Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Look/Old Knits

What do you think of the new color scheme? I wanted something softer, without being too twee. Give me a poke in the posts if I've gone too far and you can't separate text from background.

And now (drumroll)...the results of my 2008 Stashbusting Mission:

I got the inspiration from Wendy's guidelines, adding only two modifications: 1, I had to be able to get the lid on my yarn tote closed at the end of the de-stashing process, and 2, I could buy yarn to help me use up stash yarn (both new + stash skeins had to get completely used up for this to count).

I used my one get-out-of jail-free for this:

And all Christmas gifts were sock yarn or purchased after September and therefore doubly exempt.

In the end, I think I was successful. The lid to my tote does stay closed now, and I've gotten rid of most of the yarns that were bogging me down. I'm going to keep de-stashing on the agenda for this year, though. There's a cake of sock yarn that will help me through my simmering sock obsession, a few skeins of laceweight I want to play with, some Lamb's Pride begging to be felted...

I guess it's always a destashing year.


Lise said...

So many gorgeous knits! I love the shawl, didn't notice it before now. I really ought to do some stash busting too. I keep telling that to myself ;)

Wendolene said...

Thanks! Would you believe that one's Lion Brand Homespun?
Stashbusting can be fun--like a puzzle. What can I do with this much yarn in this weight, what can I fit with this pattern... If you're anything like me, you'll get hooked!