Stitch from Stash – March Check-In

It is Stitch from Stash check-in time again!

Stitch from Stash 2014 buttonMy total for this month is:

$0

Yep, I didn’t buy anything cross stitch-related at all. Not even a magazine. (Given that the two bookstores closest to me have closed within the past month, that isn’t much of a surprise.)

A rainbow of yarn!

A rainbow of yarn!

I did splurge and buy myself some yarn for Sock Madness, though. Without shipping, it came to CAN$28.80. That is a bit dear, but it is lovely hand-dyed yarn, and exactly what I was looking for. That brings my total for all craft purchased to around $60. I have to admit, I’m sort of impressed with myself. I wonder if I can keep this up all year.

And speaking of Sock Madness, I had to drop out earlier this week. The pain that I had in my arm and hand has returned, making it too painful to knit socks. It seems that I can knit with larger needles with little to no issues, but if I knit with smaller needles and a tight gauge, I’m in for problems. I didn’t have much pain when I knit Brucie, but casting on a second pair of socks so soon afterwards was clearly a bad idea. I’ll let my hand recover, and then I will finish up the pair of socks I’m currently working on, Diamond Shreddies. I’ve got one done so far, and the second one is partly down the leg. Check out the cable, it is beautiful!

Pretty Celtic Cable

Pretty Celtic Cable

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4 Responses to Stitch from Stash – March Check-In

  1. Kim McCool says:

    Love the cable!!!

  2. Angela says:

    Congrats on being within your budget for all crafts! I love the sock yarn and that cable pattern is very pretty. Knitting has taken over my life……..I am really enjoying it but I am still on scarves and dishcloths. I plan to tackle my first cable pattern this year too!

  3. Susan says:

    Congratulations on no stitchy spending!! That is beautiful yarn – the colors are so springy. That cable sock is so neat! Hope your hands and arm are doing better after a bit of rest.

  4. Joanne P says:

    Well done on the zero spend! You are lucky that you have a second crafty hobby though. I just have books which call “buy me, buy me!”