i might have bought more yarn.
|the yarn that defies color accuracy|
but wait! i can explain! sure, i may be keen on destashing and i may even be partaking in a 'summer of stashdown' effort, but that is totally different from this! this yarn doesn't count.
this yarn is xmas project yarn. waaay back i revealed that my mom wanted a decorative bed runner for her gift, which i intended to crochet in an open stitch. the yarn would need to be bulky so as to be done in time for xmas 2014, and also be purple to match the room's color scheme.
this is that yarn. eight balls of knit picks brava bulky in eggplant—an artifact from when the yarn was still being made in turkey and felt softer than other acrylics—have found their way to my stash for the job.
seeing as how this project needs to reach the seven-foot mark before it can be finished, there was no time to waste once it got here; i broke out the k hook immediately and began the foundation row of the picot trellis stitch pattern. it's satisfyingly simple to do, and the lacy look should compliment my mom's aesthetic.
|this yarn is purple, really, not blue.|
of course, there's loads to do before december rolls around, but i'm taking comfort in these few inches. it's still progress, no matter how many billion scallops need knocked out prior to december 25. i can do this!
and just think of how much stash i'll be able to deduct from my spreadsheet when it's done. not that this yarn counts.