As you could guess, we're madly getting ready for our Taos Wool Festival visitors in a few weeks. This is THE most fun time of our year...it's like cleaning the house and preparing for a big party and then waiting for the guests to come....and hope they have a great time. So far, so good.
We're doing something new this fall...we're taking lots of great yarns and mixing them up in different color ways and textures and putting them into big bags called Magical Madness kits. We've managed around 35 bags and the first day we put a few of them out, two were snatched up within the first hour. We've taken the guess work out of putting things together for that perfect creative project. Kits range in cost according to what's in them...yardage varies from bag to bag...from approximately 1200 yds to 1700 yds, enough for a shawl, sweater, or throw...or or or...use alone or add your own yarns. The yarns in the kits (all top quality, including things like Dune and Rockstar) are all sale priced from -25% to -40%, so these are a real deal.
So here's what happened while we were doing these that surprised us all...we fell in love with the kits and wanted to buy them ourselves! Even though we've been around these yarns, we had never seen them put together with the others in this way, and it blew our minds what we'd been around and hadn't seen (like hiding in plain sight). And here's where I'm going with all of this...Monte made a suggestion that I think was just outstanding...that we should go home and make kits from our own stashes. Yay! First opportunity I have, I'll be upstairs tearing up the stash and making kits. That way, the next time I have the urge to knit something sort of free form and fun, I can just pick up a bag and go, instead of agonizing over what to do next. Isn't that cool? Would love to hear if any of you do anything like this or have suggestions for what you do to use up gobs of fun stash...---Martie