Monday, January 7, 2013

Stash Logic

Surely I am not the only person in the world who believes it isn't crazy to buy two more skeins of yarn in order to use up a skein that is in the stash. Because I might have done that. 

I decided that the only yarn that I could possibly use for the Grace cardigan, found in Jane Richmond's ISLAND book, was String Theory Hand Dyed Yarns in the colorway Solas. I had bought a skein from someone's stash on ravelry a while ago. There are no dye lots, but I knew it was from a Cookie A club, so I managed to find two other people who each had a skein from the club. I bought them and.... they don't match. But I have devised a way to blend all three skeins where the difference shouldn't be too troubling. It looks ok so far.

In other news, I had declared today an "Audry Day." I haven't had a free day in weeks now, so today was a day where I would do whatever I wanted. But after beating a computer game in an hour and a half, I got bored. So I knit more of the final The Book knit. Again, this is the back side. Wait 'til you see the front. It is better than I could have hoped for.

Since this is going to be a large piece, I went ahead and blocked this bit to make sure my swatch was accurate. It was. Thank goodness. And as an added bonus, it is still wet. So I now have an excuse to keep knitting on my Grace cardigan.

6 comments :

fridica said...

I totally do that too! Stashbusting is a curious process... ;)

José said...

Wow... that will make an amazing Grace ! No wonder you needed to get more of that yarn...

kiwiyarns said...

Happy Audry Day! Sounds like you have used the time very productively. I obviously do not konw the meaning of stash busting. You know what I do? I buy some yarn and know that I'll use it right away, so I buy extra so it can go in the stash! :D Your cardigan is going to be gorgeous.

Pumpkin said...

I stared at that photo of the yarn for a little while, I cannot believe how pretty it is! I have a feeling that photography cannot do it justice either. I'm glad to hear you've had an "Audry day"! Isn't it weird how video games are so much fun when you have a whole lot to do?

Maryse said...

Beautiful yarn! I look forward to seeing all those designs! Happy Audry Day! ;-)

Alicia Landi said...

Oh my, that greenish color is amazing. You don't need an excuse to get more of that, ever.

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