|this represents about 1/20th of my fingering weight stash...|
|the weirdest not-so-little bundle of yellows. i think it'd make a great baby blanket though.|
for this, i've been looking at my fingering weight stash especially. i have so much of it, and a lot is in partial skeins (remnants from projects past) or single skeins, and i tend to not do many single skein projects in that weight. why? because i love huge shawls, and i really really really love fingering weight shawls. but for obvious reasons (it's fingering weight), they take a while to design and make. and then they leave me with 20 or 30 or 50 grams of random skeins, and then what do i do?
|i designed a stashbusting blanket earlier this summer, but the throw-sized version has yet to be made...|
i've pulled a bunch of them together, and have determined that i have substantial quantities in a literal rainbow of colours, plus a very lovely pile of neutrals. so, my plan is to do some more stashbusting designs. i did two for flotsam & jetsam (flotsam and jetsam, in fact), and i've got another blanket design that's in the process of getting rid of more of them. blankets are great, but i think i'll also do maybe some more shawls too. freer designs, that don't require lots of math or thinking or planning of colours and specific amounts. just pick your yarns and go. we'll see how they do, since realistically i have a bunch of other projects that i still need to deal with between now and the spring at the very least. my moon femme collection is going to be keeping me busy through the early winter and then i'll need to play a bit of catch-up for the yoth collection, which still has oodles of time before i need everything ready, but i don't want to be stuck scrambling and/or going mia like i was with flotsam & jetsam. balance is a fickle creature in my life. eventually though, i will do some major stashbusting, and it's going to feel so great. and possibly terrifying ha.