...I have begun on my stash reduction. I made a resolution, last year, to knit from my stash, but I only knit from it after adding to it. Spurred on, however, by the success of my Juliet from stash yarn I am giving it another go this year.
First I finished a pair of socks that have been lingering. They're Jaywalkers in Old Rose Cherry Tree Hill yarn. The yarn pooled oddly on the second sock even though the tension seemed the same.
Then I started on a Chevron Scarffrom Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I'm making it in Claudia's Hand Painted Yarn, in Boot Camp and Desert Dusk. I really like how it's looking so far.
I have added a row of small gold beads to the set up rows, but they don't show up here, alas.
We had to take our Christmas tree down today. It's much earlier than I would have liked - we normally wait until 12th night. However, it was shedding like mad, crispy (despite being watered) and nearly a third bald. That's what we get for eschewing the major gardening chains and supporting a local business. Back to Peter Barratt's next year.
J and one of the guys who works for him wrapped it in a dust sheet and took it down to the recycling compound. We can't be the only people who bought from this seller this year. J said there were quite a few trees down there already.
Fortunately, we still have some lovely Christmas flowers, gifts from colleagues at school: