Not terribly original, but one of my New Year's Resolutions for the year is to eliminate my yarn stash. After 25+ years of knitting, I have a few, ahem, "extras" taking up psychic room in my brain. The stash isn't yet a SABLE (Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy), but there are certainly enough plastic storage bins of wool in the barn to humble a shepherd . . .
Oh, but parting is such sweet, agonizing and vaguely creepy sorrow. I have visions for these colors, visions for this particular Shetland wool, I have a PLAN for that silk aran tweed, and of course those six skeins of fuchsia are meant to be a part of THIS sweater pattern! And on and on and on -- my knitting needles and crochet hooks were choking on the possibilities, some of which felt quite real. Kind of like Inception, but with yarn.
As crochet is such a yarn hog, I'm stitching up a crochet scrap afghan inspired by this blanket here. I am using the finer-gauge yarns in the stash on my knitting machine, so I've focused on the DK weight and heavier yarns for the center flowers. I had 10 skeins of a gorgeous (but of course discontinued) Jaeger wool for the background, and then added two skeins of Cascade in Chocolate Brown to complete the 49 hexagons.
Here's a little preview: