New Year started with revising my stash. It’s ridiculously enormous. It’s a paradox, but the fact that there are very few yarn shops in my town makes my stash grow every year. As I don’t have a constant access to the yarn goodness, I go crazy every time I travel. I buy bags of yarn and justify it with “I won’t be able to buy anything for months, even for a year”. Running out of yarn is my biggest fear.
If you don’t count a huge bag of acrylic yarn that I donated to my school for craft classes, I have more than 100 (!!!) skeins all over the house. Something needs to be done!
So when I saw My Sister’s Knitter Stash Down KAL/CAL, I jumped right in. It came just in time. The KAL/CAL will last 4 months (January 1 – April 30) and I am determined to bring my stash down by the end of April. Thank you, Andi, for inspiration!
I don’t have any WIPs left from 2014, except for a machine knitting project. So I am starting fresh. Last week I started to work on two projects.
The first stash down victim
I bought this yarn one year ago in Mexico City. I fell in love with the color – Azul Rey. 100% mercerized cotton of very good quality. It’s perfect for crochet, as it gives a very nice stitch definition. I used this yarn in a different color for my Wildflower Crochet Dress. I am very pleased with the result. Also it has generous 360 mts (394 yd). New crochet project is in progress.
The second project is planned to be a very heavily modified version of St. Brigid. I don’t know exactly what I’ll get at the end, but it’s a part of fun. It’s still in the swatch stage.
This swatch makes me so happy. Gosh, I love knitwear!