Thursday, November 16, 2006

Just A Couple Of Observations...

I've been thinking.... wouldn't it be great if every pattern gave number of actual stitches needed to complete the project. That would help me immensely when I'm decided how big a project I want to tackle. I have no clue how many stitches are in a sweater or a shawl.... I suppose I could figure it out, but I don't want to.

Of course, if I knew ahead of time how many actual stitches it was going to take to finish that Fair Isle sweater on #3's, I may have never taken it on.

Just a thought.... and my apologies to all of you who actually write the patterns, I can't even fathom how you are able to figure out the patterns for all the different sizes - much less how you would try to figure out how many stitches are in a particular pattern. Still, it would be an interesting tidbit of info, I think.

And.... is it wrong that every time I pass my beautiful china cabinet with all my beloved china and crystal in it, I imagine it filled with my growing yarn stash instead. Did I already blog about this before? Maybe - I sure do think about it alot. It's just a shame that all that beautiful yarn is hidden away in ziplocs in a cupboard. I do like to look at my yarn.... Wouldn't it look pretty in there. Maybe just a shelf or two?

Maybe I should just keep my eyes peeled for another china cabinet - I mean "yarn cabinet." Now, there's a thought :o)

21 Comments:

At 2:22 PM, Blogger Karen said...

I LOVE the idea of a china cabinet filled with yarn!!! :)

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Rebekah said...

Nah, it's not wrong, it'd be beautiful filled with yarn. But then where would you put your china.

Oh that would be bad, I'd never make anything large if I knew how many stitches were in it. One time I figured up stitches on a shawl, and at the half way point it was well over 10,000 and it wasn't even truly half way. That was depressing, although impressive.

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger Areli said...

I think a yarn cabinet sounds like a great idea, think of all the joy you would feel every time you walked by.

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Sharon in Ireland said...

Like the yarn cabinet idea - as for knowing how many stitches in each project - BAAAAAAD idea - don't think I would knit anything at all if I knew how many stitches I had to make!

 
At 3:13 PM, Blogger keohinani said...

ahahahaha.
every time i look at furniture, i wonder how much yarn i can fit in it.
go read the yarn harlot's most recent post about socks. now THAT's perspective.

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger Sonya said...

That is a beautiful cabinet, but filled with yarn it would be spectacular! I'd have to put my chair right in front of it.

 
At 4:17 PM, Anonymous ruth said...

what a great idea to display yarn!! although, we still have yet to get a china cabinet just for the china itself. our china (from our wedding registry) is still sitting in their original boxes upstairs. =P

 
At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Barb said...

You answered your own quetsion -- you need another cabinet. A curio, perhaps, or one of those old fashioned bookcases with a glass front. That would be really pretty!

And the other thing - no way. Funny, though, I was just thinking (and I mean like 15 minutes ago) how many stiches will I make in this scarf? And then you'd have to think about how many did you really make counting the rows you had to undo and do again when you realize you've made a mistake. No no no!

 
At 4:53 PM, Anonymous LC said...

I'm with Barb. New furniture, yes. (I can see mine in a lawyer's bookcase...nice!)

But that other thing..the thing that sounds like the "M" word (math!)?..NO!

And figure out how to design?..ick. No. Never. Too much of the "M" word!

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

If I were you, I'd take all that china out and stuff it with yarn. Go for it!

 
At 11:46 PM, Blogger miss88keys said...

You crack me up!! If I told my husband I wanted a china cupboard for my yarn, he'd give me one of those priceless "she's lost her mind" looks.

And then he'd realize I was serious & say... "whatever you want honey".

 
At 4:09 AM, Blogger Mercy's Mama said...

Lynne (iwasknittogetherinmymotherswomb) has a HUGE cabinet filled with yarn... all organized by color of course.

I think you should have a bookcase and stack up your stash there!

Maybe I am wierd, but I get stressed when I have too much yarn and not enough FO's!?!?!

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger Marsha said...

My .02 says keep your beautiful china with all its familial memories right where it is. You know what you call a place where yarn is displayed out in the open? A LOCAL YARN STORE!! Do you really want to hear comments from family and friends like "you have enough yarn that you could open your own yarn store"?!! Plus, once it's full (and that day will surely come) you'll have to resort to putting the overflow in baggies and bins anyway. My advice is to keep it tucked away and visit it often and in the meantime, make sure you are mothproofing it!!

 
At 12:30 PM, Anonymous amanda cathleen said...

Now that's a good idea, a yarn cabinet!

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger amylovie said...

I think a yarn cabinet for all of your prized yarns would be perfect.

Amy

 
At 5:26 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

Ohhhh...a china cabinet full of pretty yarn! That would definately add character to any room (and colour)!

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

I think you should get another cabinet to fill with yarn because that one is very pretty with your china in it. I don't think I could design a pattern if my life depended on it.

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger Jen said...

definitely a china cabinet full of yarn... I went to another knitter's place the other weekend and ogled her wall of yarn... built in bookshelves stuffed with knitting books (one shelf) and yarn (2 shelves) and roving (1 shelf). that's heavenly! But most definitely, put your yarn on display. That's half the fun as long as your husband will allow it.

 
At 3:17 PM, Blogger Theresa said...

I keep most of my yarn in baskets so I can see it, but having it behind glass would be fabulous. Go for it!

 
At 9:00 AM, Blogger mrspao said...

oh yes, another cabinet full of yarn would be lovely! Your china cabinet is beautiful :)

If we knew how many stitches our projects would take, we'd never start any!!

 
At 7:59 AM, Blogger Rhonda said...

Oh what a beautiful idea ... a glass front YARN cabinet. If only I had the room... coz it would have to be right in the Living Room where I could see it. Right? My Dinning room is too small for one ... ah, I might have to just envy yours.

 

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