So what does a knitter do with the first snow day in over 20 years? First she jumps up and down in a wild happy dance then she casts on a shawl! I cast on the Hitchhiker and found that it's highly addictive. I think I'm meant to knit shawls from side to side. Not as many stitches on the needle keeps me from being overwhelmed. Taking inspiration from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, there are 42 "teeth" in this shawl. I am at 26 teeth. Not bad for just a few days knitting. It was too cold to do anything else.
During the intense cold (-40 degrees F real feel), I had the animals locked in the barn. They weren't happy but the wind was whipping and it was awful. Tomorrow it's supposed to be 30 degrees. What a change in temperature.
I've ignored my spinning wheel because I've been obsessed with the shawlette. I did, however, start organizing my yarn stash over the weekend. All of my partially used skeins of yarn have now been organized by color for me to find when weaving.
I found a holder for all of the cones of yarn.
I also organized all of the yarn that I haven't even touched and now have it in tubs organized by yarn weight. I'm a bit embarrassed because this is all yarn bought at stores or fiber festivals. This isn't even my handspun stash (although a few skeins are in this pile)
I'm officially not buying anymore yarn until I use up or barter my way out of some of this stash. Yikes!
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