This is what I did last night (sorted through my SIX bins of individual skeins of yarn to divide them by weight.) I was so exhausted when I was done, but I was on a roll.
I also think I found the first crochet sweater I'm going to attempt, to satisfy my 2007 goal. This one is from the Happy Hooker book - the Unseamly Sweater (made in one piece as the name suggests.) I love the style of it, and I want to start with something I really want to make to stay motivated. I could make a crochet scarf or shawl or something easier, but I really want to wear this! I bought another crochet pattern yesterday from the Stitch Diva site but this one actually seems easier after reading through both patterns, so I will save that one for later.
Here it is!
Now for a gratuitous kitty pic! Gildie in one of Jim's Jack Daniel's boxes - he's corrupting her!
After work, I'm going to go to the sewing dealer and "test-drive" the two Viking Huskylock sergers I posted a picture of yesterday on "Wordless Wednesday". I have been participating in a lot of discussions over at patternreview.com regarding the best way to go with the serger decision.
Based on what a lot of people are saying, I might be better off getting the lower end of the two sergers (the 910 instead of the 936, which is still a very good quality serger, it just doesn't have coverstitch capability) and getting a separate coverstitch machine as there's more flexibility with the attachments and can keep it set up all the time instead of switching back and forth between normal serger mode and coverstitch mode. Also, they say the separate machines give a better quality coverstitch on knits and fine fabrics.
I can get both the 910 and the separate coverstitch machine I have in mind for around the same ballpark price as the 936 by itself, so that's not an issue. I just am a little leery of adding TWO new machines to my knitting/sewing/crocheting/beading room (hell, I should just call it a craft room!) but I guess I could work around that. It is one of the bedrooms in my house so is a normal sized maybe 15x15 size room. I can fit it in. I just have to see how I like the machines today. So wish me luck!! I feel very well informed from my discussions with the people over on patternreview - I love that site!