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Wee Liesl Beret

Wee  Liesl beret

The leftovers from the tiny cardigan became this cute matching beret. The pattern is Wee Liesl Beret by Ysolda Teague and the yarn Pickles pure alpaca, a wonderful combination. I think this is my favourite colour at the moment it’s perfect, the more I look at it the better it is.  I have a hope that the beret and cardigan will fit some future child at the same time, I love matching hand knit baby outfits. 

This project used up every last bit of the yarn, I think I only had half a meter left, with is perfect.

Wee  Liesl beret

I really don’t like leftovers from my project, what are you supposed to do with them? It feels completely wrong to throw them away, but not doing so have given me a stash the size of a small mountain consisting of started balls of yarn, with not enough left to make something substantial of it.

So what do you do with your half used skeins?

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How is it possible to have this much yarn and still never have yarn. I do occasionally use this yarn for small projects as mitts and cuffs but the incoming from other bigger projects in the form of leftovers are much larger. We have a dresser it the hallway that contains our (or most of my) sweaters, some other stuff like shopping bags and my yarn. The problem is that the leftover yarn occupy 3 drawers, sweater overflowing 1 and stuff 1, the sweaters need at least 2, but yarn that is unlikely to be used but might be is occupying the space and if I want to buy yarn for a new next project there is nowhere to put it. I think the ideal situation would be 2 yarn drawers (1 for planned projects and 1 for leftovers) 2 for sweaters, 1 for stuff, but how do I get there in I good way?

How do you manage you stash and what does it consist of?

Wee Liesl

As you might have noticed the updates have been scarce but I still have been making a few things between a very busy school and sleeping. So now that school has calmed down a bit I will try to give you a parade of new made things and hopefully some inspiration for christmas. In usual order I started making gifts in july, which might make you think that I’m done by now but I’m not even half way, the tricky ones are left.

Wee Liesl

First up is this tiny little lace cardigan with wooden buttons. The pattern is wee Liesl from Wee Ones by Ysolda  I used pickles pure alpaca in Bordaux on needles 3.25mm. I didn’t make a gauge swash and used my favorite addi lace needles instead of the recommended size so the result is rather 3 months than the 9 months or so I expected but since the baby is still to be born It doesn’t matter. It is a really cute in dark red with dark brown buttons and the yarn has exactly the right amount of fluff. I’m secretly thinking of making one for me too in the same colour scheme.