Stash confessions *
I love the idea of someday being a stashless knitter, but for now, I'm not. My favorite thing to stash is sock yarn and I have lovely friends who are wonderful enablers:
I don't know if it's a good idea to wind yarn that you're not going to use immediately, but it's the only way I know to get an idea of how the variegated colors will behave. I was pleasantly surprised when I finished winding the "Jade" Socks that Rock. I love this green and it might become something other than socks. I'll play with it first and then decide. I can't wait to swatch and it might accidentally lead to actual knitting.
Once again, I had to wind the red skein immediately. I received the yarn on the day I was going through old photo albums and memorabilia, so I photographed the yarn is sitting on top of the old black photo album (protected by a vintage handkerchief). Of course, I think the red should become socks. Cashmere belongs on one's feet, right? (It is unbelievably soft). And I might even have to copy the same socks that Nora knit with the beautiful reds.
In spite of shameful sock stashing, I try to have an idea what I'm going to knit (patternwise) for everything I stash. I give myself permission to change my mind often! But for the most part, nothing gets put away in the stash basket without an initial plan, an idea.
As I was composing this "stashful" blog entry yesterday, I cruised my usual knitblog reads and saw that my favorite stashless knitter, Staci of Very Pink, nominated me for a Rockin' Girl Blogger award.
I'm so honored! But I'm very embarrassed that I haven't yet mentioned the nomination I got from Liz of Athena Dreams! Thank you, Liz & Staci! In your honor, I'm going to listen to my favorite rockin' chick mix today.
* This post brought to you by the name "Stacey / Staci"