Ninety-nine balls of yarn,
You take one down,
Pass it around,
Ninety-eight balls of yarn on the wall...
I'm on a roll with my 100 ball destash project: I counted and organised the stash, identified yarn to donate, researched Canadian charities accepting acrylic yarn donations and even made some definite (and other more sketchy) plans for the yarn I'm planning to keep!
And here's what I made out of one lonely ball of leftover Noro Silverthaw: the Inca Snowflake hat from Susan B. Anderson's itty-bitty hats and sweet Korknisse buddies (or kork-ee's as Julian calls them ;0) until the yarn ran out. No really, all that with 1 ball of yarn! Cool, eh? Plus they're all just sooo cute! I love how the hat turned out. I sure hope I have a daughter some day...thye're just so fun to knit for ;0)
So that's 1 ball down, 99 to go!
As for the acrylic! Thanks for all of the suggestions for places to donate. I found a great list of Canadian knitting charities here and selected the Bob Rumball Foundation for the Deaf as the one for me. The little write-up about it totally won me over. Plus they'll accept anything knitting or crochet related for their Yarnie's Group including needles, pattern books, heck even your unfinished or abandoned projects! They have five 'frogging queens' who:
"enthusiastically frog anything we put before them; the sense of satisfaction they feel by contributing the recycled yarn is heart warming to say the least. This is an immense boost to their self worth and esteem since with their diminished abilities (ages 89 to 97) they are no longer able to actually make an item themselves."
So if any of you are looking to de-UFO guilt-free I thought I'd pass along the info ;0)