Besides stashing yarn, I'm also very, very happy about my tendency to hoard hand lotions. My family have always made fun of me for it, or more honestly, been irritated with me over it, but they aren't complaining now! With all this hand washing, we're going through some hand lotion!
But back to knitting and yarn....
What can we knit with all that stashed yarn? Assuming the majority of your stash is like mine and made up of mostly fingering weight, single skeins rather than sweater quantities of gorgeous hand dyed yarns.... What can a knitter knit? Other than the 10-stitch and mitered square blankets that instantly come to mind when planning a stash busting project, that is. And free, since so many of us are out of work due to the nasty "C" word....
|Yarn End Mittens by Kathy Lewinski|
How about a pair or two of Yarn End Mittens? They'd definitely be a great way to use up some small scraps of leftover yarn.
|The Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn|
Looking to use up a full skein? How about knitting The Age of Brass and Steam? As written, the pattern is for a kerchief but it could easily be made larger by knitting more pattern repeats.
|Smitten by Emily Ivey|
Or, perhaps you'd like to get ahead on the holidays. This mitten garland would be adorable hanging just about anywhere in your house and you could even tuck little gifts or candies into them. Individually, they'd make great tree ornaments and/or gift toppers. The pattern is Smitten by Emily Ivey.
I hope you are all surviving this COVID-19 ordeal and will join me over at Carole's for today's Three on Thursday link up.
Stay well, stay sane, and knit on!