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As you know, I’m joining in with Revelations of a Delusional Knitter‘s Surmount the Stash 2012 challenge in hopes of reducing my yarn stash to more manageable levels.
After writing my original post for this challenge, I came across this post by mk carroll, who suggested the idea of making kits from your stash yarn. She herself was inspired by this post by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (a.k.a. the Yarn Harlot). The idea of having pre-assembled kits of hook, yarn, and pattern at the ready for me to grab in the morning is pretty exciting.
I’ve never been a “morning person” – yes, even as a kid, my parents struggled to drag me out of bed in time for school – and I’ve been known to be downright annoying when I’m running late for work, but I still have to find “that yarn” before I leave in order to have something to do on the subway ride.
I’ll also confess that while I’m still in the middle of what seems to be the world’s largest blanket project, the idea of other – shorter – projects is quite appealing. Last night, I started imagining my own yarn stash club, and here is my first set of ideas for kits.
This is, of course, in addition to all my plans for dwindling my acrylic stash through charity crafting. I know I want to make more granny squares in 2012, so I decided to create some order in the pattern chaos there, too. I plan to start with the newest book in my granny collection, The Granny Square Book: Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Crocheting Square by Square by Margaret Hubert. I scanned through it and found a set of 14 relatively sturdy looking grannies in 3 colors or fewer – just perfect for charity crafting with stash yarn.
Now all I need to do is finish the bedspread for my sister and those three design projects, and I’ll be back on track for pleasure crocheting (and knitting).