Stash aka Collection and Creativity Shared

At our February meeting, after announcements, Sue spent a few minutes talking about how to pick up stitches and why you have less along the edge due to the fact that stitches are wider than they are tall.  You gotta love her illustration!

Then, we delved into the topic of stash.  First, stash was defined.  This evening, the group was studying stash of the leftovers.  You know, the little balls of yarn that take up space on your shelves that are the leftovers of the grand project you just finished.  Remnant stash.  What do you do with them?  How do you figure out how much ‘scrap’ you have?  How do you know the weight of the little balls of yarn from years, ago?  Such questions such as these were answered and many, many members came forward to share what they had created from their remnant stash.

“Sue created her own ‘fade’ with different types of mohair that she had, and also made different cowls that matched any outfit.”

“Holly brought garments that she had made that used her leftovers for accents in the pieces.  The ultimate stash buster was her amazing worsted weight coat that she wore in the latest vogue knitting live fashion show in New York!”

Here are photos that will remind us of the good time we had as well as to remind us to re-consider those annoying leftovers as opportunities for creativity.

What do all of these projects have in common?  They were ALL created from remnant stash!

NOTE:  “Adrienne said that next month’s auction is going to be fantastic…tons of nice donated yarn!”

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Holly knits with grit and believes a happy life is a well balanced one.
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