Shopping the Stash

If you’ve seen my stash entires on my Ravelry profile, it becomes very apparent that I have a not in-substantial quantity of yarn and fibre currently residing in my spare room.

So… 2014 is the year of the stash!

The aim is to knit  (and spin, crochet or weave… or just remove by donation or sale) as much as possible from said stash.* Occasional exceptions are permitted**(for instance there is no way I am giving up my HilltopCloud Best of British fibre club spot – sorry!)

I’m now a semi-active member of the Stash Knit Down group on Ravelry, and am starting to (albeit) slowly work my way through things.

So far, so good and as of April 30th, I’ve reduced my stash by 7.38 miles!


* Destashing will be fairly limited, I rather like what I have in my stash. No novelty yarn lurks in the deepest reaches of my storage boxes!

** Apparently occasional exceptions have resulted in copious amounts of yarn from Iceland, a pile of Jamieson & Smith’s Jumper Weight (both purchased and won as a prize) and a wee heap of cotton yarn since I didn’t have any… I may have to rethink the definition of ‘occasional’. 

Test Knitters Needed!

I have a pair of socks ready for testing. Some of you may have seen the Riverscape socks at the Glasgow School of Yarn, but for those that haven’t – here they are:

Using just one skein of fingering weight yarn, these top-down socks have a spiralling motif which coils around the leg and across the foot. The socks have symmetrical motifs. There are 3 sizes available too.

I’m running the test through the Free Pattern Testers on Ravelry. You’ll need to sign in (or join) to Ravelry and join the FPT group, then sign up in the forum thread – which is here.

The test will end on November 22, 2013 and testers only need to knit 1 sock for the purposes of the test (you will be allocated either a left or right sock to knit).