Yarn is such a wonderful thing. I’m not sure if it is the fiber or the dye or what, but it sure is an addictive thing. It seems that the more you look at it, touch it, smell it and work with it, the more you want to be around it.
The latest round of fiber-y goodness, began with the Knitgirllls’ annual StashDash. Each year they challenge their watchers to whittle down the stashes hidden throughout houses all over the world. The official challenge started on May 24th and ends August 5th. The goal is to destash 4K or 4375 yards of yarn. It can be knit, crochet, spun, or woven.
I took the challenge. I have destashed 1860 yards so far. I have spun 19 yards of 2 ply yarn and 4 oz. of brown alpaca singles (not measured yet, still needs to be plied); finished knitting a pair of socks, made a baby blanket, a baby hat, a pair of booties, and a lace shawl. I currently have on the needles a log cabin baby blanket, a pair of socks and a cotton beach sweater. The Baby Wolf loom has a denim scarf. The cricket loom has a bulky green scarf. The Highland Handmades’ spindle has brown alpaca spinning a fingering weight yarn.
I am well on the way to finishing my 4K on schedule. Which is a good thing, because plantar fasciitis has put my 5K walk/run training on hold for a while. Physical therapy has helped tremendously and I should be back to training by next week.
So, back to the knitting, spinning and weaving.
Until next time . . . . . .