Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stash Busting... Sort Of

I've been pretty consistently stash busting for the last week and a half. It wasn't really a conscious effort. My yarn bin just got full and I started to pull out a bunch of skeins to give away. But all of a sudden I was able to match projects that I was going to make anyways with the newly discovered yarn. Mum wanted some mini socks, which she requested back in August. They are now done. And quite cute I might add. The yarn was left over from my Appalachia hats. (Mini mochi in lake trail.)

Next up is a tam made of leftover yarn from my Koolhaas. (Which was originally yarn leftover from a failed sock attempt.) I actually ran out of yarn exactly. I even had to go back a little bit an decrease a bit more rapidly in order to run out of yarn exactly. That hat is my own pattern, which I haven't released for some reason. I guess I thought no one would be interested, but the ladies at the yarn shop told me otherwise today. So I will write it up soon. This particular tam was given to a friend today and she was quite pleased with it.

This is going to be another Link inspired hat made from yarn left over from my brother's Grinch slippers.

As good as my stash busting has been I still manage to fill in those freed up spaces pretty quick. I bought four skeins of Madelinetosh Pashmina in Denim yesterday. It's for my Oma's cardigan, which I finally decided will be the Gnarled Oak Cardigan from Coastal Knits. I bought the book, I ought to use it. And it's a really cute cardi.

(I'd rather not admit this, but in between taking pictures this morning and going to work at the yarn shop, I succumbed and bought two skeins of Ella Rae. But it's for the two pairs of socks I talked about last month, so it doesn't count. Right?)

7 comments :

acommonthread said...

you've been busy! so, i'm so clueless half of the time when it comes to yarn, but it looks like your mini socks are made out of an ombre yarn? or is that just my eyes? i've been on the lookout for ombre yarn (but not variegated). is that what this is?

Cindy said...

I add my vote to the hat. It is lovely! Now I feel a tiny bit bad I took your Ella Rae when you went and bought more. Not bad enough to give it back, though, I am loving my potential shawl.

fern1knits said...

Yeah, I also tell myself that it doesn't count as stash acquisition if I plan on knitting it right away. That tam is really cute!

kiwiyarns said...

That gnarled oak cardi is gorgeous!! I love the leaf in cables. Even nicer than owls if I may say so! Your Oma will look fabulous in it.

And as for your stashing - well, all I can say is, I'm jealous!!

Maryse said...

So much action here! Love the tiny socks!

AC said...

Aww. Why are tiny things always cute?

Alina said...

I love my stylish tam so very much, and not least because you both designed and made it! Thank you!! Those socks are also pretty darn adorable. You should come back and look at this productive post when you get discouraged with your progress :)

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