That's good, right?
I mean, my quilt fabric stash requires a whole ROOM, so what's one measly cupboard?
I knitted over a hundred finished items last year, so patently I DO use it ... but you see , here's the problem [ you have to imagine me saying problem with air quotes ] The stash did not get smaller over the course of ought six, it expanded considerably.
So here's the deal:
Wendy wants us all to knit from our stashes this year. Very commendable.We're even allowed to tailor her rules to suit ourselves. I've made a good start too: since New Year's, I've finished the blue and white cotton shirt for Riley pictured last week, ditto these tiny teal socks in vintage Patons Bluebell, a premmie sized roll brim hat in 4-ply fingering weight mystery baby nylon [ probably Patons again ] for charity donation and about five months too early, these snazzy wristwarmers in mystery wool/acrylic blend sock weight. I'm pretty chuffed at how they turned out and because the pattern's my own I can post it if anyone's interested but I need to do them again first to track yardage. Oh, they're not really QUITE that bright. Last year, I made myself blue garter stitch ones and cream ribbed ones so now I just need a pair in black or grey, a teal pair and maybe plum. Then I can match every single item in my winter wardrobe :]
Oh yeah, there was also a really cute beret but I haven't taken a photo of that yet so that's for tomorrow.
Oakley thought that I was spending too much time knitting on a day that was just a tad on the warm side [ 36C or 96F ] when I could've been snuggling up to a nice fluffy cat as you naturally choose to do on stinking hot days. He made his point by sitting on the needles. So here's today's not-at-all-gratuitous cat photo.