(spoken by the person who just carried in a new package of yarn from the mailbox last evening!)
I will however, admit that I'm a little jealous of all the wonderful knitters out there who have been sharing their
"stash busting" projects.
Truly, I would love to belong to that club--
but sadly, I don't think I meet the basic requirements~
namely a desire and intent to reduce one's yarn stash.
It's safe to say that I am totally
I'm trying though, desperately trying- truly I am!!
My one and only recent attempt to seriously reduce my stash has resulted in this~
my "coat of many colors".
I fell in love with THIS crochet jacket pattern,
but-- I don't crochet.
Can't even hold the needle - can't learn-
apparently can't even be taught--
(this said after numerous attempts by my sister and friends who have tried to teach me!)
But-- my friend Kathy is a champion crochet extraordinaire!
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on the Lion Brand website
Instead of buying the suggested yarns for the coat,
I boxed up a HUGE assortment of my variegated yarns~~
spending an entire afternoon sorting through all of my collections.
A huge production, actually--
but a truly wonderful way to spend the afternoon~
reacquainting myself with some of my favorite yarns.
I found myself saying over and over again~
(oh yes, I remember that yarn!)
No rhyme or reason--
I simply just choose color variations
that I thought might "be pretty".
What began as a box of
"this and that"
has now become
I envisioned a few alterations in the pattern~
change the sleeves to three-quarter length-
change the coat from hip length to knee length.
Kathy accommodated my requests beautifully
and I couldn't be more pleased
with the results.
Regarding the colors,
and the best way to organize the order of the yarns~
I suggested to Kathy that she use my
scientific method of color
Just close your eyes and pick!
(works every time!!)
My box full of stash yarn
is now my beautiful
"coat of many colors".
so~ does this mean that I might could
become an official member of the
"stash busting club"?
Is it a problem
that I still have enough yarn
to make this coat for 47 of my closest friends???
(don't answer that!)
I'm busy, busy, busy loading your blogs into the draft post for the Grow Your Blog party. Remember that you have until January 15 to sign up to participate. Please don't be late to register if you want to attend-- I need those last few days to finalize the post and check that all of your blogs are loaded in correctly.
I'm so very excited to say that we have almost 300 blogs participating in the event. I'm seeing LOTS of new faces this year - wonderful blogs that I know you will want to visit.
I'll return on the 25th with the official party post. You still have time to invite your friends -- it's going to be a super great party!
To those of you who so kindly volunteered to help me check the blogs the day of the party --- thank you, I will be emailing you your assignments a few days before the event -- so watch for your emails please!!
~~ while I'm being so busy here, I am also recovering from my second cataract surgery-- thank you to everyone who sent love and prayers my way. Im just so very happy to have this all behind me now~