Friday, 12 October 2012

From Stash To Gold


Well, this post is mostly about the stashed yarn and the fact that it turned out to be gold. I just had to use it the right way and see things differently. Learning about using color in knitting has helped me using my stash to create just what I love: A lot of colors playing together in my garments and things I knit.

This is my scarf knitted entirely from stash.
This collection is made of stashed yarn - and you are right. I should stop buying yarn, knit more and give more to charity.

How many shawls or scarves does a person need? A million? Thousands? Hundreds? I think it must be the last... LOL.

I tend to think that we way too often in life judge people and things before even bother to find out what they are.

And way too often the verdict is simply to throw it all away. Or tell people to get lost.

Well a lot of people were told that they were a lost cause. But if anybody had bothered to look closer they may have seen the hidden treasure inside.

And I often think about that when I dive into a pile of stashed yarn or beads. I can make the yarn shine if I take the right choices.

Just like we can make a person shine - if we look closer.

Have a lovely weekend - I hope you will be seen as you are.


32 comments:

  1. Du har styr på dine farver, det må man sige. Det har jeg vist nævnt før:)Jeg tænker at hele dit stash må passe sammen:)
    Du har så ret i at man bør gøre sig den ulejlighed at kigge nærmere efter hos folk og ikke bare dømme for hurtigt.
    Holder miniefterårsferie her og skal have 16 strikketøser på besøg på søndag til "Halloweenstrik". En årligt tilbagevendende begivenhed.
    Rigtig god weekend til dig:-)
    kh. Dorte

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    1. Tak for det Dorte!!! Og kan du nu hygge dig rigtig godt med dine strikkeveninder!!!

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  2. Ååå for noen gladfarger ;)
    Hilsen Lisbeth

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  3. Smukke smukke farver,jeg er som altid vild med dine farve-sammensætninger,man bliver så glad af at kigge på dem,og må også lige give dig ret i at kigge bag mennesket også,som mor til en nu voksen søn med ADHD,kunne jeg nok have ønsket der var nogle flere som "så" min søn,og ikke kun "møjungen"-smiler,godt skrevet,indimellem er det godt med et lille opråb,hav en fantastisk weekend,med masser af dejlig strikketid :))

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    1. Tusind tak Gitte - ja, du har så ret!!! Rigtig god weekend!!

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  4. You are so right. But I really think that you make the world a much brighter place with your beautiful colourful knitting.

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    1. Oh, thank you so so much. You made me so happy!!

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  5. Enig! Jeg prøver å ikke omtale garnet jeg har liggende som restegarn, for det høres kjedelig og lite inspirerende ut, omtrent som restemiddag. Garnlageret høres litt bedre ut, det er utrolig hva ord kan gjøre med holdningen.

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    1. Takk Merete!! Restemiddag er liksom litt kjipt.... God helg!!

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  6. Thank you for your beautiful words! They are so true.

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  7. Det er en fryd å se de flotte ting du strikker, ha en fin fin helg!

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  8. Such beautiful words, Lone! To think that all this beauty came from what was left over. If you ask my daughter, she will tell you that a girl can never have too many scarves!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie!! I have written down your daughters comment!! LOL!!

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  9. Your words touch my heart! People do judge so much and it hurts or they give everything "titles", like fat, poor, bald!
    Look inside that person, see their soul! Look at their smile!
    My friend, you know how much I love your creations and I am so happy you create these treasures out of your stash ;o)
    Have a great weekend ;o) Hugs ;o)

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  10. Thank you so much Stacy!!! I really do agree with you - a lot!!!!

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  11. Nydelige, fargerike og glade plagg du har laget! Hva er dett beste tips for å lære om fargesammensetning i strikk, som du nevner litt om her? Du er virkelig en inspirasjonskilde!!! <3

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    1. Tusen takk Gitte!! Jeg begynte med boken Color by Kristin av Kristin Nicholas. Den fikk ballen til å rulle - eller pinnene til å klirre. Det er egentlig den som har hjulpet meg mest i tillegg til å eksperimentere og kjøpe meg en fargehjul som jeg bruker når jeg handler garn.

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  12. Blir rett og slett i godt humør av de fargene du boltrer deg i! Du tryller alltid frem de nydeligste plagg! Kloke ord du deler! Ønsker deg en fin-fin-fargerik helg! :-)

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  13. I just stumbled upon your blog whilst blog-jumping, and I love it already. You get so much colour into everything- something I really want to start doing, but I get slightly nervous about mixing different colours. Nothing tried, nothing gained, I know. And that seahorse in your scarf if brilliant! :)

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    1. Thank you so much!!!!! Just go for it and enjoy!!!!!

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  14. Så nydelig sagt og så veldig, veldig sant!
    Jeg elsker fargene du bruker, blir i godt humør og inspirert!

    elle-melle

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  15. What a wonderful words ( not to talk about the lovely collection you created out of your stash!)and they are so true. Thanks for these! Have a nice week,
    Jolande

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    1. Thank you so much!! I wish you a nice week too Jolande!!!!

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  16. What a lovely coming from a lovely lady :) You have a wonderful collection of colourful happy scarves and jewellery. If you decide to open an online shop one day, you will be VERY popular!

    Have a lovely weekend Lone,
    Chris

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    1. Thank you very much Chris!!! Hope you have a lovely weekend too!!

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  17. Det var vakkert tenkt og skrevet!
    Du er jo en trollmann (eh, -kvinne) med farger, og det er veldig inspirerende!

    Og forresten: En Dame kan aldri få for mange skjerf! Det er bare plassen som begrenser...

    Ha en flott helg!

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    1. Tusen takk Anne!! Nå skal jeg strikke flere skjerf - og få meg større skap.... Ha en god helg du også!!

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