There are times when my stash just gets completely out of control. And while it's always great to have a stash - recently I've been trying to thin mine out.
When I started the little hat a couple of weeks ago, I needed 5 colors of in Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK. The hat is small, and as with any fair isle project, at the end I had a lot of yarn left! I hate to use just a few yards of a new ball of yarn, and throw it into my stash, to sit and wait for another project.
So, I decided make several smaller projects with my remnants. People always go crazy over baby bootie samples, so I did made a Bovva bootie, and then a Little Pump bootie for the shop (which still needs a button). And then I made the Vintage Racing Helmet which is just adorable! And then, because I loved how quickly that hat worked up, and wanted to make a little girl's hat, I made the Rosy Posy Hat. So sweet! The little flowers were so fun to make... no I-cord! Just a clever little cast on, bind off method that I will be using from now on. I did need to dig in my stash to find a remnant of a peach color for the flowers. Luckily I had some leftover from another sweater I'd made with this yarn.
And I'm not finished yet. I still have enough left to make another two-tone Bovva bootie, and I'm going to make a couple versions of the Little Striped Clog.I know I'll never use up every scrap of this yarn, but I'm going to try my hardest!