Spring Cleaning, Part 1: The Stash

Spring Cleaning, Part 1: The Stash

Hi friends — happy second day of spring for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere!

I’ve mentioned in passing here a few times that I’m trying to get my knitting life a bit more organized.  In the spirit of spring cleaning, here’s the first post in what I imagine will be a multi-part series thining about how we handle stash, longstanding unfinished objects, and finished knits we don’t use.

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#mostworn: Part One

#mostworn: Part One

Back in November, my lovely friend Kate of Rosalind Craft Supplies had an idea.  A really good idea.  Let’s document, reflect on, and celebrate the knits we wear the most.  I’ll let her tell you more about it:

… the vast majority of knits we see on Instagram and Ravelry are new creations, fresh off the needles. What do those lovely knits look like after they’ve been worn for a while? Did the garter stitch section droop? Did that merino yarn pill? Did that dye fade? More so, I thought it was about time we cherished clothes that are looking a little worn in. With all this in mind, I’m introducing: the #mostworn blogalong.It’s a simple concept. I’m going to write about the knitwear I’ve worn the most in the past couple of years in three categories (torso, neck and feet) and take photos of their current appearance. Then I’m going to nominate two friends to do the same. And hopefully they’ll do the same. And their friends will do the same. And so on and so forth. We’ll fill the blogosphere with photos of well-worn, well-loved handknits.

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Rose Lane Farm

Rose Lane Farm

Hi friends!  How’s your weekend going?  We’ve been spending loads of time out on the back deck, relaxing and crafting … a perfect Labor Day weekend, if you ask me!

And it’s been even more perfect than usual because we had a very exciting start to the weekend.  Remember Thursday when I mentioned I had an upcoming adventure that I was really excited to share?  Well, here it is!   On Friday afternoon, my mom and I hopped in her little Fiat and tootled out to gorgeous Rose Lane Farm in Rocky Mount, Virginia.

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Rose Hill Farm in Rocky Mount, Virginia

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Saturday in South Bay

Saturday in South Bay

Saturday, Mr. N and I decided to put our newly bought car (!) to good use and head out for some exploring of this vast place that is Los Angeles.

Just as we we were packed up and ready to go for a day out by the beach (sunscreen: check; Hermione Socks: check), Mr. N inquired: “don’t you want to check if any of your knitting shops are around where we’re going?”  And I’ll tell you, readers, I felt pretty dang lucky. Not only does Mr. N go along without complaint to yarn shops and stay as long as I’d like, he actively seeks out opportunities for me to buy yarn!

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