Sunday, September 25, 2011

Beanie for Husband

Here is the beanie I made for my husband. I have made many beanies for other people and I thought it was about time I made one for him.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stash Busting: 4 ply Wool

This post has been a long time in the making! At least 18 months and at least 14 balls of wool.
When we lived on the coast, there was a small craft store in the local town that sold all sorts of craft supplies and wool. When the owner had 1 or a few balls of wool left over from a dye lot she would sell them at a discount. Being a lover of wool, especially 4ply, I had collected quite a few of these odd balls. There was never enough wool to make a large garment, usually only enough to make a hat or other small accessory. In my stash I also had a few 4ply balls of wool that my mum had from when my brothers and I were little and a few cheep ones I had picked up from spotlight.
I decided that I needed to stash bust and use up all these odd balls of wool before I could get stuck into some bigger knitting projects. We have a small house with limited storage and I am always trying to be conscious of using what I have. I do not want my craft stash to get out of control as it currently already takes up 1 room.
What you are seeing here is some of the completed projects from my 4ply stash busting. I now hope to tackle some larger knitted garments, maybe even a few for me. Happy knitting!