JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

Accomplished: some stash-busting

Just as sewers have fabric stashes, knitters have yarn stashes. Since I practice both ... well, y'know. I exacerbate mine by always, when purchasing materials for a specific knitting project, buying one more skein than required ... just in case (I do the same with fabric, buying an extra half to full metre of the fabric). Even for supposed one-skein scarves (well ya never know ... with the toothpicks used as models these days, it's possible the things might not be long enough to go around a "normal" person's neck). So, when a friend mentioned that she was trying to accumulate 50 purple gifts for her sister-in-law's 50th birthday, I was able to volunteer that I had a leftover skein of purple "fur" yarn and could whip up a mini-scarf. Doing so, I unearthed another forgotten extra skein of novelty yarn, and decided to make that up too ... on my new theory that if I make ENOUGH scarves I might start remembering to wear 'em once in a while. :p

The pretty skeins of silk and mohair that I showed yesterday are both neatly wound in to balls and ready to knit, but I've got a bag of comic books from D to read this afternoon (more of DC's combination of crises and infinity) ... these ones are loans, not purchases, so I've gotta get 'em returned before he forgets he's got to leave room for 'em in his packing. But I should be done while it's still daylight and then I've gotta toss a coin ... start new scarf or get than durned long-finished sock cast off, now that I've managed to research a technique that's stretchy enough, and get the second half of the pair started ...

Decisions ... decisions ...
Tags: knitting

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