April 6, 2011

Stash Resuscitation

It occurred to me after finishing my sweater and socks left me with nothing on my needles.  (Well, nothing that I can make progress on.  The sock blanket requires me to knit more socks and PoPo's sweater requires me to buy more yarn.)  I quickly remedied that with some stash busting.  At first I thought that I might take the plunge with another sweater and pull out one of my two Kuni graduated yarns to work on one of the gorgeous fair isle pieces in my rav que.  But simplicity was calling my name and I grabbed my only lace wight yarn in the entire stash.  Please don't laugh about the irony of simple lace you'll jinx me.

Dragonfly Fibers 'Dragon Lace' in Holly Berry.  870yds/4oz

I purchased this at SAFF two years ago at the same time I purchased the yarn for Tree Duo.  It seemed fitting to continue clearing out the event's yarn with the mojo I got by finishing a project with it.  Believe it or not, I am actually knitting the project I had in mind when I bought this yarn the Myrtle Leaf Shawl with willow border (rav link) from Victorian Lace Today

Though it's turning out considerably small than intended.  Oh well, no big loss.  I'm not into shawls anyway, and am suited for a scarf.


evilsciencechick said...

I knit the myrtle leaf shawl (though with kidsilk haze) and thought it was turning out small...until I blocked it. It stretches A LOT in the blocking, so don't worry.

I knit it for my mother, though, and she wears it mostly like a scarf. OH WELL!

Little Miss Drama Pants said...

Stash busting...I've heard of that...