blog readers, i feel myself teetering on the edge of a seriously epic knitting jag. things are poised to go just a bit mad at any moment. you may want to strap in for this one...
of late i've been proudly highlighting the rash of long-term projects that have finally reached completion or been resumed after lengthy hiatuses: gloves and shawls. each has been a triumphant mental check mark off my list of yarny shit i really needed to wrap up; each has been accompanied by some fist pumping or similarly spontaneous expressions of joy. and while this knitting version of the touchdown dance has been gratifying, said celebratory behaviors may have served to eclipse a slightly less exciting knitting reality.
damn do i have me some scrap yarn.
allow me to give you the profile: on the far left we have a full rainbow of colors left over from dashin' around, ranging from nine to twenty grams per color. most of these hues are not ones i particularly care for and all of them are occupying valuable shelf space.
next along is a big ol' ball of berroco vintage--nearly 75% of a ball--remaining from the sparkle sock of last xmas. as a pure white acrylic it can't be overdyed with kool aid and i have no use for it.
the mini-skein is a relic for my earliest kool aid dyeing days; i simply poured straight flavors into mugs, nuked them, and called it done (hence that orange-green monstrosity). like so many early experiments, these serve no purpose.
on the far right are yet more remnants of kool aid projects. there's an algae green i have no memory of, a huge amount of the "derpy" colorway, a tiny ball of blues and greens that was surely an attempt at blending, and a slip of some green that may have come from an earlier amigurumi.
what a collection, eh? when jumbled into their proper shelf drawer i was able to obliquely ignore them, but now that they've been dumped into the light of day i have little choice but to confront my growing scrap problem. and how has history demonstrated i deal with excess scrap yarn?
baby hats. lots of them. and it appears that the madness has already begun--color combinations keep tumbling through my mind and i may or may not have already cast one on...