With the Edinburgh yarn festival now two weeks away it was time to make some hard decisions. I had to take a look at my stash and make some sacrifices to make space for lots of lovely new yarn/
I spent some time last week deciding on what I could part with and re-discovering some lovely yarns that are just waiting to be used. I have a really bad habit of “saving” yarns for something special. When in reality everything we knit is something special.
Finally I came up with some yarn to be donated to our local charity shop – not as much as I had hoped. The next issue was to use up some of the lovelies – I reviewed my ravelry queue and listed a number of shawls I want to knit. I then needed to identify the best choices for social knitting.
It looks like the Edinburgh festival will be very social and too much lace work is not a good idea so I decided on Drachenfels http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drachenfels and On the Spice Market http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/on-the-spice-market. Both these shawls have lots of garter stitch and use multiple colours – great for using up small quantities of really nice yarn.
This lovely rose bouquet was the inspiration for my spice market shawl which will probably be more of a fruit market colour palette. All the shawls are now set up and ready to go – roll on Edinburgh.