It’s funny how things comes together! I always say every project has a story. This one goes way back to a breast cancer project I was part of many years ago. Me and about 29 internet friends once knit about 300 scarves (all pink) for a breast cancer/month of October project. I, of course, got a wee bit carried away and was buying pink yarn left and right….my motto was think pink. I was actually buying all kinds of yarn — that went into the ‘stash’. What a concept.
Years later, Churchmouse Yarns & Teas came out with a pattern in their newsletter entitled Last-Minute Cowls. It was for knitters who needed to whip out a quick holiday gift. One of the yarns listed as possible matches for this project was Rowans Big Wool. I HAVE SOME OF THAT!! Pink, purchased a long time ago for a breast cancer scarf.
Away I went knitting up to the 11th hour right before Christmas. I actually had two of these gems on needles the pink one and a red one. The red one got done and the pink one never did. I put the project away and even worked on it a bit this holiday season. I had someone special in mind for it. It still didn’t make it to the finish line.
As the new year came and went, I looked at that project and thought ‘gee’ I could finish that today. I did, and here it is. Who would have thought yarn purchased ten years ago coupled with a pattern I got two years ago coming together for a finished project FINALLY. My stash is embarrassingly huge. When people see it, they can’t believe it. My husband Wes always says “It’s like money in the bank”! He’s really get’s me~