The chevron baby blanket plugs along (as blankets usually do), and I’m starting to day dream about other projects I’d like to start. My sister is expecting a little boy in early November, so there is another blanket waiting in the wings, not to mention a few unfinished objects that got tossed aside during the move. We’re going to pretend those aren’t there right now.
What I really want is something in linen!
Living in Southern California, and having the total lack of winter we had last year, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to knit with things other than 100% wool sometimes. As much as I love my wool, and all things wolly, there just aren’t enough cold days in our year to add more wool accessories to the mix. (I know those of you in colder climates are just crying for me.)
I’ve had my eye on the Summer Scarf ever since spying it at Two Sisters and Ewe during the San Diego yarn crawl last year.
Summer Scarf by Janet Avila
I’m also contemplating my first knit top, and the Silken Straw Summer Sweater looks perfectly summery, and not at all deceptive! I’m just sure I’ll look perfectly fit and flattered in it. (Just let me hang onto my delusions until I’ve knit it.)
Silken Straw Summer Sweater by Purl Soho
For now, it’s all the chevron I can handle. ON TO THE BLANKET!!!
I happened to mention that I would like a yarn baller for my birthday this year. This guy is a result of that conversation with my husband.
That is all.
I was trying to explain the concept of stash busting to my husband this morning, while we were discussing the fact that I should be working on Christmas gifts by now. I was telling him that I needed a few, new, specific yarns for some of the projects. He said I should be using what I have, which is true. I have a lot. Trouble is, that it’s mostly acrylic from when I first started knitting again. This is were the fact that I am now a yarn snob really does me a disservice.
I said to him that I would try and stash bust as much as I could this year. He joked, “Good, or I’ll have to stash bust you!” He then explained that by “stash bust” he meant that he had found my stash and was going to mess with it.
So, if your significant other happens to find your stash (and apparently disapproves) you are “Stash Busted!”
This is my stash. It is not large, it is not organized.
I am officially stash busted, and I’ve shown you mine, now it’s your turn to show me yours! What does your stash look like? Will you be diving into it this holiday season? (I know, why would I scare you into thinking about the holidays right now? It’s because we only have 114 knitting days left people!)