I’ll admit it. I’m a stash and project hostage. Through the process of moving I saw my accumulation of yarn. The quantity of that yarn stash was paltry by some standards, but it was just too much. (As I teach my students who are learning English, that word “too” followed by a quantity word is never a good thing, e.g. I ate too much, Its too far away, etc.) I questioned myself: Why do you have so much? What are you missing out on by already having a lot?
By having that stash, I’ve missed out on yarn trends that I really wanted to try. Like knitting something, anything with Kauni Effektgarn, any new lux fiber, something in Spud & Chloe, a little Madelinetosh number, anything and everything! I’ve passed up simply because of all that yarn that used to be in my basement. I mean, how can I justify spending more? I hope you can feel how long this guilt has gone on, I mean, some of this yarn has been out for a decade!
So I gave away and sold lots of that bondage in those cute little fiber balls. I still have 2 smallish tubs full (yes, that kind of full, the kind where you almost have to sit on the box lid!), but it’s still only 2 tubs. In the meantime, I’ll continue to finish and knit, and when I do, I’m going to participate fully in trends and fibers, classes and shops.
Sorry to wax so philosophical here for two posts in a row. Let’s get unserious now. Here are a few UFOs that I’m motivated to finish with accompanying captions below the photo:
Socks for my brother who, strangely, wears out the toes! Just search for my basic ribbed sock pattern.
The knitting is done on this nine patch mitered square blanket, but I have about 5 squares worth of weaving in those darn loose ends!
I don’t want to knit gloves…what was I thinking? Too much fussy-work on the fingers. So I’m making a change to:
MITTENS! Once I decided to change from gloves to mittens, I was suddenly motivated to finish these.
And last, but certainly not least:
Yes, the famous moose hats. It takes about 1.5 hours to duplicate stitch each moose on the hat…x 4 moose = 6 hours just of duplicate stitch! My son better not wash this, or it’s curtains for him!
Now I’ve pared down my UFOs. What about you?