Sunday, February 18, 2007

Does Handspun Count as Stash?

Originally uploaded by kbshee.
You may have noticed an uptick in the 'balls from stash' count on the right hand column. That's because I made an executive decision that handspun that has been hanging around (literally) on hangers in closets that is now wove into balls and prepared to be part of a new project is offficially stash, and can be counted in the tally.

I have almost 540 grams of handspun in the colors shown on the left (four colors, plus one more on the wheel right now). The plan is to do a linen stitch rectangular shawl knit 'long way', cast on 265 stitches. I'll alternate every row and leave a long tail for fringe. It may only take about 20 or so rows (we'll see, I forgot to measure the gauge swatch for that, oops).

I also started a pair of STR socks in a beautiful mediumweight colorway called 'Terra Firma" and also "Tempting" in Cotton-ease. Not surprisingly, none of these projects are anywhere near photography-ready.


Carol said...

Of course handspun counts! Should be double since you made it yourself;) Love the way I spend your money? Looking forward to your knits!

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Anonymous said...

I don't think hanspun counts as stash; handspun is Art -- especially when it's so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Handspun never counts as stash. Handspun is love in a twist and so much more precious.