It’s no surprise, especially after the photographic proof in my last post, that I have numerous one-off skeins. Many are from when I first started cultivating my stash. Let’s be honest, though – I’ve accumulated single skeins of yarn throughout my knitting lifespan.
I mean, how can you really resist – that one perfectly beautiful skein that seems to beckon you across a festival booth. You have no idea what you could possible make with it, you’re trying not to buy the entire booth full of yarn, so you tell yourself it’ll be okay to buy just one skein. Then you hoard that skein. Sure, I can call my stash a yarn collection and these single skeins are the gems of the collection. Or I could be honest – most projects I want to knit call for more than one skein of any given yarn.
I have embraced the multi-color shawls and I keep trying to mix and match my varied skeins. However, I can only seem to be so creative. So when I heard on the Just One More Row Podcast that they planned to have a year-long single skein project knit along, I was in. Every month of 2017, knit a project that uses all or most of a single skein of yarn that is at least 50 grams. Done.
Then I went back to the planning. Yes – all of my pre-planning to stay on top of gift knitting for the year. A few months, I was able to overlap my gift knitting and single-skein projects. Now, I’ve finished my May single skein project and feeling really great about the progress I’ve made thus far:
There was a March project, as well – but as I said, I’ve been able to line up some of these single skein projects with gift knitting. So I will have to keep some secrets! 😉