I recently began busting my stash in preparation for bigger, better projects that require new yarn purchases. Here’s how it’s coming along:
The Long Lace Scarf is progressing quickly — about three feet long already! And I am NOT a scarf knitter. They’re deadly boring for me — usually! There’s something about the quick lace repeat that keeps me coming back for more. I think it looks like a crocus blossom — so pretty!
This is a shot of my Tweedy Raglan sweater, made from deep stash yarn I bought when my lys owner retired. This yarn spoke to me, and the whole batch of 11 skeins had to come home with me. . . to stash, for 5 years! No shame, though — I downloaded a great new app for my iPhone called Raglanify, plugged in my measurements and gauge information, and off I went! This app is new, and there are great reviews on ravelry. I’m really loving it so far! Any yarn, any size, knit to fit. You can’t go wrong.
I’ve been so hard at work because a new knitalong began at Trumpet Hill this month, and I’ll need to buy a lot of new yarn. The Scenes of Winter double-knit throw has been on my knitting bucket list for nearly ten years! It’s reversible, and that means it uses twice as much yarn as a blanket of similar size. It’s also twice as warm! I’m using Cascade 220, buying my yarn as I go because the dyelots tend to be very consistent. It’s a ton of fun, and surprisingly manageable — just two rows a day, and I’ll be done in 5 months.