You May Have A Problem…
Have you ever said…”I can’t throw out that yarn scrap…I could use it as a stripe in a hat (sock, scarf, etc.).” You may have a problem.
You May Have A Problem If…
So, yesterday I re-organized/sorted/cleaned out my yarn stash. It took me a couple of hours.
I actually threw out quite a bit of yarn. Other knitters will understand the process.
When you constantly have to ask yourself:
“Will I ever really make a scrappy pair of frankensocks?”
“This yarn is too good to throw out. My art teacher friend might want it.”
“I bought this yarn for craft show items, so it will re-coup the cost as soon as I knit it and sell it.”
“Maybe I’ll start giving knitting lessons at the senior center, and this yarn would be perfect for teaching.”
“I might know an expecting couple who would LOVE an apple green baby blanket that needs to be hand-washed and blocked”
“Sock yarn doesn’t count as stash yarn.”
Even after organizing the stash, I still had little pockets of yarn:
Suffice it to say that I know I might have a bit of a problem when this showed up in the mail yesterday.
But honestly…it was on sale, and look at those amazing colors. If the hats from this yarn turn out as well as I think they will, they FLY off my craft show table in November and December!
See?!?! It’s craft show knitting.
I finished the pair of half-fingered gloves and started another pair.
Maybe I don’t have a problem after all!
Don Yarman (Yarmando) writes:
“Have you seen Jeny Staiman’s “Continuity” glove pattern in Knitty? She has a technique for not breaking the strand. (I haven’t tried it: I use the yarn ends to darn shut any holes that form.)
No! I’ve never seen this before. I just briefly looked through her technique and I think this will work well with how I make these gloves. I’ll give it a closer look and try it out on the second glove of this pair and let you know. Thank!