I love it when things work out like this. Since I’m really determined to use what I have here, and not buy more yarn, this incident made me smile.
Laura Aylor, one of my favorite knitting designers, is having a special “Just for You” project. The info and how to get the pattern free until December 18 is available through the link. I signed up to get the pattern but I don’t have much Bulky weight yarn sitting around. In fact, I doubted that I had any. It isn’t something I stash. I’ve bought it a few times or specific projects. The pattern calls for 340 yards of Bulky weight yarn. I figured I would get the pattern while it was free and watch as others made it (It’s a Knit Along of sorts), and if I love the design (it’s a mystery of sorts too), then I would order the yarn.
In one of the extra bedrooms, the bed was piled pretty high with yarn. While cleaning and sorting, I came across one skein of of Dream in Color Groovy on the bed. The color is Lipstick Lava . . kind of a pinky/orangy/red. I wasn’t sure why I had even purchased the yarn. I stuck it aside and was going to toss it into a “What Was I Thinking?” tub. As I was going through yarn that was in grocery sacks, mostly all with the pattern that yard was intended for, I came across a bag with two more skeins of Lipstick Lava. I thought . . wait a minute . . isn’t this the same yarn I found in the bedroom?
Yep, three skeins! Laura’s pattern calls for 340 yards. I have 360 yards. That’s when you love your stash! It isn’t the color I would have chosen for me. I think I had intended to make something for Addie but I cannot figure out what it was, so I’ll use it for Laura’s project and that will be 3 skeins used!