First the good news - I busted 650 grammes of stash during April, getting it down to under 9.5 kilos. The total weight surprised me, given that I spent so much time on the dreaded pink aran cardigan. I managed to finish off another project that had been hanging around for a while - a cot blanket to use up lots of oddments of blue yarn.
There must be 5 or 6 different types of dk in there, including some Aldi magic yarn, and the overall effect is quite pretty, I think.
I also used yet more 4 ply (single stranded this time) to knit up this textured cardigan. The pattern was a free one on the Australian Spinners website. It was a very easy pattern to follow; all I did differently was to pick up stitches to knit the front band, rather than knitting it separately and sewing it on. I find it easier that way.
Operation Orphan, which is one of the charities we support.
OK, so that was the good news. The other news is that I succumbed to the enticement of 25% off Stylecraft and James Brett yarns in Deramores sale. I probably wouldn't have, except that I also had a small win on the Premium Bonds, and the coincidence of the two was too hard to resist. I splurged, and before I knew it I had ordered 4 kilos of yarn in dk and aran. So is this bad news? Yes, on the basis that I am trying to reduce my stash and I now have more yarn in total than I had at the start of the year. But emphatically no, because now I have lots of yarn in beautiful colours, and in plys that I shall use!