I am stash busting! By only 1 skein, but hey it's a start.
Some of you know I have been wanting to knit the Stitch 'n Bitch Nation Cabled Newsboy Cap for some time now. For the longest time I really didn't know what yarn I wanted to use. Well over the weekend, while I was working on my Knitty Thermal, I realized I had a skein of yarn in my stash that matched the Thermal color perfectly. Awesome!
This skein of Patons Classic Wool has been in my stash for probably three years now. It's leftover from a year I knitted Christmas gifts for the family. The pattern calls for 200 yards of worsted yarn, and even though I have used some of the yarn from this skein, I should have plently because 1 skein is 223 yards.
Yesterday my friend Lisa came over and I showed her the pattern. Now she is going to make it too. She is a beginner knitter and I thought this hat was the perfect pattern to teach her how to do cables and picking up stitches.
I started the hat this morning at work and made a lot more progress that I thought I would. I have started to shape the top of the hat with decreases. I imagine I will have this done in no time. Very easily a quick weekend project!