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The Plot Thickens

Sometimes Mondays

. . . look like a giveaway!

“No matter how wonderful things used to be, we cannot live in the past. The joy and excitement we feel here and now are more important.”  
                                                                 --- Marie Kondo

I am going through my yarn stash, which is probably not as extensive as many people's yarn stashes, but certainly includes more yarn than I can ever knit up, even if I live a good, long time.  I have some really lovely yarn . . . that I will likely never use.  Nice yarns, pretty yarns . . . that just never seem to be quite what I'm looking for when I want to knit something.

It's time for me to let them go -- out into the knitting world where they may "spark joy" for someone else.

Each month (or maybe more often, we'll have to see), I'm going to offer something from my stash here on a Sometimes Monday. If it "sparks joy" for you (or for someone you know), just let me know in the comments section at some point during the week.  On the following Friday, I'll package it off and ship it to you.  (If more than one commenter wants the yarn, I'll have Tom draw names from a hat.)

Let's begin!


First up, I am offering a Reykjavik mitten kit from Carol Sunday.  (That's a Ravelry link there, if you're not a Ravelry user, you can see the kit here, on Carol's website.)  The kit I have is in the charcoal colorway.

This is a beautiful mitten knit with lovely yarn.  I've had it in my stash for . . . a good, long time.  And every January I take it out and consider it.  And then I put it back and say, "Not this year."  (Clearly, this project is not going to happen in any year.)  

It's just not sparking joy for me.  But I'm hoping it may spark joy for one of you!  Because this yarn is too lovely to just sit there in my stash.  

So.  If this kit (or even just the yarn) sparks joy for you, just let me know sometime this week in the comments.  I'll be happy to send it off to you.

Have a great week.  And stay warm!




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I'm SO, SO tempted, but I think it end up sitting in my stash, too. Besides, I like gloves. Someone else will LOVE it! What a great kit!


I too am so, so tempted! But, I am with Margene in thinking that this will just sit in my stash too! I think this will be a lovely treat for someone though!

Happy Monday!!

kim in oregon

It is beautiful and my first comment was me me me but honestly I would mess it up with my poor colorwork skills. But of course, I think I have to steal this idea for my blog as well.


Well since I live in Alberta, where it is often a cold winter day, that mitten kit sparks a great deal of joy for me!! Hope you are doing well this winter as the days creep toward more light. I am anxious for more sun as we have had lots of cloud lately.

Barb B in Bc

Oh that is a gorgeous mitten! It would bring me so much joy - joy in the knitting and joy in the wearing. I have been destashing my quilting material in the same manner of joy giving or no longer the same amount of joy. Those items that are still pretty or useful but not longer are joyful for me are off to various homes and charities. Need to get lighter.

Thank you for the chance to add joy to my knitting this winter.


I know for certain that would sit in my stash too. Gorgeous yarn for some lucky knitter!


Oh Boy! Those are gorgeous! BUT, I don't believe my skills are up to those (sadly). Glad to see a couple people commented that the kit would bring them joy.

Great idea you have Kym - nice way to whittle down the stash.


I enjoy knitting and wearing mittens! I knit the Fiddlehead mittens, a few years ago.
This kit is beautiful, but I am just going to admire. I have a sweater that I need to begin.


I should be doing the same thing that you are doing. So, I began salivating about that gorgeous yarn/getting my typing fingers warmed up/then realizing that reality must take precedence. Hope some knitter gets the joy of the yarn—mine will be seeing it to a good home!


Someone is going to LOVE that.

I think what you are doing is a great idea. I think I'M going to do that too as I come across yarns in my stash that do not spark joy. Thanks for the incentive.


What a wonderful idea -- and so generous of you! I love the mittens, but alas, my skills aren't up to the task. I'm sure someone will love them and think of you when they wear them.


I too have been purging my craft supplies, and donating to the hospice thrift store with the hope that someone finds " a treasure" at the thrift store and supports our local hospice house.

It feels wonderful to clear things out !!

Spring cleaning in January - got to love it

kathy  b

That is a beautiful mitten kit. WOW. Too much thinking for my poor brain this winter. Or maybe it is just what Id need"? Nope, let someone else love it! Thanks for the offer though


That's a gorgeous kit! I made a similar pair for Dale as well as a pair for me several years ago. It was fun but I'm not sure I'd want to do it again!


oh, Kym, it's a gorgeous pattern ... and like ALL the other commenters I'm not wanting to actually knit it. (sorry!)


What a lovely generous way to de-stash. I’m sure the lucky recipient will be overjoyed. I need to do something with mine as well.


I’m new to the color work game but I love this mitten and would be happy to be in the draw. Thanks!


Gorgeous and tempting as many have said, but I have SABLE already and should do something similar to what you are doing. (This from the lady crocheting the SweetPea CAL with Attic 24 which involved buying more yarn, sigh.)


I love your idea! I also have yarn that doesn't spark joy for me anymore. This would be one way to handle it. We have a knitters group that meets every Saturday in our library. Maybe they would want some of it. My only fear is that I will regret giving it away. I need to come to terms with that first!

I'd love to know if you feel lighter after you have given your yarn away.


What a great idea! The mittens are not for me, but you can count on me showing up here every Monday (and Tuesdays through Fridays, too).

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