I have a vague memory of making a new years resolution to not buy any new yarn until I had significantly decreased my current yarn stash. It’s a nice thought. It would have been a great achievement if it weren’t for two things that went horribly wrong. First, I had some gift cards and money left over from Christmas. Second, I walked into a yarn shop with my eyes open. It all went down hill from there. Now I know I should have known better. I did know better, but I’ll let you in on a little secret. I didn’t care! We were in town visiting family, and I was on a shopping trip with my mom. We like yarn shops. It’s our thing.
I was completely taken over by all the bright and bold colors. I came out with the following:
I got two skeins of this beautiful Noro Taiyo yarn. Noro yarn is made in Japan. I was already knitting a hat with one of the skeins when I took these pictures. I have another one coming with my extra mini mochi. The second skein is going to become a hat as well and the third a scarf.
I also picked up some sock yarn:
Now I have not totally abandoned my knitting from the stash endeavor. I have plans to knit up several ribbed hats (my favorite hat pattern) and send them with my parents to sell on the missions table at our Church General Assembly this year. I will also knit up some headbands and little knitted bags. I have already gotten a good start on this.
I am also working on a lace sampler knit along that I found on Ravelry. I have finished the January panel and am waiting for the February panel. This is also being knitted from my lace stash. The yarn is Jagger Spun and the color is Daffodil.
I am determined to knit up most of my current yarn stash. I’m also trying to not have so many projects going at the same time. Another battle in which I find myself on the loosing side. I figure I will eventually run out of knitting needles and will be forced to finish some projects before I can cast on new ones. In the mean time I will continue to try to fight the good fight. So long as that fight includes yarn and bright colors all will be well.
Oh and that Noro hat I was knitting. I did finish it, and am in love with it!