The Great Stash Dash

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

On the needles

Have started another stash whittling project: a Debbie Bliss pattern for an aran bag. Called Baltoro it is proving very quick to knit and will use up my crimson Tucano yarn.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

People who want to use up their stash shouldn't go to craft fairs

I have never been to Newcastle's Craft Fair before but I thought I would have a look (and do some research for my textiling daughter). I was a bit disappointed at the range of knitting stalls (hardly any) and those stalls were pretty much just yarns as I was really keen on getting some knitting accessories. I did however succumb to some yarn: cashmere and silk, recycled sari yarn, and a skein of Jitterbug. I only bought a ball each of those but I bought 10 balls of a viscose/linen mix in a lavender colour which will match a linen skirt I have nicely.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Currently I have three projects on the needles. The dreaded burgundy jumper (a WIP since 1988) in Patons Bluebell, a fairisle pattern in caramel and cream I started last year from the Elle knitting book 2 and a lacy stole in kid mohair from a Simply Knitting pattern which I haven't even put on Ravely yet. I was getting bored with the stocking stitch in the leaf sweater do I started doing the stole (but I am almost up to the patterning in the fairisle so I should just get the plain stuff over). The burgundy jumper is a nice pattern with a lovely lace enhanced cable but I already have a jumper this colour which I don't wear very often. I am thinking of unravelling it and doing something else. We'll see.
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