Boy, when I take a break from blogging, I really take a break!
haven't stopped knitting, though some shoulder issues that resulted in
recent surgery have slowed me down. But I can knit a row; rest; knit a
row; rest. Like the tortoise, slow and steady wins the race.
due to the dearth of yarn money, I've been knitting projects with my
stash. I've completed perhaps 8 projects from the stash in the last year
or so, which you'd think would make a visible difference in my
So what do I need so much stash yarn for?
One reason is when you go to a yarn store or fiber event, that gorgeous skein of hand-dyed alpaca and silk in your favorite shade of fuchsia may not be available if you don't snatch it up right now.
Another reason is supporting your local yarn store, and your local yarn producer, so they continue to offer that bamboo sock yarn that feels so good on your feet.
Then there's the shawl and sock and sweater patterns you love and want to make, that you need yarn for.
And if none of those arguments sways you non-stashers, just remember this: your stash is your security blanket. As long as you have stash yarn, you can never be knitting-less.
For those of you who are on Ravelry, here are some of my recent FOs made from stash yarn:
Last few projects from stash: a sweater; http://www.ravelry.com/projects/delisi/ripple-effect
a shawl; http://www.ravelry.com/projects/delisi/vixen-shawl
a big bulky blue sweater; http://www.ravelry.com/projects/delisi/weekend-jacket
a dog’s blanket; http://www.ravelry.com/projects/delisi/easy-cat-cage-nubb...
a headband; http://www.ravelry.com/projects/delisi/quick-winter-headb...
a cell phone cover; http://www.ravelry.com/projects/delisi/cell-phone-cover
a scarf; http://www.ravelry.com/projects/delisi/lobster-trap-scarf...
a cowl; http://www.ravelry.com/projects/delisi/skeena
and the sweater I’m working on now. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/delisi/wave-rib-pullover
What have you been working on lately? Do tell!