I joined a site that is stash busting and here is the link, you may be interested in doing the same.
The Destash Challenge
Last year I decided to knit every pattern in Knit One, Knit All
by Elizabeth Zimmerman using all stash yarns (see previous posts) and although Holiday gift knitting postponed that project, I am back on track.
Another use of my stash----A few weeks ago I just happened to stop at one of the local yarn shops, Sonoma Yarn
and a guest author was presenting a trunk show that afternoon..so happy about this show, but had to wait a while. So it was off to lunch at The Hacienda for my favorite fish taco..then back for the show.
The author is Sandra McIver and she is absolutely a genius..her book knit, swirl
is beautiful and the designs are lovely. The most amazing thing is that one size sweater fit perfectly on women of various sizes!! One young lady, who had to be a size 2, tried on a swirl and then another woman put the exact same swirl on (she was at least 6 inches taller and many sizes larger) and the sweater hung and draped perfectly on her also!!! It was just amazing. I don't think I would have believed how gorgeous the sweaters looked if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. Take a look at the designs. knit, swirl
After much swatching and combining yarns, I choose to use Melody by JOJOland (purchased at the Adventures in Knitting event in Provincetown Mass in 2010) and a silk and merino yarn from A Touch of Twist (purchased in Rhinebeck 2009) At this point I have about 5 welts done, mind you I cast on over 650 stitches!!!