In light of my recent stash acquisition, I have decided that it behooves me to focus my crochet efforts for the month of November on plowing through this past weekend’s purchase, and as I did I found a yarn that is perfect for another crochet temptation — a Queen Anne’s lace scarf.
As I sorted though the various and varied yarns in an attempt to put like with like, I realized that there are lessons to be learned from using what is in front of you, and I would like to learn those lessons.
I am particularly curious to find out if I can take these colors, not all of which are in my usual palette, and make items that still have whatever quality it is that makes my work identifiably mine.
I got a start on it today.
After I had made breakfast for my son, walked him to the bus stop, followed along as he once again went over the elements of the constellation Orion with me, I came back to the house, got my own breakfast, and then set to work on the stash bag I started yesterday with the vintage Lime dazzle aire from Caron®.
Once I had all of the pieces completed and ends woven in, I washed it, rolled it between dry towels, let it dry:
and then filled it with more of the vintage Caron® dazzle aire that was part of my purchase:
With the new stash bag completed and completely filled, I ran a few errands. The waiting in line at various stores gave me the opportunity to think about what I would do next, and what I decided was that I would take this yarn:
and use it to crochet the very popular “Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf”:
After I finished the first motif, I had a few false starts sorting out where I should make the slip stitches, but eventually, I got into the “crochet zone” and made substantive progress:
Tomorrow is a new day, and I expect that I just might be able to finish work on this scarf and move forward to the next crochet adventure in this stash down challenge, whatever it may be.
8 thoughts on “Stash down challenge 2011: Day 1”
Oooh! Love the scarf and the bag! Good job, so far…maybe if I just concentrate on getting my Christmas Knitting done, I’ll have at least worked through some of my stash…right?
The Queen Anne’s Lace scarf is a great choice for using up odd balls of yarn, it will be stunning in that red.
The scarf is fantastic, fabulous, amazing…oh my goodness…I LOVE it!
Love the bag and the scarf! =)
Wondering now if I’ve done tis pattern wrong as I am not certain mine looks like yours…. will run down to where all of my finished pieces are and compare them…. perhaps its just that mine look more flimsy due to a different yarn choice!!! LOVE the newest stash bag….
You’ve gotten super quick with the stash bags! Looks great!
LOVE that scarf!
I love the scarf! That is a lot of stash to work through!
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