Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Great Destash 2010

Ugh, you have no idea how badly I need to destash the yarn that I have. I must have a zillion partial balls of EVERYTHING, and they've just been laying around. And, I feel so bad when going to my LYS to pick up some more to start a new project, when I know I've got so much just laying around.

So, my goal this summer is to not aquire any new yarn until I've knit up at least 1 kg of the yarn I already have. And yes, I'm going to have to use up as much of those partial skeins as I possibly can.

It's quite convenient that I just found out that a friend of mine is pregnant with her second child... so a lot of my stashbusting knitting will go to her. Partial skeins are going to make ideal baby booties and hats. She's not due until January 7th, so hopefully this will be more of a new year's baby than a christmas baby... assuming it doesn't arrive early!

I'm currently working on a pair of baby booties made from Louet Gems yarn - of which I'll make a 3 month old size, and a 6 month old size; I've got a baby sweater in transition (just needs sleeves!) which I'm making out of Yarn Bee Luscious yarn, which will wind up being a 12 month old size.

1 comment:

MusicGirl23 said...

I know the feeling with yarn gathering. I inherited three generations of yarn when my mom died, not to mention my own yarn collection, and I'm only 21! I actually gave away about 7 big bags of yarn that were either in colours I couldn't see myself working with, yarn without patterns that was bulky or lightweight as I'm not much of a pattern-creater and that sort of thing. It's just so hard to resist buying new yarn, especially when you have a specific pattern in mind...never mind that you have enough yarn to last you until 2020.