Friday, January 31, 2014

Stash-Busting jacket

I have an insane amount of yarn, so I’m trying to use it up. I knitted a lot of gifts this past year, but I also knit this jacket for me.

image by camytang
image, a photo by camytang on Flickr.

It’s a bit big for me, but it’s super warm (it’s two types of acrylic yarn held together). It also attracts dog hair like a vacuum. I was saving it to wear to church or whenever I go out, but I realized I don’t go out that often, usually just to church on weekends and the grocery store once a week. Most of the time I’m home writing.

So in order to actually enjoy the fruits of my labor, I started wearing it while I’m home rather than wearing a sweatshirt to keep me warm. I fully admit that the neighbors might scurry into their homes when they see me going out to check the mail, because I’m wearing sweatpants under my jacket. But what’s the use of going through the effort to knit it and then hardly wearing it?

Here’s to offending the Fashion Police, staying warm, and stash busting.


  1. I think it is beautiful Camy. Wish I knew how to do that. Very talented.

    1. Aw thanks! It's actually not as hard as it looks. If you use cool yarn, anything you make looks cool. :)

  2. I love it! Wear it all the time. I love the colors!

    1. LOL thanks! I've worn it for a week straight now!


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