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november writing challenge | day 13 | too much


“What do you have too much of?”

Yarn is the most obvious answer: my mum and I have accumulated quite a collection over the years.  We’ve bought yarn, with the intention of making specific projects, then said yarn has never been made into intended projects and remains in the cupboard.  Hence, the stash increased.  For the last few years we’ve barely added to it, and are gradually using it up. I’d have liked for this top I’m (half) wearing to be finished by now, but alas, Lily was not quick enough!  It’s to be this from Stefanie Japel’s Fitted Knits, but with extra shaping and shorter to make it more ‘me’.  I don’t tend to dedicate much time to finishing personal projects these days (just a few minutes here and there when I fancy it) so who knows how long this will take.  I’m slightly addicted to polonecks atm and I’ll have a purple sparkly chunky one to add to my collection now!  Standard stuff, everybody needs a purple sparkly handknit poloneck. 🙂  Perfect use for all that purple sparkly yarn tucked away, so maybe we don’t actually have too much.  Almost everything I’ve made this year has been with yarn plucked from our shelves.  I’ve become used to living in a house with crafty bits and pieces everywhere; it’s normal for me to have all that kind of thing to hand whenever I fancy making something!  Maybe one day we’ll have exhausted our supply, but we’re good to keep plucking from the stash for little projects for now.


A half-finished-still-on-the-needles top might seem kinda weird to non-crafty types, I do apologise!  Tell me what do you have too much of!

lily kate x
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  • Reply
    14th November 2014 at 12:56 am

    I have too many books! I already have a full shelf of books at home. I started university about a month and a half ago and I’ve bought 12 books since then.

    I used to have too much yarn, just little single skeins that I kept saying I’d use and never did. But this summer I crocheted it all into a rug, so that’s gone now!

    • Reply
      lily kate
      14th November 2014 at 9:14 am

      You can never have too many books!
      I keep meaning to make something like that to use everything up, if only I had the time. I bet it looks stunning!

  • Reply
    Alice Young
    14th November 2014 at 3:38 am

    I actually think that you should keep it like that, it looks amazing as a cropped jumper piece!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • Reply
      lily kate
      14th November 2014 at 9:15 am

      Thank you! I am planning on making it cropped, just a little more decent than it currently is!

  • Reply
    14th November 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Yay, KnitPro needles! I actually bought a set recently and I am knitting my first project with it–a shawl, and it’s much more convinient than it is with straight needles! Cant’ wait to start some garnment now!
    As far as too much is concerned, I reckon my love for tea might be a bit invasive. I would need to count, but my collection might go far 50 sorts! The thing is I’m not that picky, the only thing I dislike is rooibos (but tbh it’s actually delicious as marinade!). Also I suscribed to a monthly box so I get lots of new tea every month! Even though I drink 4-5 cups per day I can’t manage to kill my “stash” (and the same goes for yarn of course, I have so many leftover skeins I could make a gradation rainbow blanket).

    Good luck with your top, it’s looking great so far!

    • Reply
      lily kate
      15th November 2014 at 4:02 pm

      KnitPro needles are the best! I never use straight needles any more.
      Tea is a pretty good collection to have! I barely drink anything other than standard english tea with milk, but I’d love to try more varieties.
      Thank you so much for commenting, as always!

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