The Stash and Burn podcast is doing a 13 in 2013 stash challenge, so I jumped on the bandwagon. After sorting, photographing, and bagging my "must knit" yarn, I found I have twenty two single or two skein projects' worth of yarn, plus two sweater's worth of yarn that I wouldn't want to part with. I find that I'm kind of overwhelmed by this. I mean this isn't even taking into account all of the "meh" yarn I have left over, or the yarn still in the garage freezer, or the many projects already languishing on the needles, in some sort of project limbo. This is the best of the stash. Oh. My. Of course this means that instead of knitting today, I've been stuck in a purgatory of crafty nothingness. Frozen by my acquisitiveness. Greediness, even.
Later in the day.
Okay, I've calmed down a bit, gave some yarn away, had a Coke and some Rice Krispie Treats (holiday sugar, anyone?) finished a mitten and a cowl, and I'm feeling better.
First is the mitten, using Tin Can Knits pattern, Bon Bon Mittens, and Green Mountain Spinnery's Wonderfully Wooly, in Pine Warbler. A bit greener than this pic shows. Bought this yarn on spring break. In April. Interesting purl stitch palms on this pattern, but if I make another pair, I'll use the more traditional stockinette palm.
Tin Can Knits pattern, False Creek, using a skein of Quince & Co. Puffin, in Frank's Plum. Quick knit!
Here's the plan:
I'm going to use these two skeins of Malabrigo Chunky to make Gale Zucker's Decibella Cowl. Bought the pattern right after she posted it, and the yarn on my playing hooky day before Christmas.
Fluted Cowl. I think I bought this yarn in November.
Snow Cowl from tentenknits. I've had this yarn since last Christmas.
Tidal, from Breezy Blues.
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