I love the start of a new project, so welcome to 52 skeins. Last year in an effort to streamline life, I embraced the Capsule Wardrobe concept. The idea is to discard the clothes you wear but struggle with and pick a small amount of clothes you love to wear. It was easy to get rid of ill-fitting and cheap clothes but after I discarded most of my wardrobe, I ended up not being able to find the pieces of clothing I wanted to fill my closet. The other day I realized that if I could just commit to knitting one skein of yarn a week, I could revolutionize my sad little wardrobe. Knitting and sewing take time and money, but if the end product fits well and is a classic staple it will be worth the time.
Last weekend, I knew that I was going to have a ton of time sitting around and needed a knitting project. I have had this Hedgehog Fibres Potluck DK Merino yarn sitting around, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to knit. I made the Hello Swatch and while I loved how the yarn looks with yarn overs, I didn’t have time on Friday night to pick a new knitting pattern, so I decided to go with the classic Hitchhiker Scarf by Martina Behm.
The Hitchhiker Scarf has been around for seven years, but I didn’t make one until last Christmas. In April, I made my second one which I kept for myself. The Hitchhiker Scarf is one of those easy to memorize patterns, which makes it perfect for knitting when I am around other humans who may distract me. It is just a garter stitch and I find that I can stop at any point and don’t have to think when I restart. In June, I was working on the Pebble Beach Shawl shown below and I made a few mistakes early on because I was easily distracted.
I love starting projects and most of them I do finish, but a blog has never really worked out for me because it didn’t have a real goal or a purpose, but I can’t wait to see what using 52 skeins of yarn in one year is going to look like!!!!!!!!
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