6.23.2011

The Tale of Two Skeins



As a fellow knitter.. you know how it goes. We buy yarn with the best of intentions. Beautiful expensive skeins. But sometimes they are so beautiful we are afraid to use them for fear that they will be wasted on an unworthy project. 

And yes...I'm using the word "we" here when maybe I should be saying "I". I guess I'm hoping that I'm not alone in this.

Frankly, this happens to me more than I care to admit. 
And that is what happened with these two skeins below. 
Remember this? And this?

They were lying in the deep recesses of the stash. One skein dates all the way back to a 2007 purchase!



But guess what? Although I was envisioning each of these gorgeous skeins for their own separate equally gorgeous projects.. I realized as of late that they look awfully good paired together.

So that's what I did! I was able to incorporate both skeins into a design for my upcoming design collection.



And I can't tell you how good that feels to lift these two beauties from the dark, lonely depths of my yarn bins.

19 comments:

Silvia M. said...

Yes, we all do that. :)

Vanilla said...

Hi Alana,

I used to do this but stopped the minute I realized I could always unravel and knit something else with again... :)

rugosarosefarm said...

You are not alone. It is definately a "we" ;)

Pretty Knitty said...

Yay for new creations! And, yes, we have all done that... ;-)

Genevieve aka "Paws" said...

Oh yeah, I've done it too. All. The. Time.

barb said...

Beautiful Alana! I have the same problem, but with yarn and fabric! Can't wait to see the collection when it comes out!
- Barbara

Cathy said...

More evidence as to why yarn stash is so important. It just sometimes takes a while for a particular yarn to shine!

Jessica said...

Definitely a "we" :0)
jpeled on ravelry

Julie said...

Totally not alone and they look gorgeous together!

sbmillefeuilles said...

I cannot wait to see your new creations. Speaking of which how is the pregnancy going? ;-)

tkaitka said...

:)

kamoul said...

Don't worry - you are not alone.

Kathryn said...

Your not alone, I do the same thing with fabric. I wait for the worthy project to present itself and sometimes it takes years!

Sara said...

Yep! Doing it! I have this skein that I thought would be perfect for something. It has been sitting there waiting for 4 years. Gorgeous sneak peak!

Julie said...

oh, I hear that. I've got a gorgeous skein of handmaiden seasilk that I'm actually afraid to use.

Nuttygal said...

Don't worry it is "WE" not "I"

Anne said...

Hi Alana,

Congratulations on your new patterns, I have purchased all your head band patterns for my little girl! I love your podcast and your fun and sophisticated patterns! Pace yourself and never never give yourself a hard time - life is filled with small moments that should not be filled with regrets! You are amazing!

Diane said...

Oh yes, because when it is used up we don't have it any more and what if the PERFECT knit comes along?

Irene said...

Yes, you can say "we". I do that too. Those colors are beautiful!