We've been thinking about moving house this year, and we're likely to end up in a smaller place than we have now ...which means I need to reduce my yarn stash.
So I've been planning my next makes around what I need to use up.
First, I've been using left-over cotton dk yarn for a baby toy. I made a brightly coloured Bliss baby blanket for our friends' first son a couple of years ago. This Snuggly Bunny is a great use for the remainders. The shape is a bit weird before the head is stuffed, but my first was so cute once I'd completed it. I've done all but the eyes and nose since taking a photo earlier this evening:
Second, I thought I'd do another BSJ (my third) to use up some Fab dk which has been hanging around for a while. It will look very different to my earlier one which were a bit more stripy, but I think it should still work. The yarn's soft enough, and it's washable so I hope it'll be practical for the new parents.
Which gets me on to a couple of yarns I've been waiting for the "right" project to use...
I've got some Debbie Bliss Paloma in a deep (but not dark) purple, some Zitron Trekking sock yarn in another purple mix, and some Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend dk in a lovely green/blue/silver mix which I picked up at Woolfest last year.
I'm looking for something for myself from these, but not sure what yet. They're all yarns I don't want to fritter away or waste, but I do want to use them so I need to get my thinking cap on!