I have been working on a lot of things these past months, not only organizing my heart and thoughts but my yarn stash. Yes, my yarn stash. You know you have one. It's okay. I understand. It's an emotional thing. I use to buy coach bags and shoes. Now I buy merino wool and knitting needles.
This is not all the stash. This is just the stuff that was in knots and out of control.
This is a true story. I have a picture on IG of a trunk full of yarn and tools. I don't know where I was going with all that.
But this past summer I decided that I was not going to buy any more yarn until this stash dwindled down. I have always made crocheted or knit blankets for others but realized I never make anything for myself (isn't that how it always is?). Here are a couple of baby blankets I made for my friend's twins (the picture quality is terrible but I'm working on that).
millie makes. The sunburst blanket on the left can be found in English here.
After pondering what to do with all this yarn, I decided that I would make a blanket for my oldest. I went through the stash and grabbed every shade of blue I could find. Scoured ravelry and found this lovely pattern for retro circles. I showed the pattern and colors to him and he asked who it was for. When I told him it was for him his eyes lit up. He was so happy to have something made for him, I knew I had to rush this order. The yarn bag went everywhere with us until I was done. It hung out at friend's houses, road trips, bible studies and it even went a trip to Washington Square Park!
Not to be out done, the other tiny human insisted on a blanket of his own. And of course we just couldn't use any of the colors in the yarn stash so off to AC Moore we went and found the loudest colors possible. He said his blanket needed to look like candy. I'll keep you posted on that one. Thank goodness for craft night at church. Maybe I can start making everything on my pinterest and ravelry boards.
Ps. Happy New Year!