanket, a scarf, and she got a new book(at a yarn shop and didn't get yarn--you are brave!).
Kat: finished 16 hats for her Olympic Knitting(impressive!).
Kate: unfortunate circumstances lead to a bathroom remodel and is working on her Olympic knitting.
Katie: went to a Mardi Gras celebration, got a great SP7 giftie, and she knit a shoe(seriously).
Lauren: finished a hat which she spun, dyed, and knit herself; finished her Olympic sweater; cast on for Grace; and triumphed over yarn temptation.
Margene: finished Rosarie, worked on Gloria, flashed her stash, and worked on Seaweed.
Marina: gave an informative steek tutorial and worked on Roscalie(which was also the model in the steek tutorial).
Nicola: is working on Norwegian socks, is working on a mitered blanket, and cast on another pair of socks.
Norma: is working on her "secret" project, revealed her Better Pal, has a pair of magic socks, finished her giant work project, and one of her favorite bosses is up for a writing award for his novel(you can show your support--see her blog :)).
Procrastiknitter: finished some fuzzy feet and worked on a sweater.
Ramona: posted a very cool group Jaywalker shot from her knit group, swatched for a new project, and worked on her mohair blanket.
Ronda: still working on craft fair knitting.
Ruth: is working on socks for her Dad(if she can find the right pattern and yarn) and worked on Clapotis.
Stephanie: is looking forward to the next KTC swap and has converted her husband to the dark side :)
Susan: recently made a multidirectional scarf, finished a baby blanket(cool colorway), has a new pattern available from KnitPicks, and finished "the project that must not be named".
Tam: is making great progress on her snowflake sweater and keeps finding new, exciting, and stash reducing projects to knit.
Teri: finished a scarf, flashed her stash, and wished AR a Happy Birthday.
Theresa: finished Am Kamin as her Knitting Olympics project(now she needs to come here and help me, seriously).
Tracy: is working on two pairs of socks and Rosmarkie.
Valerie: celebrated her Birthday, finished an Olympic Scarf, and got some great gifties.
Wanda: finished the fingers for her gloves and is slowly but surely making progress on M's sweater.
Wendy: is working on a sock, then HP, then a crocheted bag, and she's waiting for the start of Project Spectrum(me too!).
Winnie: finished Molly(it and the model are just darling!)and started a Ribby Cardigan.
Stay tuned: Next week there will be info on how you can keep the joy(no laughing or rolling of eyes please)of Stashalong going throughout the year(or at least convince someone else to try it so you can flaunt your yarn purchases).