Which Project: And the Winner is….

Well, the votes are in and there really wasn’t any competition. With an overwhelming 60% of the votes, you guys chose…

Gabrielle Sweater via Ravelry
Gabrielle Sweater via Ravelry

Gabrielle! Which is actually the pattern I’ve been leaning towards. I already have a pink cardigan I knit last year so a pullover was what I really started to think about. Added bonus, I’ll have enough yardage leftover to make my BFF Jess a Carbeth Cardigan in the pink color too! I’ve already knit two Carbeth cardigans with Intent Yarn so why not make another? Also, Periwinkle Sheep is back from their vacation, you should grab some Intent Yarn for yourself while it’s still $15 a skein!
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I’m down to the ribbing on my cotton Guthrie, then I just have to knit the short sleeves (I’m thinking elbow length). I’m heading to Chicago next week for a little vacation so I’m hoping to pack it with me. Send me all the good knitting vibes so that I have it blocking by Sunday! Have a wonderful knit filled weekend!

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Which Project? Cardigan or Pullover

Can I say I loved the comments about what your stash looks like? I liked whenever a notification came through. My favorite came from Zen Knitter, “S.A.B.L.E Stash amount beyond life expectancy!” LOL that definitely sums up my yarn stash. And although I’ve been good about going through my stash this year, I have made yarn purchases and one of them with a lot of my favorite yarn from Periwinkle Sheep, Intent. She had a sale and was selling it for $15 a skein and I bought all the skeins of her Rose Quartz colorway (10 skeins in total).
Rose Quartz Intent Yarn
It’s a gorgeous soft muted pink, I know most folks this about me wearing bold color but I actually wear a lot of pink in every shade and this one was calling out to me. But I need help deciding what I will make with it. I considered making the Tamarack (Hers) sweater with it but I’ve actually got a really vivid bright pink in my stash of Berroco Vintage Chunky that I think will work (or I may knit it for this sweater – I’m too indecisive). But I think I’ve narrowed it down to three options and I’d love some feedback.

Option 1: Gabrielle pullover

Gabrielle Sweater via Ravelry
Gabrielle Sweater via Ravelry

I always feel like my closet is lacking pullovers and I love the open panel down the front on this one. I could wear a ton of different tanks underneath it.

Option 2: Marylebone cardigan

Marylebone cardigan via Ravelry
Marylebone cardigan via Ravelry

This isn’t my normal pick. I love a cardigan but this has cables and reverse stockinette stitch body. It’s got a bit of interest but the pale pink won’t compete too hard with the cables.

And my wildcard option: Newale cardigan

Newale Cardigan via Ravelry
Newale Cardigan via Ravelry

Another cardigan but with a more feminine shape to it. I can see pairing this one with dresses a lot.

So help me out and vote below. I’ll reveal the results on Friday! 

Voting closed!

What Does Your Yarn Stash Look Like?

This weekend I volunteered to help Renee of Miss Celie’s Pants with her first ever Baltimore Destash event. Over 50 people brought fabric and some yarn to a venue to trade and then donate the rest to charity. It was great and filled with such positivity and light. I was responsible for sorting and managing the donated yarn and surprisingly, I didn’t take a single thing home. Why?
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Because my stash overflows.
Maryland sheep and wool 2017 haul
I’ve got a lot of yarn and I’ve been doing well at knitting a lot from my stash this year. So far out of the 29 finished objects I’ve completed this year, 4 were made with yarn bought in 2018. The rest has come from my stash. But I’ve also bought yarn this year too…I know my stash is never ending. So it left me curious today…what does your stash look like?

Do you only buy for the project you have in mind? Do you have 1 bin or do you have more yarn that you’ll ever knit in your lifetime? Spill the beans!