So yesterday I got the urge to make a scarf for The Red Scarf Project. I'm sitting at my desk at work doing a mental inventory of my stash, and thinking maybe I will have to (gasp) buy yarn. I can't think of a solid red, oh, wait, maybe I have some deep red Plymouth Encore left over from an abortive afghan attempt. I can use that. Okay, I won't go buy yarn.
So after last night's entry, I cracked the seal on the Cask of Encore, where failed projects go to die in obscurity. And I found I had not just the deep wine-y red I remembered, but a perfect cheery brighter and still gender-neutral red. I totally forgot I had it. Shop the stash first is my new mantra. I cast on 31 stitches of red Encore on size 8 needles and I've got about 3 inches of mistake rib scarf done so far. The deadline to mail in is January 28, so it looks like that's my project for the week. I like working with Encore, it's easy on the hands and nicely spring-y. It'll go quickly.
And from now on I vow to always shop the stash first, because obviously I don't even remember what I have!