Friday, 25 January 2013

Knitting WIP

When I was packing up my wool stash for the move, I had to ask myself if I was seriously going to use it all. Some incomplete projects just didn't make the grade - the colour was wrong, the yarn wasn't right - and were gifted to the local op shop. Other yarn, such as this beautiful Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed that I bought 12 years ago, just had to come with me.
My initial aborted attempts to use this wool included an aran knit jumper and, when that didn't grab me, I then tried it in a jacket, but it wasn't to be.
And so last year, I tried again, and used 9 of the skeins to knit my first Mara Shawl for one of my buddies. Which then left me with eight skeins. Hmmm. Not quite enough to knit another Mara. But, after another lengthy pattern search (which I loooove to do), I discovered that eight skeins would be quite enough to make this pattern - Autumn Leaves Stole by Jared Flood.
So, I'm feeling good - I'm destashing!
And I'm knitting, which always makes me feel good!
Are you destashing?
Sam xx

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, I love the Silkroad. My 'house' jacket (the one I knitted years ago that never looked nice enough to wear out, but I use as a dressing gown at home) is made from Silkroad Aran. Your Autumn Leaves will be beautiful!