the never ending queue

Really. That's what I have. I also have a large stash. Too large. So what's a knitter to do? Get organized and get knitting that what! I have at least 9 projects (and the yarn) right now that I could cast on for. If I knit these 9 projects I'll destash over 3,300 yards! Wow!!!

Here are a few projects that I can share.

photo by Orlane  

This pattern is called the Textured Shawl by Orlane . I'm going to use up some Louisa Harding Mulberry that has been sitting in the basement for 2 years. It's a beautiful silver pure silk yarn and I have, get this, 816 yards of this stuff! I'm a little shocked that I've left it for so long but I was honestly a bit afraid of it.

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There is this pattern called Deirdre by Linden Down, that I also like. I have a great skein of Malabrigo Sock in blues and browns that would work up great in this pattern. I have a bit of a crush on Malabrigo and shawls apparently. I keep thinking shawls are for little old ladies, and yet they are so fun to knit and I love the way they look tucked into a coat or tied around my neck. Besides, there are so many amazing sock yarns out there to knit with!

© Linden Heflin

How about this great cardi by Drops in Rowan Felted Tweed. I have 4 skeins in a chocolate that have been sitting in the basement for far too long that would work great with this pattern. I have never knit a Drops pattern. They have lots of great designs, all are free and lots of people have said good thing about their yarn (something else I'd like to try).

© Drops Design

© knitonthenet 

And then there is this great scarf by Sasha Kagan. I really like the simple lace pattern and the texture of the stockinette and garter stitch triangles. It's a very wide scarf that would certainly be a warm addition to my wardrobe. I was thinking of using up a cream acrylic blend that I have. I have maybe 3 skeins of of over 400 yards each.

The best thing about these patterns is that they're free and the yarn is already in my stash (or basement) which is such a bonus. Now if only I could knit all day...


  1. Oh, I really like that shawl by Orlane! Hum... might have to add that to my list too! And I also have some stash yarn that would be perfect! Thanks for the idea :)

  2. you're welcome! I am ever the enabler!


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