New-to-me Inspiration

Flashback to November and our annual stash exchange! It was filled with friends, yarn and food. A perfect way to start the holiday season!!

Host goes first!

Host goes first!

That's a lot of roving!!

That’s a lot of roving!!

The best part of the stash exchange is that yarn which was lingering one person’s stash becomes exciting new-to-me yarn for someone else. This year, we had an exceptional number of stash exchange projects started immediately after getting yarn at the party and finished before the end of the year!

First, Marissa made this bulky scarf from Jessica’s handspun. It didn’t knit up as quickly as you might think because it had a brief life as a Thorpe hat before it re-emerged as this improvised scarf:

mhenry: Bulky Scarf

mhenry: Bulky Scarf

Sarah went to town, making a hat and matching mitts from yarn from me and then a boucle tam from yarn from Janice. Also all improvised!!

firesarah: Skull Hat

firesarah: Skull Hat

firesarah: Skull Mitts

firesarah: Skull Mitts

firesarah: Boucle Tam

firesarah: Boucle Tam

Jessica improvised a cowl using the stitch pattern from Cookie A’s Red Herring Socks from yarn from Elizabeth and Nan:

starryknit: Herringbone Cowl

starryknit: Herringbone Cowl

Kelly made Prolix mitts by Laura Nelkin:

muddskipper: Prolix Mitts

muddskipper: Prolix Mitts

I crocheted (!!) an ups and downs hat to donate to Larkin Street Center via the Hats for Homeless Youths using yarn from Sarah:

teekay: Ups and Downs hat

teekay: Ups and Downs hat

And finally, last but hardly least, Janice combined the crocheted and knit Sexy Turkey hat patterns by Angela Catirina to make this amazing sexy flightless turkey hat from a huge combo of yarn!

This turkey can't fly but boy can she run!!

This turkey can’t fly but boy can she run!!

You just never know what stash exchange yarn will become!!

Posted by Tracey who is always happy to reduce the stash.

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