Friday, 8 January 2016

The Shiny Stash

Can stashed yarn shine? After even years hidden in a box? The answer must be yes. That is at least a comfort when we buy yarn that is expensive and may not be usable to that many projects.

Shining, right?
Well, that is the case with 436 grams of my stash.

Great colors in handpainted merino yarn that pills, bleads and not giving the warmth I need for a winters day.

I picked out all of it and started combining colors in a scarf. Knitting stripes is the most giving I can think of.

I used variegated yarn for one stripe and solid color for the other. That gives a great effect. When one skein was out I added a new one.

I love how this came out. And it was great fun to knit and see the colors work together.

This scarf is useable for spring and even a norwegian summer. Not bad, I must say.

I am quite surprised how the yarn plays the color symphony in great harmony.

Name and year of knitting
I used ends and small skeins I had lying around and put the colors together and just went for it.

The only problem is that I have a lot left. The yarn goes a long way. 436 grams actually gave me a three meter long scarf. I have started a new one....

Stash is underrated for scarves, mittens and all other small garments. It can really shine if we just give it a chance.

Like in life itself: We often think of each other that some are more valuable than others. But given the right environment - everyone will shine and grow.

Your life is far too valuable to be wasted on the life that everyone else is choosing
Joshua Becker 

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Various handprinted merino yarn
Needles: 2mm
Pattern: Lifelines
My Ravelry Page: Painted With Stash


14 comments:

  1. A scarf for "warmer" weather was a perfect idea for yarn that is left over or not quite warm enough. I really like how the stripes play together--oh yes, I love your purple coat, too! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie!! It is so much fun putting colors together in this way - just want to do more of it!!!

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  2. Hei Lone
    Først, takk for fine ord nederst i innlegget ditt. De tok meg rett i sjelen!
    Herlige farger, striper og garn.mselvfølgelig, det er jo slik man kan får brukt opp " verdifullt" garn, hvor man kanskje har 25 eller 50 gram, som ble kjøpt i ren affekt.
    Jeg hekler og hekler på rutene til teppet mitt. Festningen av trådene er ingen kunst. Jeg bare hekler dem fast i ruten, så er den klar til neste trinn, og jeg slipper å sitte igjen med et ferdig teppe med tusen tråder å feste til slutt!
    Deilig med frihelg nå. Men den første uken i dette nye året, har vært en veldig fin uke, så jeg er mer enn fornøyd ;) Gleder meg til fortsettelsen.
    God helg, klem

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    1. Tusen takk Sylvia - de ordene har såå mye sant i seg!!! Så kort liv, og så gjør vi alt vi kan for å bli som andre... Håper helgen har vært god for deg!!

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  3. Det fik du strikket godt sammen! Genial restefest! Smukt, brugtbart og humørskabende herlighed med plads til strikkefilosofiske betragtninger.
    Du er god til at finde små tankestartere....

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    1. Tusind tak Anne!! Det er sjovt når farverne virker sammen, og når tankerne er med på det.. He he!!

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  4. Thank you for the lovely pics and the wise words. I*ll carry them in my mind (and heart) today - perhaps even a bit longer. Hope you have an nice sunday, Florentina

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  5. Tenk å trylle noe så flott av restegarn!! Kjempeflott glad-skjerf!!
    Så mye fint du har strikket i løpet av året (innlegget under her),både gensere og skjerf - og de vottene er jo så flotte!
    Ha ei fin ny strikkeuke, Lone!

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    1. Tusen takk Britt!! Så gøy at du liker det!!!!

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  6. Your scarf shines! You shine! You make me shine! Love you and I love the quote you used! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Stacy - you are so lovely!!!! Big hugs!!

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  7. Ja, herlig å få brukt rester, her har jeg også startet året fra restekassen! Ha en herlig lørdag hos deg!

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    1. Tusen takk - det er gøy å strikke seg litt ut av lageret :-)

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