Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Stash-busting exercises

I'm using up the last of the Lollipop 6-ply yarn making an adult-size roll-brim hat. I used a figure 8 cast-on, casting on 8 stitches and knit from the top-down, casting on an extra 8 stitches every second row.

I'm using up my pink-purple 12-ply Naturally mohair creating a messenger-style bag for the Australian Bag Lady swap. I'm a bit nervous about throwing it in the washing machine to felt, which might be part of the reason I'm delaying finishing off the strap.

I've also joined the Ravelry Stash Busters stash-swap which at this stage may or may not get off the ground. The idea is that we knit something (from stash) and send it and another ball of yarn from our stash to our swapee.

I've continued to post yarn (as I find it) into my Ravelry stash pages. I was disconcerted to note that some of my most recent acquisitions are already in my 'will trade or sell' page. I am hoping this will help me refrain from acquiring more 'bargains' that I neither want nor need.

1 comment:

Leeanne said...

A stash is like washing, no matter how much you do it keeps on growing.