Maybe it is all of the fingering weight projects I knit for my trip to Shetland but I have been neglecting the heavier weight yarns in my stash. It was kind of kismet when I had some vacation time and had to pull some project together.
As I was rummaged through the stash I came across some heavier weight yarns and just like that I am one sleeve short of completing a kids sweater. I picked out some Aran weight yarn from Orangeflower that I have been wanting to try out and I love it. I also cast on a cowl and just like that 5 skeins of stash will make its way out of the stash bins. It feels so good ( I mean soooo good!!!). I am not knitting faster but the cubic space these larger weight yarns had taken up have freed up a teensy tiny bit of one of my stash bins, but I am really enjoying the instant gratification that comes with something that is Aran weight or heavier. I think I might need a month just to focus on knitting heavier weight handknits (This doesn’t;t really have any chance of becoming a reality because the Holidays are just around the corner).
I also managed to do some destashing at a weekend getaway recently and that felt really good as well. While I did pick up a few random special skeins of new yarns and I won 8 skeins of Woolfolk’s Luft, overall I think it was a reduction to my stash…
Oh wait I forgot about the box of yarn that cam for Marie Wallin’s club. Oppps!