Let Down By My Stash
Many of you know that I have quite a bit of yarn. But I’m sure even yarn store owners can’t always find exactly what they need. Recently, I was let down by my stash.
What Lack of Yarn Now?!? How Could I POSSIBLY Be Let Down By My Stash?
Perhaps I was being too particular? I could probably have chosen a yarn in my stash for an upcoming project. But nothing seemed exactly right.
It’s for a baby blanket for my niece. She’s about to have her second child. Her first child got this beauty.
And the child LOVES this blanket. So my niece asked me to knit another one for her second daughter.
So it had to be machine washable and in a color that wasn’t too close to the color I knit the first one. And it couldn’t be green (at least not green with a lot of yellow in it). No one in my family looks good in yellows and greens.
Turns out that I didn’t have enough yarn that met that criteria in this entire house filled with yarn.
Yes, I was let down by my stash.
Fortunately, I was able to order some yarn that will work.
This is three different colors of PaintBox Simply Aran yarn. And yes, there are 35 balls of it. It’s 100% acrylic. But it seems to have a decent feel to it.
I may actually have a few baby blankets at my Craft Shows at the end of the year. We’ll see.
The Old Shale Bouclé Shawl is finished.
And it’s HUGE.
It turned out to be about 1oo” long and 20″ wide. A VERY generously sized shawl.
Here’s me in it for scale.
The second one will be less long and wider. But the second one will have to wait until I finish a baby blanket.