The end of April is upon us making it time for a Cold Sheep and Stash update! If you read this post you know what I'm talking about and if not well, going "Cold Sheep" is a phrase for not buying yarn, but using up your stash of yarn instead. I thought I would do a monthly update as to how I'm doing with my goal of "shopping" in my stash and today's the day. My day total of going Cold Sheep is now up to 77 days! Yay!
Now, onto what skeins of yarn I have used up. The sock yarn turned out to be a boon for my desire to knit Spring weight shawls and I used 2 skeins making Dragonfly Wings and Miss Winkle. I am currently using a third sock skein with a skein of my indigo dyed sock yarn to make the shawl Pendulum. Then I got a bee it my bonnet over the rest of the indigo dyed yarn and started on my first Christmas gifts for 2014! Yes, you heard me right Christmas gifts! I choose the Grrlfriend Market Bag, which just about uses up a full skein of my worsted weight merino yarn, as my friend gift for this year. I'm making them in pairs using my brown walnut dyed yarn with the indigo/myrobalan teal. Thus far I have two completed and 4 more to go (well, 5 really as I want one for me too.) So, that's what's been knit - 4 skeins of yarn and 2 in process.
I'm very pleased that this project has turned out to be such fun. I was really worried I would feel deprived, but so far that hasn't been the case. Knitting now is more like a challenging puzzle of matching my ideas and pattern wants to yarn I already have. Who knew knitting could get even better?
Joining in with Nicole for Keep Calm Craft On.