Early last week I decided to "free" my yarn stash from the plastic tubs I store it in and display it on a shelf. While sorting it all I realized (guiltily admitted) I had a lot of single skeins, as I suspect some of you have. I began to play in my stash and look to match up skeins for multi-colored projects.
These are Hazel Knits and Leading Men Fiber Arts. This pair is destined to be a Mormorio. I've wanted to knit this shawl for awhile and I had tried previously with other yarn and didn't like my choice. I think the gauge of these yarns is perfect for that pattern.
These yarns I bought for 2 separate projects but then decided almost immediately that I didn't want to knit either. These yarns are both light fingering weight and shiny and beautiful! The brown is Anzula Milky Way and the blue is Miss Babs Tarte. I love blue and brown together so I hope to eventually make a sweater with them but no idea which one yet.
The multicolored yarn from NeverEnoughThyme was a complete impulse buy on Etsy at a time when I was NOT buying variegated yarn. I just had to have it and I still love it. A friend recently showed me the Therapy Shawl and also gave me this solid purple yarn, so I think I may make the shawl with these two but I don't know. What do you think?
This set is Leading Men Fiber Arts that I received in my goody bag from Zombie Knitpocalypse this year and some Knit Picks I bought to dye. I think they look great together as well and not sure what to make with it all.
Lots of potential in my stash. Lots of future knitting to dream about.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
In the middle of 1x1 ribbing hell on a shawl collared sweater...I decided I needed a break...and then these happened.
I would like to say I completely enjoyed making these however, it became painstakenly clear that I can no longer thread the needle on the sewing machine without readers or (thank heaven) the needle threader on my machine. So after 4 hours of sewing, I felt old and blind and went back to my size 7 needles and worsted weight yarn which was not as painful afterall.