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A New Beginning With Some Old Friends

I have started a new blog here at WordPress with a single purpose…to document knitting through my stash. In an effort to be more frugal and organized, I’m endeavoring to use up a lot of my yarn this year. I’m encouraging you to knit along….and share what great stash buster patterns you love.

My first order of business was to see exactly what I have. I keep most of my yarn in my closet.  You can see it hasn’t been a very organized, accessible system. I had a lot of skeins in a LL Bean canvas bag, and some other things in their original bags. You might want to look through your fingers across your eyes…scary.

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My husband has been quite accommodating of my yarn issue.

 I sorted through and loosely organized according to whether it was wool, baby acrylic, or just odds and ends that are being added to a blanket.

After spreading everything out on my bed, and regrouping, my closet is back to working order. No more yarn explosion. Clear plastic containers are the best!

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I did find my next project…a little baby girl cardigan that I have knit a few times before and I LOVE! It’s called, “In Three’s” you can find it on Ravelry. I started this over a year ago, and plan on finishing it quickly. I believe the yarn is an acrylic worsted, something like Vanna from Joann’s? I’ll poke around and see if I can find the label.

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/in-threes-a-baby-cardigan

I highly recommend this pattern, it doesn’t have any glitches and is so quick and easy! Here is a pic of the “In Three’s Cardigan”  (from a few years back) I made for Lily. Adorable!

HPIM5145She can still wear it! It has little sleeve caps, and is perfect for playing in but also dresses up nicely.

I hope to be posting weekly with updates, which I might link to Ginny Sheller’s weekly Wednesday Yarn Along.

Knit fearlessly, Friends!

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