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February 9, 2015

Decluttering the Stash

Over on the Doubleknit podcast Ravelry forum we have a knitalong going to declutter your stash. We left it open to interpretation how one does this. For me it's all about partial skeins.

Little oddballs and half-used skeins of yarn are my main clutter both physically and psychologically. I can't just toss them. I need to use them. And when I do I am so happy and invigorated. So that's part of the reason you've been seeing so many striped hats. They use up those bits. You can finish one in a day. It's good for the soul.

My last helix hat used up all the worsted scraps I have so I actually broke into a fresh skein and started a Jango hat which also uses a partial skein.

Sadly the main yarn is very stiff and unyielding and the skein of Kureyon is so loosely spun that sections just drift apart as I'm working with it. In other words, this project is a pain.


So I started something that's falling-off-a-log-easy.


This is Blue Bell Hill Scarf, free on Ravelry. It was created for O-Wool Local but I'm using all my partial and oddball skeins of Manos Wool Clasica. I reduced the stitch count since my yarn is bigger and the original scarf is very wide.

I've also been working on the Follow Your Arrow 2 shawl but have only completed the first two clues. The fourth one was released today so I need to get back on that.

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