Friday, 9 March 2012

With Stash And Stripes

I am pretty sure that my stash is forever growing. And when I try to minimize it - it grows even bigger. So I found out that it was time to use some of it. And it really started out well.

I picked the colors and started knitting only to discover that it would be nice with some new colors. And some more of the colors I already have. Maybe it is an illness - something totally incurable.

I thought I found a cure - to knit something from the stash. But as it seems, it did not help. AT ALL.

Anyway, I started knitting this stripy shawl or scarf or a hybrid of them. Two rows of alternating colors  - all the colors I love and most of them from my jacket of many colors. Oh, and some new colors.

It is going to take some time knitting on 2.5mm needles. But I fancy the outcome. So much fun to see the colors blend and see what happens to them when they make different pairs.

When i change colors I spit splice - no ends to weave in appart from the two in the beginning and the on in the end.

So, the stash seems to be a very bad excuse to get more yarn. But I get a fun knit and something to wear in the end. I added my sort of pattern on my Ravelry page. Check it out if you like to.

Do not ever underestimate what you have in your stash - there are colors you never thought of. There are possibilities for brighter days. Just like what is hidden inside of you. There are a lot of colors stashed away in our hearts. Let them shine - take them out for you and for us to see. And enjoy your weekend!!

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull Pt2, from stash (and shop)
Needles: 2.5mm
Size: About 2m width
PatternImprovised
Other materials: None
Ravelry linkStash And Stripes

22 comments:

  1. So bright and cheerful--just like your spirit, Lone! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Debbie - I will try and live up to that....

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  2. Herlige farger! Jeg liker sånne skjerf!
    Kjenner til problemet med å skulle strikke opp restene - det er en neverending story. Man går alltid tom for eller mangler en farge, og vips, så er det mer garn når du er ferdig enn da du startet. Mystisk... Men det er da i det minste en forNYELSE an garnlageret!
    Ha en riktig fin helg!

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    1. Tusen takk Anne - godt å høre at andre har opplevd det samme!!! Ha en flott helg du også!!

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  3. Really bright and wonderful. Make me happy:)

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  4. Hei Lone!
    Jeg elsker bloggen din og fargene dine og alt du skaper :)

    En fryd for hjertet og sinnet <3

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    1. Tusen takk Marit Rakel - nå ble jeg veldig glad!!!!! Ha en flott helg - kanskje med fjell under beina??

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  5. Love, love, love it! Lone your work is so beautiful. You trying to decrease your stash and increasing it instead rang very true with me!!!

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    1. Thank you Pippa!! We should join a club!! LOL!!

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  6. Yes, no matter how you try to get rid of your stash in order to do it you always, always have to go to the store and get something new to finish the left over, de-stash project. And at the end of the project you're left with even more left overs. It's a magical neverending circle :-)

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    1. Thank you coffeeaddict - there seems to be a lot of us!! LOL!!

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  7. Så herlig og fargerikt skjerf også så imponerende langt! Det høres veldig kjent ut det forsøket på garnslanking. Ha en fortsatt god helg! :)

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    1. Tusen takk Vibeke!!! Det blir ihvertfall dobbelt så langt.... God helg til deg også!!

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  8. Wow Lone!!! You always amaze me! The colors are so fun and bright, like you! You are a wonderful person! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you so so much Stacy - I am touched by your words. You made my weekend!!!

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  9. Absolutt 100% i min gate, herlig! Jeg tror jeg skal flytte inn i bloggen din :)

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    1. Tusen takk Muffin - du er velkommen. Håper du trives!!!

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  10. Farger farger farger, det bare bobler over av fargeglede på bloggen din. Elsker det. :-)

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    1. Tusen takk Helle - det gir så masse glede!!!!

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  11. Ser fullkomligt ljuvligt ut! Vilken härlig idé! :D

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