Destashing Dead Weight

Posted on 31, August 2008 by


If there is one thing we do not need in life, it is hanging onto dead weight. My resolution for the rest of the year is to destash a few things. For my yarn, it would be 100 skeins — at least 5 kilograms or 5 kilometers! If I am successful, maybe 10 kilograms can be dropped? So far, here are the skeins that are now gone:
QTY(10) skeins of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in #56 – a bright rich red
QTY(2) skeins of Cacade Ecological Wool in #8025 – a black/charcoal
QTY(2) skeins of Cacade Ecological Wool in #8087 – a milk chocolate brown
QTY(4) balls of Bristol Gallery King George in ivory, brown, and apricot
QTY(2) skeins of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in sage
QTY(1) skein of Classic Elite Montera in Spring/Leaf (?) green
Granted, I did add a few items to my stash, but I am going to ignore that for now. 😉
Opening the boxpaddingA very cool card
To counter the destash portion of this post, I have a fabulous package from my SP that is deserving of high praise — especially with this late public thank you! Her package arrived when Rich and I were busy with the family matters, and then the project at my work did not help either. Each item brought a huge smile that cheered me up. Who says that treats are bad for the soul?
A Pretty Tin with PrettiespaddingDark chocolate covered cherriespaddingMore chocolates!paddingWonderful English Toffee!
The first set of goodies are pretty stitchmarkers. I cannot wait to see them sparkle against my projects! The second set of goodies were the edible kind. I use the word “were” because they were immediately scarfed down due to stress, and chocolate lessens stress. 😉

A gorgeous sauce bowlpaddingA close up of the bowl's informationpaddingHoneysuckle soappaddingAmazing Brooks Farm Yarns Four-play
The coolest item I have received yet — a sauce bowl with a ball of yarn in its design. I looked up the website, Jennie the Potter, and love all the items there! The next item is this wonderful sweet-smelling honeysuckle soap. Breathing in the scent takes me back to my parents’ home to Virginia Beach when the honeysuckle covered our backyard fence. My SP Spoiler saved the best for last — 2 skeins of Brooks Farm Yarns Four-Play. Try as I might, I could not capture how the colors seem to flow as if I were in the ocean. I am looking forward to making something special for myself with this yarn! Big ginormous humongous bunny thank yous go to my Secret Pal!! LUVLUVLUV everything!
The awesome package from my SP12 Spoiler

It is time again! Here is the next edition of Secret Pal 12 Blog questions:
I’m sure most of us have a proudest moment when it comes to knitting. A
project or technique that you’ve tackled and completed beautifully. What is
your proudest knitting moment??

Every time I see the look of appreciation in whatever I do, I feel a sense of pride. Right now it seems mostly concentrated in the current cabled pullover for Eric.
Eric's 'The Ultimate Gift' cabled pullover
And on the flip side? What is the one thing that you can’t get right? What
is that one project that you’ve never been able to complete? Or that you
did complete but then hid away instantly because it was too embarrassing?

Hmm… I guess there are two items in particular. The first was the Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket because I had no idea I was knitting into the back of the stitch when I first learned how to knit. The second are about all the baby/toddler kimonos I have made except for one. I did not have any idea of gauge at the time. Now I understand! =:8