I’m done on the second sleeve of my Tony Bonner jumper, it’s now drying after a gentle wash before I start to do all the seams. While waiting for it to block and dry I decided to go through the yarn stash and took some photos so I could update my Ravelry stash page and plan what to do next.
I have completely the wrong personality to have a large stash, I get just a little bit overwhelmed about what to do with too many choices, so I’ve been trying to use some of it up this year before buying anything new. Here’s what I’ve got at the moment…
There are two balls of Rowan Renew that I got at the Clegs sale after Christmas, bought to make some Japanese style slippers, but I really should have bought a third skein and I might not have enough so that might have to wait for another idea.
I have a definite project in mind for the three balls of Rowan baby alpaca: Erika Knight’s “Striped Scarf” from her Men’s Knits book, the first knitting book I ever bought, before I could even knit! There are also six skeins of tweedy grey Peace Fleece for a jumper or cardigan. This is the same yarn I used for my dad’s socks, and I loved it so much I ordered some more.
Four skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in royal blue Almanac (for a scarf?) and a jumper’s worth in tweedy pale blue Faded Quilt, but I haven’t found the right pattern yet. I think this yarn deserves something special. I got the two skeins of Noro Shirakaba for a Stephen West’s Purl Ridge Scarf.
The Purl Ridge Scarf looks like a quick project and the silk, cotton and wool Shirakaba yarn should make a perfect scarf for walking home from the station on chilly autumn evenings. So I decided to cast on this afternoon…
…and the next day, it looks like two skeins isn’t quite enough. It’s beautiful yarn though.