Friday, July 02, 2010

Keeping Track - June 2010 - and a KAL...

Another month has rolled around, can you believe it??

I was doing well this month, managing to fit in some knitting and not purchasing any yarn (I didn't even go to the Stitches and Craft Fair in Sydney this year, although I thought long and hard about it and tried to work out how best to manage it with the little guy and transport etc). But then I had to go and be virtuous and walk the 30 minute up-and-down-small-hills walk up to the next suburb on Tuesday this week (yes, the suburb with the yarn store), and since I was there, well, it would be a crime not to call in just to see what they've got.
And this yarn just fell into the pram. Well, it's red, the pram is red, it was meant to be. It helped that it was on sale too...

Luckily they only had 4 balls. And I've managed to knit 4.5 balls this month so I come out ahead, weeeeeeeeeeeee!

In: 4x50g balls
Out: 4.5x50g balls
YTD: +26.5x50g balls - or a monthly average of about 4.5 x 50g balls - not bad at all! Heh!

In completely unrelated KAL news, it's almost Tour de France time again - huzzah! I'm following Cadel Evans again, and have signed up as a Domestique on Team BMC for the TdF KAL on Rav - hopefully it will be 3rd time lucky for me following Cadel, and this year he'll have a win! I'm kind of sad that I'm not going for the yellow jersey, but I just can't commit to a big project in such a short period of time! But I might go for a little green jersey sprint with this hat...we'll see!

15 comments:

Susan L (lily40au) said...

you really are doing so well ... and i love the rowan yarns and in red too! such a shame their yarns are so hard to find.

bellsknits.com said...

well yes if you're passing, you really ought to call in. It's rude not to. Nice choice!

TdF isn't even on my radar this year. I just forgot to think about it, which is just as well since I'm going away for five days near the end of it. I just don't feel inclined, but it does make me a teeny bit sad.

drkknits said...

no tdf for me either, but that hat is gorgeous! and good work on the ins and outs, especially the ins. mmmmrowan....

2paw said...

I'm not cycling this year either, since I have the OPAM, that's enough for me!! I love that hat. I will eagerly await your finished hat!!!!!
I totally understand your red wool it happens the same way to me with green things!!!

LynS said...

Definitely try the bucket hat sprint. I've wanted to see one of these knitted up for ages.

I feel a bit disloyal abandoning Cadel this year - but I also have that feeling you get sometimes that if I'm not willing him to succeed quite so hard then he might do better! I'm still dithering about whether to enter for the yellow jersey or the polka dot. There are so many WIPS I should whip into shape, but then the challenge of actually finishing a project is so much more fun.

And congratulations on the yarn flow. Neatly managed.

Yarna said...

Well done on remaining yarn neutral. If only I could say the same! Love the hat.

Anna said...

I think, in the same way that the calories fall out of biscuits when they are broken (surely everyone know this?!), that walking for thirty minutes cancels out the purchasing of yarn. In fact, I can't think of a better reason to start running again.....

kim said...

When it's red and it's Rowan, well, there is absolutely no question now, is there?

michele said...

i've always admired that Better Bucket Hat! a very good idea.

Gidgetknits said...

I love that you've found another use for prams!

Sarah said...

It was definitely meant to be as they had just enough to leave you ahead.

Good for Cadel - he made a better start than Wiggo in the prologue. Ooh it's lovely that it's tour time again.

Ann said...

Great buy as they are nice yarn. I think we will not be doing justice if we don't buy yarn when we visit a yarn shop.

Linda said...

Lovely yarn! I hope you are getting on wwell with the hat!

catsmum said...

Ms Bells is bringing home an extra cuddle for you and the little guy from me :)
and I got to admire/photograph the beret you made, worn very fetchingly by DrK - remind me please what pattern it was

RAJGARG said...

A single Red Rose symbolizes love, respect, honesty and intregity as do the books written by the authors of Red Rose Publishing. pink flowers