I’m making a concerted effort to use my stash yarn this year. Although there are some special single skeins on the shelves, a surprisingly large proportion of the stash has a chequered history and a dubious future. My intention is to work through it, make what I can with what’s there, and – gulp – let go of 50% of the remainder at the end of the year.
Keeping to my resolution, I have been working on two stash projects – a shawl and a cardigan. The cardigan is a particular challenge, because the wool has already had at least 3 false starts over the past 3 years, and has been close to eviction several times!
I’m in two minds about sharing this new project with you, in case I jinx it … But I feel it’s going well so far, and I’m much more optimistic about it than its previous incarnations, so here goes …
It’s a top-down, edge-to-edge cardigan, which starts with the collar, as shown above. I’m working the raglans and will soon be setting some stitches aside for the armholes.
Watch this space !
Have you made anything from your stash this week? I’d love to hear about it!