I have gotten some yarns recently that I haven’t been on top of getting in my Ravelry stash, so yesterday I was trying to get pics of some of these and catalog them. If you don’t already use Ravelry’s stash page to catalog your yarns it’s an AMAZING feature of the site. It really helps organize knitting projects by what you already have. And then if you’re like me you can quickly see that you don’t have exactly what you need for a certain project, so therefore you must buy more yarn. Ahem.
It’s also fun to organize your queue with specific yarns in mind, and it’s much easier to do a quick stash browse for a project knowing exactly how many yards you have left. When you start a new project and say “Use stash yarn” on the yarn choice, you can pull from the stash. If you are diligent and weigh the remaining yarn and put an accurate amount in the project page, Ravelry automatically subtracts from the total stash for that yarn and keeps track of what you have left. Cool, huh?
I have a lot of yarn. I’m not SABLE (Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy), but I don’t hesitate to
hoard collect sweater quantities of sale yarns, and I especially don’t hesitate to buy beautiful sock yarn when I feel I must have it, (which is often). My stash page definitely took a good amount of time to set up, but it was worth every moment of effort, and maintenance is pretty simple once you have it going.
Some recent yarns I’ve gathered: Plymouth Yarn Co Happy Feet DK in Lemon-Lime Sherbert for a Pinwheel Blanket.
Louisa Harding Aimee in the color Cupid for a 3/4 sleeve Gemini for me.
And some Louet Euroflax in Orchid, because it was a new color and I think it makes the best summer tops. I don’t have a specific one in mind, but I’m sure I’ll love making something with it next summer.
I’m already ready for fall knits. Am I crazy, or what? This SSKAL announcement has me all fired up to make a fall sweater. I’m thinking Coda. I also started a men’s sweater design out of Cascade Eco+, a nice thick Aran weight. Perfect for upcoming August weather. Ha! I reorganized my queue to get fall/winter things toward the top. Once I finish the Linum Tee, I think my summer knitting is over. With that finished, I will have completed 6 spring/summer tops for the season, and I’m ready to move on to the heavy hitters. The school I work at starts August 5th, so that’s probably feeding into my fall frenzy as well. Is anyone else ready for fall knits? What are you planning on knitting this year?