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It would figure, the week I stray from KP and place a large order for some other wool, they have their sale! I still have to order for a couple of projects yet and their prices are quite reasonable all the time that I am not too disappointed that I will miss it. I just received the book Son of a Stitch and Bitch and seen a couple of projects in there that were knit with KP yarns and Jared Flood's Smokin Jacket that will knit up with Wool of the Andes bulky for a fraction of the price using Rowan. I love Rowan yarns, but have to economize at times.

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Comment by Ed on June 14, 2009 at 9:16am
I would say very ambitious! Seems as though I would always get stuck at work until 7:00 or so and when I got home, I was exhausted. Last year I knit two sweaters, a couple of lace wraps, 3 hats and if I remember correctly 8 pairs of socks. A far cry from 34! lol
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on June 14, 2009 at 8:41am
I did 34 projects in 2008, and I worked a full time job, that was 35 miles from my home - one way. Of course most of those were smaller projects than I am doing now. I've already knit over 6,000 yards so far this year. I' think last year really got me going as far as knitting, and this year I've grown alot as to the type of projects I'm attempting...
Comment by Ed on June 14, 2009 at 8:31am
Mine is considered a semi early retirement. I have had two difficult winters health wise and made the decision to be all done by this fall. I am only staying on two days a week to get the person who will be replacing me totally trained and acclimated to the position. Fortunately I am in a financial position to do this, but will have to cut back on the fiber purchases as well. The projects I have planned are numerous cable sweaters, quite a few of them knit on size 5 or smaller needles. Enough sock yarn to make 50 pairs! And the spinning fiber is almost all roving with the exception of a couple of fleeces. So yes..I think I will be set for a while. I will still be buying, just not 300.00-400.00 at a time! There is the MI Fiber Festival the end of summer (I live about 45 minutes from Allegan) Decided not to take classes this year and spend the money on fiber.
WOW you sound very ambitious! I have never had the time that I will have this year and am really looking forward to it.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on June 14, 2009 at 6:54am
I retired at the end of last year, so I am on a definite yarn diet. I have 42 total projects planned for this year, and have completed 17 so far). All of the yarn I have on hand has a purpose in those 25 remaining projects.
I didn't have a means of weighing my fiber when my friend dropped it off, but I have four fleeces (Wensleydale) that fill a 30 gallon tote. And I have 2 10 gallon totes filled with prepared rovings... sheep, alpaca, sheeps wool, merino, llama. I'm going to have to get busy on all that.
Comment by Ed on June 14, 2009 at 6:16am
I know what you mean Susan, I have been on a buying spree for the past two months because I am dropping down to very part time at work and will be buying a bit less than normal. I have been buying project specific this year and have quite a few projects panned. As for spinning fibers, last weigh in was at 40 lbs!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on June 13, 2009 at 8:00pm
I made the mistake of counting my "stash" this week and detemining how much of it was "ear marked" for specific projects on my "to do" list. Then by chance I got so mucy fleece and rovings that I can spin into my 90's without running out... so I may have to pass on this sale, as tempting as it is. Susan

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