Destash and yarnlove

Teaser #DestashDesTricopines

Hi! How lovely that you are still hanging around here! 

Some may have seen that Bintou @NappyknitterJulie @Julieknitsinparis and I organised a destash event at La Récyclerie in Paris last Sunday. We were 7 tricopines who dragged some kilos of yarns over, and luckily for us, knitters came to get yarney goodies and spend some hours knitting in good company. 

I love every single skein in my stash, so sorting out something to sell was not.easy. But sometimes you have to come to the evidence that you will probably not knit that skein and it will be better off with someone else. Anyway, here is my heap.

Prepare for the destash

I find it rather funny that you can see my colour scheme. 

Picture from @nappyknitter IG account. Getting ready…

La Récyclerie is situated on the northern limit of Paris, close to le Puces de Clignancourt.  It’s an urban farm (they have hens!) promoting recycling and sustainability. They have an atelier where you can come with anything broken and learn how to repair it, spaces to grow vegetables, it is a huge café where you can have bruch or cake with family and friends, and several separate spaces where you can organise an event, like our destash or a conference or a concert. All in a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely be back there. 

Picture from my IG account @achkaknitting

In addition to the destash, both Bintou and Julie held free knittingcourses, which were quite a success.

Picture from @labienaimee IG account

But who says destash says restash. Of course I could not resist after destashing a huge volume of yarn, and among them, the beautiful blue-green worsted weight I got from Bart and Francis found a new home – I do hope the knitter who bought it will show me the finished result !

Mon restash du #DestashDesTricopines (Madelinetosh Twist DK, Cephalopod yarns Skinny Bugga, SweetGeorgia Merinosilk lace, Walkcollection Luxe fingering and Plucky Knitter Feet)

We will organise other destash and tricothés, so if you missed out this first edition, don’t be too sad. Follow us on instagram to get the info : @nappyknitter @Julieknitsinparis @achkaknitting  

Dotted rays on the go by @knitternatter 

In the meantime, get that knitting going (there are several kals going on right now that I am attending. Check them out on instagram and ravelry : #ttlmysteryshawl2016 #dottedrayskal  and #leKALquidestash.  More about that next time.)

#dottedrayskal #ttlmysterykal2016 #leKALquidestash

I wish you a wonderful weekend !  Happy knitting ! 



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3 Responses to Destash and yarnlove

  1. Nappy knitter says:

    Yeah I really love the restash part and maybe we should organise swap more offen !! 😉

  2. mudarissa says:

    What an absolutely fabulous idea:) Like you say it’s hard to part with the yarn that has become a regular part of your stash but how nice to think it’ll be appreciated and used by a fellow knitter. I’ll have to be on the lookout for one near me in the future.

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