Told you I couldn't stop at one. Some are faster than others but they all made me slow down some. I think that happens whenever you knit a scarf sideways, though. And, I think it's nicer in a way to knit them longways on a lot of stitches rather than back and forth on fewer stitches. The constant turning from row to row is a nuisance, too.
I kept rummaging in the fancy yarns for yarns I thought would make good ruffles. I tried a chunky yarn and some mohair/acrylic blends. For the past two days, I've been working on the teal/purple which is a mohair that knits like very fine lace weight. It ends up more substantial when knitted up but it's hard to make the increases on big needles and spider web yarn. I love the springiness of the ruffles - and so soft. I think almost any yarn would work for this effect.
While I was in a marathon sort of mood, I also made a couple of pairs of baby slippers. They look huge but are only for the little non-walking babies. Like booties. The yellow ones are from the original Debbie Bliss pattern but I made the gray ones first. I didn't want to do the hard work of making that nifty sole side in the yellow so just made a reverse stocking stitch instead. I also miscounted when doing the tops and came out with a different cuff.
I wasn't going to put ears or face on them at all but thought well, gray could be a cat. Hah! It turned into a
So, there's the stash report. It's definitely going down. I can see the difference when I open the chest(s) now. One of the most fun parts of this challenge is searching for patterns that will work with my motley bunch of yarns - many just one or two skeins. What new patterns can I find this week? There are so many kind designers who put their patterns up for free. I am very grateful to them all.