Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Yarn Along

Although I cast on my Aestlight Shawl on Christmas day with new Christmas yarn, I'm really into the stash-busting spirit -- I've already dipped into one of my WIP baskets and finished the body of an organic cotton baby sweater for my friend's charity.


The Christmas yarn is Knit Picks Chroma in colorway Midwinter and I love the yarn, the colorway and the Aestlight pattern -- they're a great combination that I can't wait to wear all winter long.  Here's a close-up of the colorway:


I plunged into The Eighty-dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation, a Christmas gift from my mom, and I love it.  It's a true story about a horse that was rescued from the knackers at the very last minute; and although the title of the book seems like it's giving away the ending, I can already tell that this is one of those great books that you read for the rich story,  not the ending.  I'm only on the fifth chapter, but I'd already recommend it to anyone who loves and knows anything about horses.

For anyone who missed it, yesterday I kicked off the 2012 Stash-busting Challenge.  Thank you to those who signed up -- I can't wait to see what you'll make from your stashes!  For those who haven't signed up yet or want to find out more about the challenge, you can sign up and read more about it here.  I hope you'll join in!

(I'm using the challenge graphic and linking to the challenge each time I show something I've knitted from my stash.  I hope you will, too!)

Until next time,
Happy Knitting! 

16 comments:

  1. OOoh, what pretty Christmas yarn! I got some yarn just before Christmas that I have just started knitting with. Isn't it nice to knit with special yarns? :)

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  2. Beautiful yarn! I have some stash busting projects too for when I get more of a stash. I only started knitting last July so I don't have much yet.

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  3. Kelly, I love your knitting every week....I almost shot milk out through my nose when I saw you are having a stash busting challenge. I just started a Stash Bash challenge for this year too...great minds come up with like blog posts haha

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  4. i love your shawl, beautiful

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  5. Unfortunately, my stash and I are on different sides of the world at the moment--it's a long story involving a storage unit and an unexpected moving day--but if this challenge is going on all year, hopefully I'll be able to sign up at some point!
    JNCL
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

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  6. With pay cuts, price increases - yeah, I'm all about the stash bash too! Time to get more creative with all those scraps out there!
    Happy knitting!

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  7. Beautiful knitting Kelly and thanks for the Challenge. Hopefully doing the Challenge will help me in times of yarn weakness ;)!

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  8. I love that colorway! Very pretty shawl.

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  9. The colors of that shawl and the edging are beautiful.

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  10. Love your Christmas yarn! It's already knitting up beautifully. :)

    I started my first item from stash also to get started on the challenge.

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  11. Your yarn is beautiful.
    I would like to join in with the stash challenge as that is so much in line with my goals for the first part of the year.

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  12. I bought some Chroma with holiday money and I cannot wait for it to arrive. I am making a vest for my daughter from it. She picked the colorway - lollipop! I love your yarn. Such an aptly named yarn. Thanks for the book rec. I am going to check it out.

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  13. That is a beautiful colorway. I love how the colors work in that shawl. Beautiful.

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  14. i love shawls kelly and yours is just beautiful. i like the idea of stash busting, but i can't resist new wools. help!

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  15. Love the colors in the shawl!! Have fun stash busting, make room for more yarn :)

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