This is a never-ending topic for many of us knitters, isn’t it? “My stash is out of control, I’m going to knit from stash this year, I need to knit down my stash!”And now I’ve said stash so many times it’s lost all meaning and is just a noise. Anyway, for no apparent reason, I’ve been knitting random skeins from stash lately. I pull out a skein that’s calling my name and just go with it. I think I needed some quicker projects to balance out all my fingering weight shawls, so I’ve been working on worsted weight cowls. This one is the Zig Zag Cowl by Imagined Landscapes Designs, which I purchased on Payhip but now I can’t easily find the link. (It’s on Rav too, if you’re so inclined.) I love how it flares out, widening at the bottom, because my neck is always cold. It was a treat to do some lace with bigger yarn and needles, and it knit up so quickly — just 24 hours! And then I got done and realized my yarn was actually DK weight! Oh well, close enough, right?
The yarn is Souvenir DK from Destination Yarn and was a free gift from the yarn store in Eureka Springs, but it’s still a skein out of my stash. Depending on how I like it as I wear it, I might knit another one in a solid yarn to show off the pattern better, and maybe I’ll actually use worsted weight yarn. As soon as this one was done, I pulled out a skein of La Bien Aimee merino and cast on for another cowl, plus I’ve got a worsted weight hat going. And even with all that, I managed to finish a pair of socks today!
This is the Laurell memorial colorway from Hue Loco, such a gorgeous colorway for fall. Even though these aren’t my colors at all, I think this is beautiful yarn and I loved knitting with it … but I’m glad I can go back to my purples and pinks now! First my goal is to finish a pair of gift socks. These are for a non-binary loved one, knit in F*ck Your Binary from Dye Mad Yarns. They have small feet so surely I can get a foot done by the end of the weekend, right? Somehow it’s just so satisfying to cross off one more project before the end of the month.
Happy Saturday, friends.
Love the middle pair of socks, my kind of colors! Beautiful projects 😊
Jealous. I had thought I’d get both a sweater and a pair of socks done by the end of October. Both are flowing over into November. Really need to FOCUS.
Well done. Like the cowl. Maybe I need to make myself a quick project. I am currently on number ‘x’ on my wip list and fed up with going wrong. I need a simple knit for me to get back my mojo!
Wow – you have gotten such a lot done! Love the cowl and the socks 🙂 And how great to be able to make it all from stash!
You’ve been so productive! I love the bright cowl such fabulous colours in it.
These are all great! My problem with quick knits from the stash is that most of my yarn is fingering weight (or laceweight) with very little worsted thrown in. So most of my stash still takes time to knit up.
I really love that yarn you used for the cowl! It’s so happy.