It is January folks! The most productive month of all! And I will join others in their quest to make the world a better place: a tangle free environment, frogging doesn’t exist because people note down where they are in their patterns, and yarn has a sole purpose; one specific pattern.
Look at the mess that is my yarn stash and knitting paraphernalia. There are just random bundles of yarn shoved in bags and a bunch of half started, and half finished projects wrapped up in that craziness. Not this year. 2016 is the year it all changes!
I have reflected. I bought yarn off ebay because it was cheap, I didn’t really like the colours all that much, but it was really good value, so I got it.
Not this year. No no no.
I have had a rethink. I have grouped the yarns that are being used for a project in a single place. I have all my WIPs in one area, and other yarns in a different area.
I don’t know why I never did that before: mindblowing.
I reacted. I had to be harsh with myself and listen to what my reflections told me; Hannah, you have too much yarn. I know, I know, I know. Hannah, you haven’t touched this vest you started on for two years. I know, I know, I know. What is this Hannah? I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.
While I would have loved to pretend that the vest could have lived on, I had to kill it. For one, I don’t know where in the pattern I was. For two, I don’t think I was knitting it to the right size. For three, I probably wouldn’t wear a knitted vest! Frogging is much quicker than knitting. My brother calls it Knotting, I like it!
And besides, in the two years I had since starting that vest then promptly putting it back down, I began making a jumper. And it is much better. A good work to focus on.
And, I have this crochet blanket I completely forgot about. Cool.
And, of course, the sock that will begin soon. I am terrible! I really thought I would have more time to knit the second sock during Christmas, but I was wrong. Oh well. Thursday is Sock day again. Yay!
Below is the projectless yarn. I’m going to store it away for now…but, I might just grab it at any moment. I know myself, and I will want to cast something on. So I had better keep it. I cannot afford to buy any new yarn! And I evidently do not need any!
Above is an unintentional scarf I made when I began learning how to knit. It is the second piece of knitting I made, and you can see I used it as an experimental piece to try out purl stitch, basket weave pattern, then colour changes and finally a bit of stranding! The stranding was messy as I introduced a rainbow yarn that I didn’t like (and I also did it wrong). I intended to unpick and pick back up before the mess to carry on with experimenting as I liked the progress the scarf tracked. I intended, but I didn’t do. So I cast it off and gave it to charity. I have no idea what they will do with it, I just didn’t know what else to do. Sadface. On the upside, I have a lot more space in my bags and I can see what is in them properly!
I started making this ‘thing’. I do not know what it is. I didn’t when I made it. I was getting a bit tired at this point after spending so much time rewinding yarn onto balls, that I just cast it off and called it a job well done. Now I have this weird square hanging about. Erm… The yarn, Big Bamboo by Sirdar is not something I will buy again, it was really really nice, but I was given most of my supply of it for free. It is actually quite costly! I mention that as I don’t want to turn it into a bigger project. It’s done. For now. I think it will get frogged. I used the small oddment that was left to make a scarf for a Beanie Baby that was ‘cold’ and ‘naked’. Sometimes I am mislead to think I am not contributing enough to the world. What?
Well that is my stash sorted, all nice and organized! I am ready to craft 2K16! Have you been making any New Year changes to your craft stash?
Hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve, and that the year continues in the same fashion. Let’s all make this a great year for each of our blogs!