Stash Diving

My stash is multi layers in multi bins. There is a real mix of really nice stuff I bought that’s too nice to knit (Sunshine sock yarn in Snape. If I knit it I won’t have it any more. Do you have that kind of yarn too?), workhorse yarns and a pile of stuff I inherited from multiple sources.

I took a deep dive yesterday looking for something to knit Arachne. I was 99% sure I didn’t have anything sport weight. There was one but I have a plan for it so I couldn’t harvest it. In the bottom dead body sized bin where I keep large quantities of inherited yarn I found a bag of Encore in a nice medium gray. Right next to it was a bag of Encore in white. The perfect combination of colors. Unfortunately it’s worsted weight. I guess I’ll be doing some math and reworking the pattern a bit. That’s ok because I envision something different but the same. I want a less fitted sweater that falls further down on my body.

So I’ve got vague plans, yarn and people to knit along with. First I’ve got to get the socks done then it will be swatch time. Stay tuned!

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15 Responses to Stash Diving

  1. Yaaayyyyy!!! So glad you found suitable yarn in your stash! I think it will be an easy sweater to alter a bit.
    I absolutely have yarn that is too good to use. Maybe one day I will get over that, but it hasn’t happened yet, so maybe not 😉

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  2. tinaor says:

    OOh just looked at Arachne on Ravelry – wow now there’s some work on that web pattern!

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  3. Evelyn says:

    What an amazing inheritance! I’m jealous. Those colors are beautiful! Can’t wait until you start!
    Evelyn

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  4. Olivia says:

    I tried stash diving but all I have is mostly baby yarn. My middle son announced last month his gf is pregnant but they don’t know the gender definitely yet and I have very pink or blue yarns. This is my main reason for not having a next project. I’m dying to know if it’s pink ruffles or sailor blue.

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  5. Laura Kate says:

    Good for you, in using items in your stash. Who knows what creative heights you can attain when you are forced to make adjustments to your patterns?

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  6. ReginaMary says:

    That will make for a nice sweater. The colors are perfect!!

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  7. Hooray! They’re going to make a perfect spider webby jumper.
    I know for a fact that I don’t have any sport weight in my stash, and I have no idea how to fiddle with gauge for different yarn weights, so I may just have to buy some!

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  8. Good deal! Love hearing about stash dives! My partner just did that too. I sooo appreciate fiber LOL.

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  9. I absolutly love that you have a dead body sized bin for yarn. I would like to describe more things in those terms. I’m knitting mine in what Harrisville calls DK but Barrett Wool calls Worsted (same yardage, same weight), so I’ll be adapting mine too.

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    • Originally my stash was supposed to all fit in said dead body sized bin but one day my mother’s neighbor gave me 9 trash bags of yarn. Yes, 9. I culled it down to a small dead body size bin and 3 regular size bins. I can buy no more bins and no more stash yarn. I have exceeded my personal comfort zone.

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  10. kathyreeves says:

    That is A LOT of yarn!!! I think your Arachne will be splendid in the gray and white, and I will be so interested to see how you decide to change the pattern.

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  11. It is fun stash diving, isn’t it? Revisiting beautiful yarns and becoming reacquainted with those skeins you have forgotten. I’ve often wondered why I don’t use a lot of my yarns and other crafty items, and you hit the nail on the head. “Because if I use it, I won’t have it anymore”. Perfect way of putting it. And I am afraid I will never be ale to find more of it. I am glad I am not the only one who thinks this way 😉 Good luck with rewriting your pattern. I hope it all works out.

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