I am a little bit of an unusual knitter in that I have a very small yarn stash. Like my entire stash fits into two storage bins (56.7 L) and these bins are not overflowing. Why such a little stash? Well, check out my post No Stash Girl to read the backstory.
Recently, I was doing a little spring cleaning and decided that I needed to look through my stash. I have been buying quite a bit of yarn lately and I had forgotten what I already owned. Here is ~85% of my stash:
I also uncovered a very embarrassing bag of what looked like yarn vomit. I immediately shoved this back in the bag to return to its hiding spot in the depths of my stash bin.
The other 15% is here:
About a year ago, I decided I wanted to crochet another blanket from all my leftovers. Well, let’s just say that the blanket hit a BIG stall. Digging through my stash defiantly revived my commitment to getting it done. Already this weekend I added about two more inches to the blanket. I am not really following a particular design with this one. I am just letting the yarn take me on a journey.
So I ask…What does your stash look like?
Until Next Time,
Headbands are a great spring transition accessory. They keep your ears warm on those nippy days and are a fashionable way to hide a bad hair day 😉. Headbands make for great stashbusters as they use around 30-40 grams of yarn.They also are great gifts for kids, teens, and co-workers.
Flowers are a easy way to adore a basic knitted band. I generally crochet them, but I also like to experiment with I-cords. Here are some of my original headbands listed in my Etsy shop.
Are you a headband fan?
Until Next Time,
I have made some great progress with my crochet lap blanket. I am currently at 17″ in length. Only 43″ more to go!
Until I get my knitting mojo back I will be working on two more Scraps Blanket. Like all fiber lovers I have a yarn stash and then a stash full of scraps. Time to put those scraps to use!
I am making a rectangular one:
And a circular one :
What are you working on this Wednesday?
Crochet has really been holding my interest lately. There is something about the predictable rhythm on looping and hooking that has really got me well…hooked.😊 This past weekend was free admission at the Asian Art Museum. Since it was raining like crazy, it was the perfect afternoon activity. The museum was holding a celebration for its 50th Anniversary. We saw some live music, beautiful pieces of art, and best of all there were crafting stations!
Since I was with my fiance and future in-laws I resisted the urge to spend all my time making crafts. However, when we got to the Japanese section and there was a pile of fabric and crochet hooks, I couldn’t resist.
After I trim the ends I think this would make a great wrap headband.
I also got 10 more rows done on Poppy’s Afghan.
I ran out of cream colored yarn so I am transitioning the the stripe pattern to grey and maroon. I am not sure how I feel about the texture/ color scheme. I can’t quite put my finger on what is looking off. I think this WIP is going to go into hibernation for a little bit until I can form a better crochet plan.
Fiber has been flying in the House of Whit. I have 1.5 Anastasia Socks completed. Why only 1.5 you may ask? I ran out of yarn…#rookiemistake. This really annoys me. I recently made a pair of socks with the same yarn and gauge and had more than enough left over.
Guess I will need to buy another skein only to use ~ 1/4 of it.😒 I guess there are bigger problems in the world.
In the mean time, I started another pair socks. I am using up the scraps of my Valley Yarn Huntington in Sea Gull and Bluestone. The toes, heels, and cuffs will be accented in the Bluestone.
Last, but not least, I am plugging away at my crochet blanket. I have decided it will be a gift for my grandfather’s birthday.
One in hibernation, one on the needles, and one on the hook. Not a bad line up for the week.
What are you making this Wednesday?
I love knitting, but I occasionally fancy other fiber-based crafts. This week, I began spinning some of the roving I bought last weekend. Spinning has become more enjoyable now that I have practiced a bunch. With that being said, I am still not spectacular. I am having trouble with keeping the spin in the fiber consistent. Some parts are tight and uniform and others are fat and fluffy😟.
I am off to a not so shabby start, but there is certainly room for improvement.
I also began a crochet blanket to try and use up some of my old acrylic yarn. I am on a quest to be rid of 50% of my undesired yarn by July. It is just taking up too much space for no reason.
Hopefully, I can reach my goal. Here is to finding my old yarn a new home.