Yarn Along: Destash

by Josée

Recently, I promised my husband that I would knit from my yarn stash. This came about after I asked him to help me move my yarn into plastic totes. I should have considered the ramifications of revealing my stash. The whole experience was like going to confession without getting absolution. My husband is quite encouraging of my knitting hobby but he couldn’t quite understand why I was buying more yarn when I had bins of it already. I tried to explain, but I couldn’t deny that my stash was getting a bit large.

So instead of picking up yarn for my next projects, I picked out projects to use up yarn in my stash. First I made a Seamless Kimono for the baby and now I’ve started on a Top-down Baby Yoke Jacket with some Cascade 220 off-white wool. It’s a fun project and I really like the way the cabled yoke turned out.

While I knit away I’m waiting anxiously for baby to come. I’ve been getting plenty of contractions but nothing that sticks around long enough to get me into active labour. I’ve gone over my due date with my last two little ones so I’m hardly surprised to find myself four days over already. I was secretly hoping for a February baby but that’s looking more and more unlikely as the day goes by.

Everything is prepared for the home birth and I’ve been reading Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. I also watched Business of Being Born again and just found out that there’s a sequel called More Business of Being Born. How exciting!

See what other’s are knitting over on Ginny’s Yarn Along.

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Alisa February 29, 2012 - 10:27 pm

oh….I had my last little one at home…she just turned one on the 27th! Such a good book your reading and the Business of being born is so eye opening! God bless you and your new little one and I hope your delivery is fast and easy!!

Honeybunny's Mom February 29, 2012 - 10:32 pm

I participated in a stash knit down last year. I did so well I've been binging since the end of December. My latest being a Leap Year sale this morning! Hopefully, you'll fair better than I have. Trusting all will go well with your home birth. My two kiddos were born at home, too!

Chelsea Rae March 1, 2012 - 12:57 am

So close!! She will be here any day now, can't stay in forever!

You've been knitting up a storm, that jacket looks beautiful. One day if I ever finish Mary's tea leaves sweater I bet she would love one.


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