I have knitted just under 50 projects using stash yarn. I was curious about the amount of yarn my needles had knit because the level in the chest didn't go down dramatically. A quick calculation says - and I don't know why the chest isn't empty! - I have knit 16.7 kilometers (just over ten miles) of yarn in stash projects alone. That seems like such a huge amount of yarn but there's so much still to be knit.
I have started the Midnight Rose pullover with the recycled and re-dyed wool. Maria has approved the color so then I could wind up the balls and cast on. That's about all I've managed, though. So, it will be my New Year's starter project. I always like to begin the New Year with something fresh on the needles. I'm not sure when I stared this tradition of mine but it's been a LOT of years.
And, remember that book of crocheted edgings? It was put to use as my daughter finished a Christmas gift for Gabby. She figured she was keeping another tradition alive by having a Christmas gift flying toward the finish line on Christmas Eve. Obviously, she learned well. A-a-anyway...the little blanket was looking kind of plain around the edges. So she leafed through and found an edging. I supplied a hook and off she went, round and round. I think it turned out beautifully, don't you? The side showing is the reverse but you get the idea. How did that foot get there?
One of the most satisfying results was actually having a sock pattern published. I had some sock yarn that needed to be useful. I was very happy with my Windwalker socks and decided to share their pattern. To my surprise, a number of knitters queued them up. And, surprise! two Ravelers have actually made them up. That is the most fun part: to see what other knitters do with your pattern. Check them out here if you're curious.
Thus ends the Pledge Project. I've had so much fun challenging myself to use (and reuse) my stash yarns. I've had an excuse to troll Ravelry for patterns. I've found some really great ones and I've been able to make up patterns that I've admired but couldn't use at the time. And I've donated more than twenty items to our seniors' craft corner.
However, I'm not quite ready to abandon the Pledge altogether. I want to be a little less restricted about buying yarn. It's been
Thanks for sharing my Pledge journey...to be continued.