Why knitters need yarn stashes
Sunday January 13th 2013, 12:29 am
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

I dove into the stash and then the knitting last night, not knowing that Betsy had sent one last message: of the group of colors we had talked about, could the hat start with the black?

Blue it was, but black it would be. I set the first aside and started over, but this time, simplify, simplify, simplify and I went for stripes rather than a pattern that would have had me picking up endless stitches. Weaving in two dozen sets of ends is easier, right?

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Love the hat! Also love the reassurance that a stash is a helpful thing to have.

Comment by RobinM 01.13.13 @ 4:58 am

Love it! Simple is best in this case. Here’s to the stash!

Comment by Channon 01.13.13 @ 5:22 am

love the look of this one!! (not so sure about that end weaving however — its not my favorite thing, but sometimes necessary)

Comment by bev 01.13.13 @ 8:48 am

Knit, and woven, with love! Glad to read you said “set aside” because I bet “the Betsy” hat design with different color combos will make others happy. And stripes always leave enough yarn to stripe away another day.

Comment by LynnM 01.13.13 @ 9:03 am

Oh, yes, I like it! And weaving-in is absolutely preferred to picking up endless stitches. Until the next project just really needs those stitches picked up that way. 🙂 Yes, yarn stash is a wonderful abundance. As is fabric. And buttons. And embroidery floss.

Comment by DebbieR 01.13.13 @ 9:20 am

OH, yeah, right!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 01.13.13 @ 10:46 am

I think it turned out nice..from here, I can’t see the color issue you mentioned at all. 🙂

Comment by Ruth 01.13.13 @ 4:02 pm

That’s a lot of ends, but the hat is certainly worth it!

Comment by twinsetellen 01.13.13 @ 6:48 pm

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