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Make — #reverb10 day 6

December 6 – Make.

What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?

(Author: Gretchen Rubin)

I made a new stash house for my yarn.

I've been avidly collecting yarn for about six years now, after a long knitting hiatus. It's been in bags and plastic bins, mostly, and in a pretty basket given to me by the lovely people of First Parish Church in Freeport when I finished my interim ministry with them. 

Dresser 001 But the rearrangement of our lives left what was once my Daddy's large dresser without a user, and since LP really needed a bigger chest of drawers, we swapped one for the other, and I now have beautiful yarn storage in my bedroom. 

On top is a long ago attempt at a stole for Advent, made from yarn that stretched to a size far too long for this short preacher.

Which brings me to the last knitting project I completed, if memory serves. I made a stole for my advisee who was recently ordained, using a Noro sock yarn in a delicious array of dark purples, black and green. I believe it will not stretch to a ridiculous length. I hope I'm right. The pattern was a K3, P3, K3 just like the prayer shawls (as was the pattern for the stole on the dresser…). 

I have a several projects in progress: two pairs of socks, a shawlette and a sweater sadly laid aside last year when I couldn't manage sufficient knitting time due to rheumatoid arthritis complications, but it's a good thing, because I only knitted the body in the round from the waistband up and stopped before the armpits and LP is taller now, so when I do start again, it will be okay.  

Really, it will.

7 thoughts on “Make — #reverb10 day 6”

  1. this is in your bedroom, no? It’s so pretty and light…I love it! Yay for you and for your yarn.
    Yes, it will be okay.

  2. My stash is still in plastic bins and bags. Someday . . . .I have a vision of yarn shelves in the spare bedroom . . . I love the stole as the dresser scarf.

  3. What a great storage for your yarn, and the fact that it was your Daddy’s makes it even more special. :c)

  4. Very nice. I just gave away a whole bin-bag of wool/yarn to a friend who knits for charity. I’m left with enough for some covers (I crochet squares and sew them up) and I still have a pair of socks on the pins. Must get on with it.

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