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3/2 Rainbow Cotton Stash Buster Towels

So as the quarantine stretches on and I have time to finish schoolwork in the early morning hours, I’ve been dedicating some serious extra time planning projects, thinking of ways to get my yarn stash to a manageable level (chances are that may take a couple of years in reality), and sitting at the loom with audiobooks chatting away.  There is a pretty handy yarn tree that I use to see what colors, fibers, and fiber weights I have to work with but, I also have my great grandmother’s hope chest filled with natural coned yarn.  Eventually, the goal is to get the hope chest emptied so I can use it to store something else.  Preferably something that needs to be stored that I don’t want to look at.  So, back to the yarn tree.  I needed to make room.  Which ones could I get rid of quickly?  The 3/2 cotton!!!  
I wanted something bright and cheery so why not a rainbow palette?  With the color order laid out, I gave it a go!  

As with all weaving projects, ends must be counted first.  T…

Knitting!

So while taking classes, it can be very difficult to find the time for sitting down at the loom for a few hours to get a project well under way.  I absolutely must have some type of creative time and knitting is my next in line ‘go to’.  It’s portable, usually light weight, and I don’t need to buy anything.  It’s all right here, accumulated over years of splurge purchases.  Here’s a look at what’s been created!
This first little pink loopy small triangular shawl is from Martina Behm.  It’s called Miss Winkle apparently a reference to The Big Bang Theory and she has a great little blurb about it on her website that you can see by clicking here.  I used Miss Bab’s Yummy 2-Ply in Deep Sea Jellyfish because I wanted to stand on line for over an hour at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival.  No really, that’s a real thing I wanted to do...and I did it!  You can find her gorgeous color ways online by clicking here

Then there is always crochet!  One of the girls I work with spends most o…