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  • Ellen Lewis
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Talking about stash

In this week's newsletter I give you my own definition of stash as well as a peak at some of my own stash. 

 

As you can see, it's kind of a mess.  I'm constantly pulling out bits of this and that to see if they work together.  It's the primordial soup of a creative knitting project, and that's okay with me. 

 Here's a look at some of my yarn that I don't consider stash. 

See how neatly (relatively) these skeins stored.  I never pull them out and throw a skein on top of a pile of other yarns because these yarns are already slated for a particular project.  That bag of pale blue merino is going to be a cardigan by Kim Hargreaves.  The aqua Touch Me, an entrelac top - the Rowan Tapestry a throw for my bedroom.  I'm not sure what the pink and cream fingering weight cashmere is going to be, but you can bet your life it's not going to get thrown into the knitting equivalent of a stew pot. 

Personally, I find sorting and sifting and combining and refining my stash thrilling.  So many potential projects in there.  The hardest part is choosing just one.  If you'd like to spend a fun Sunday afternoon playing with your stash and learning how to turn a few bits of this and that into a fiber masterpiece, join us!  You'll be so glad you did! 

  • Ellen Lewis
  • classesstash

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