We have a lot of chaos in our house. Mainly because of the two Corgis and a Border Collie pup who knows no bounds for energy. But...this is about yarns, and projects and STASH.
Out of chaos.....came a shawl!
I'm sure most of you have bits and pieces of yarn that you've just got to hang on to, because heaven forbid you just might need 20 yds for a stripe on a jacket, the toe of a sock, or just because you can't bear to throw it away. Well, I've got so much sock yarn stash that I decided to turn that chaos into some kind of order.
I started off with this:
I found a shawlette pattern that was easy to do and voila! A beautiful shawl for my shoulders while I knit or spin. The pattern for the shawl was a bit confusing. It was an easy K2P1K1P1 pattern with increases at the sides, but you had to pick up the pattern on the other side from where you'd left off. With the increases, that made it a challenge to figure whether I should be knitting or purling. Chaos reigned! I finally decided that it really didn't make any difference where I left off; I could just start wherever I wanted and create my own order. Thus the Chaos Shawlette.
I'd love to do another project like this one. So I'll continue to save up my leftover bits of yarn and perhaps another day I"ll create another jewel.
What's your favorite Stash story?