Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Good Yarn!

The problem with having a room for all my crafting goodies is its just too easy to stash another purchase in, and think, 'well I'll use up the other stuff first' and then close the door. Then I buy something else, think 'well I'll use up the other stuff first' get the picture! As stuff piles up it gets stuffed into any available space/drawer/basket/bag and as I have, on a good day, a 6 second memory, I forget about it!!

Well, I was forced into tidying my craft room, firstly cos I promised my baby bro I would make his wedding invites and he and his fiancee have named the day but mainly because I couldn't find enough clear space on the floor to put two feet down at the same time!

Anyway, this led to a voyage of rediscovery. Yarns, fibre, stamps and even a yoga mat were unearthed, I felt like an archaeologist digging up long forgotton treasures. So I took Daisys suggestion (Thanks Daisy!) and decided to start a small project. I decided on some mindless socks in a Posh Yarn of long forgotton colourway.

But for the odd occasion when my brain could retain a pattern, I decided to start the Lace Ribbon scarf on Rav using some Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn.

As you can see from the photo, the pattern retention occasions haven't happened too often! But I'm pleased I've just got going!!

I have also started looking at my blank canvases, haven't got much further than that yet, but the creative thoughts are beginning to rise to the top of the mind treacle!! Theres hope yet!!


Jill said...

I'm constantly looking at blank canvasses and I never get any further LOL!!!

I thought I'd tidy my stash up when I made my back bedroom into a craft room. Alas no. It got moved in there wholesale from the rest of the house and I really need to sort it...another day!!!



Daisy said...

Love the very cheerful Posh yarn socks!

Artis-Anne said...

I am so glad I am not the only one with an unruly stash !!
One of these days I will get it sorted as I am defo in spring clean mode atm
Its good to sort stuff out and find goodies along the way isn't it ;do you fancy a holiday up here to show me how to do it ;)
Love the socks too :)

Kath said...

Stashes seem to have it in their nature to be unruly and get out of hand - maybe they go through 'teenage' years when they're wild but will grow old gracefully?!
I'm trying to control mine (ha!) by challenging myself to knit 11 pairs of socks in 2011 - that will be over 1 kilo of yarn less in the house... not that you'd notice!!
Loving the knitting - those socks are lovely and cheery!
Hugs x

InkyArtitude said...

It's been lovely visiting your blog today... Your journalling is absolutely superb Kath, I love the portraits you're doing and I think you have inspired me with some ideas for later tonight when I can't sleep.

The yarns you're working with are so pretty, beautiful colours and so lovely for Spring.

I'm delighted to know that you've been bullied into making wedding stationery. It can be very repetative but what better way to get back into it than to be obligated to meet a deadline? If you need a hand let me know, I'm good at deadlines!

Keep your chin up gall, you're precious and a very valued friend.

Love and hugs
Lynn x

erasercarver said...

Agh, don't mention stashes - I daren't go and look at mine ;) Loving your new knitting. See you soon xx