So I enjoy the occasional subscription club (although to be perfectly fair I don’t always go in for the patterns and then stash builds up) so based on my stash size this year I would build my own Mystery Stash of the Month Club. Another Raveler gave me the base idea and I built from there.
I started by picking 12 pattern/stash combinations that I wanted to knit this year. Four of those were to be sweaters as I’m certainly trying to work down my sweater quantity stash and that would give me one per quarter. The other 8 could be anything. This was actually kind of easy as I have more frequently bought stash with patterns in mind OR single skeins for socks. So here are my piles of yarn (upper left are my 4 sweaters) and I decided since we were part way into January I’d just pick that one myself.
I numbered bags 2-12 with larger bags for 2, 5, 8 and 11 for my sweaters. And then I got my husband to play random number generator with an explanation about sweaters and the dual pair of semi-matching socks I’d like to finish prior to our anniversary. So now my Mystery Stash Buster looks like this:
So I personally don’t know what project is planned each month, but here’s my February to December Queue of Mystery for 2020 (with links to the patterns on Ravelry because of course!
- Iolanthe (Sweater – fingering weight)
- Spring in Her Path (Sweater – fingering weight)
- Riverway (sweater- lace weight)
- Catkin (2 color shawl)
- Kirkcaldy Scarf
- Delicate Brambles (keyhole scarf)
- Coffee Cantata (socks)
- Zigzagular Socks (anniversary duo pair)
- Hermiones Everyday Socks
- Pixel Stitch Socks
- Hinterland (Sport weight sweater)
For January I actually decided to tackle a former KAL I’d planned with my mother-in-law. WAY back in 2015 we visited a yarn mill and my husband bought us both two skeins of an alpaca-merino blend. My mother-in-law picked the Petra Lace Scarf as our project pattern and was very worried about learning to kitchener stitch. Well there has been quite a lot of life happening since then and she’s pretty much stopped knitting as a result. So I stopped waiting and knit mine up and its upstairs blocking (beauty photos later). I may reach out and knit hers up too since coincidentally this particular yarn will very much match her coat for this winter.
What a fun idea!