Category Archives: Knitting

This year’s UnFinished Gift – Finished

Every year there is the one UFG. From what I understand it is a common occurrence among knitters. This year several hats and 2 scarves were wrapped.  But one of the scarves was still on the needles! Two days later … Continue reading

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Stash Couture Cabled Hat

Cables in a knitting project add a bit of fun! It is always fascinating to watch how a few twists of the stitches produce beautiful Aran patterns. This Stash Couture hat includes four different cables that work in heavy (green) … Continue reading

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Cashmere Scarf

Stashers the world over purchase beautiful yarn and fabric knowing that someday that “perfect” design will come along. Destashification requires that the elusive someday is now. Five 100 yard skeins of this beautiful, soft  – almost cuddly, mostly cashmere yarn … Continue reading

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Another Fair Isle Slouch – 3 color rows.

Destashification has its positives and negatives. Knitting up the available yarn falls into both categories! By the third Fair Isle Slouch hat (which were preceded by 2 striped hats and 2 cabled hats), yardage of contrasting colors had started to … Continue reading

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The Destashification Fair Isle Slouch Hat

What to knit with small amounts of color coordinated yarn when stripes no longer fulfill the need for artistic expression? More Slouch Hats – but this time with a Fair Isle pattern. I am told that knitting Fair Isle patterns … Continue reading

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Triple Destashification Surplice Top

There is a Fabric Stash and a Yarn Stash and a Bead Stash.  A Button Stash, a Pattern Stash and even a Ribbon Stash. … (and a few more) but at this point that is all I am willing to … Continue reading

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Silk Summer Sweater

Silk Tweed Yarn. Beautiful forest green with flecks of blue and light green.  In The Stash for too long. The pattern selected had a beautiful leaf lace yoke but was a sleeveless top knit in a much smaller gauge.  Revising … Continue reading

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Seven Feet of Angora Scarf

The Yarn Stash contains various beautiful (both in color and feel) yarns.  So when a niece asks for a long scarf, a beautiful Destashification yarn was easy to find. In The Stash was 5 skeins of this angora yarn of … Continue reading

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The Destashification Christmas – Day Three

On the third day of Destashification Christmas, my needles gave to me: A Lace Cashmere Scarf (with a K3 in the pattern)! The pattern is Estonian Garden Scarf/Wrap by Evelyn C. Clark.  The yarn is unbelievably soft, but sadly discontinued, … Continue reading

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The Destashification Christmas Day Two

On the Second Day of Destashification Christmas, my needles gave to me… Two Bed Socks. Hand knit wool (washable) socks help counter the effects of those cold floors and cold nights. The pattern is Kumara Bed Socks from Interweave Knits. … Continue reading

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