False starts and new yarn

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My stash is almost as out of control as my project pile.  I have balls of yarn stuffed into every single crevice and drawer and shelf and box in my closet.  It wasn’t always like this though.  I used to only buy yarn when I needed it for a specific project.  But as my project list grew, so did my stash.  Eventually, I started to forget why I bought this yarn or that one.  Now, it’s like having my own little yarn store.  Sort of. Except the store never has what you REALLY want.

 

When I caved in and started a new sweater project, I was pretty proud of myself.   The yarn I needed was in my stash!  I hastily grabbed a skein, a needle, and my lawn chair and sat outside with the new horse and dutifully knit my gauge swatch.  I felt like I had this whole sweater thing in the bag.

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Sadly, it’s just not that easy.

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Gauge just didn’t turn out right.  My stitches were spot on, but my damn row gauge was off by about one row per inch.  And the fabric was scratchy.  And I just didnt love the way it was starting to turn out.

So I did just what any self-respecting knitter would do.  I grabbed a beer and my debt card.  I ripped and I shopped.

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Then, not to be one to be stuck with a regretful decision in yarn, I went shopping again the following day.

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Poor Knit Picks hasn’t even had the time to pack my order and here I am busting in through my front door like I saved the day with ever newer new yarn.

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Let’s try this again, shall we?

 

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Author: 911knits

I'm a 911 operator in beautiful Alaska. After a full day of keeping my cool in the midst of the chaos, I like to relax. In the winter, my drug of choice is yarn. In the summer I prefer to be outside.

3 thoughts on “False starts and new yarn”

  1. What are you going to make with the Herriot yarn ? I made the shawl with it and it is one of my favourite project so far ! I am curious of what you will do with yours 🙂

    1. I’m making a sweater, but it is part of a mystery knit-along. I’ll be posting progress as the clues come out, or you can check out Vera Sannon’s group on Ravelry and join us!

  2. Hahaha I totally get you! I’m now at the stage when I’m trying to find projects I can use my stash for… So much effort 😂😂😂

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