Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Stashdown Yarn 1

While I'm charging along finishing Cassie's bolero I can get on with outlining my plans for the first of my 3 chosen stash yarns that I mentioned a few posts ago.  My first chosen yarn was 7 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed, which is 350g and 1222m.  I originally purchased this, along with 3 balls of Rowan Kid Classic in order to make Celtic from Rowan 40.  I must have really liked it because I actually bought the same colours of the one in the magazine, quite a rarity!  Clearly I didn't actually like it enough to get around to making it though and after purchasing Thrown Together by Kim Hargreaves I decided that the Felted Tweed would be put to much better use as an Olivia.  Now I've spent some time thinking about this and although I do still like Olivia a lot I'm a bit unsure of whether it would suit me and I've decided to use the yarn for something else.  Third plan lucky, eh?  After a bit of searching I found 2 likely candidates.  Caramel by Isabell Kraemer and Knotted by Wendy Bernard.  I absolutely adore Caramel and I keep coming back to it as a favourite, but ultimately I want to make a stripy one and that would mean using a completely different yarn for the stripes so I'll keep it on ice for the future.  For this reason and also because it is nearly summer now and Knotted seems like a more appropriate garment, I'm going to make Knotted.  It has loads going for it, I can make the basic sleeveless version and then if I have plenty of yarn left I can add a hood and even sleeves as I go.  I like the idea of that after some of the 'running out of yarn' issues I have been having later.  Also I have all 3 Custom Knits books and have yet to knit a single thing from any of them, so I'm happy with my decision.

1 comment:

Renee Anne said...

I hate when I buy yarn for a specific project and then ever make said project...I have a few like that in my stash. ::sigh::

I am, however, making one of those (Freeport Vest)...but I have at least three or four more.