Whirlwind Summer and De-Stash Time!

This summer has been flying by! I don't even know what happened. I just blinked and it's almost over. Sadly, this summer has not been as productive as I would like in the gardening and homesteading way that it usually is for me. However, it's not over yet and I still have big plans for the hops and apples we'll be harvesting from our yard shortly. In other areas, mainly knitting, I've been especially productive! I've had a few more patterns debut with Jimmy Beans Wool and I'm working on more as we speak. Here are the most recent:

Shibui Linen Vest:

View this pattern on Ravelry.

Knit and Crochet Hats for the Whole Family:

View this pattern on Ravelry in both Knit and Crochet.

I've also been busy with sewing and other crafty projects as well and will share them here soon enough.

One thing my husband and I have been trying to do is get our house in order. While our yard may still need work, the house is coming together and getting organized. My sewing/crafting room is still a work in progress and may never fully be done, but it's definitely getting closer to the awesome room I envision. I've decided to de-stash much of my yarn. I realized recently that I have more yarn than I can knit in at least 10 years so I must begin to part with things that I am probably not going to get around to knitting. I've listed all of them in my Etsy shop for very fair prices (well below what I paid, even with my shop discount.) I'm just trying to recoup some of my initial cost but mostly pass on some good deals to all of you.  Here is what you might find:

-Lorna's Laces Green Line DK (Various colors)

-Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran

-Rowan Cocoon

-Debbie Bliss Stella

-Debbie Bliss Cathay

-Lamb's Pride Bulky

-Cascade Pastaza

And tons more... It's not all up yet, but I'll be working hard over the next week to get all of it up there! Of course, let me know if you have questions about anything. You can e-mail me at: marinadedesigns(at)gmail.com. You can also view most of it over in the trade/sell section of my stash on Ravelry.

Hope all of your summers have been wonderful and fun! We are entering the dog days here. I hope you enjoy every last minute!