Moving can be such a therapeutic process. It can reveal so many parts of ourselves that we've let hid in the back of closets or in boxes that have been collecting dust. It's in the moving that these pieces emerge and one has to then reconcile with them. Should I hold on or let go of what I've found? I learned a lot about how my tastes and interests have changed. What I loved a year ago I just kind of like now and apparently I won't ever need to buy another PEN for the rest of my natural life.
While in this process I also (not suprsingly) came across so many different stashes of yarn. A full brown bag here, a plastic bag there, a huge Tupperware bin right smack dab in the middle of it all. I don't think J even realized I had so much yarn (and yet I've seen the mother load… if he only knew.)
What I loved about finding my yarn was that I was being re-introduced to so much of it. I sat there in the middle of my emptying apartment surround by new skeins, half skeins and full-of-knot skeins. What on earth would I do with it all. Some was set aside for a stash sale (coming one of these days…) and the other were marked for some larger projects. But most were smaller skeins just with no knit home. The wheels started to turn on what numerous knits I could make with such finds! Enter Tiennie's Evangeline. The Queen of Mulitiple Knits had the answer. I carefully packed all my yarns to bring to the new apartment. I emailed few of my girlfriends asking them what their favorite color was because it's quite possible I had it in the stash.
Pattern: Evangeline, Ravelry Link
Yarn: Everything from Malabrigo, Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Worsted, Cascade 220, You Name it.
Needles: Size 7 circs
Two pairs down. 3 to go, and one for myself. It's all about the knit therapy.