I recently picked up an old WIP. (That's what re-organising your stash does!) The Ten stitch blanket is so addictive. Suddenly you run out of yarn, because you've just been sitting there knitting and knittig without noticing how far you've come.
I am swatching for the Dahlia Shawl in Interweave Crochet Spring 2011, but I am having trouble finding just the right yarn. From top to bottom: Färgkraft 1-ply wool, Drops Alpaca and Lodband Einband. I find they are all too dense, compared to the little photo in the pattern. I want a nice drape, so alpaca would probably be perfect. But it's quite difficult and slippery to work with. The other two wool yarns are just a bit too "stiff", although I assume they will soften with use.
And why don't I just go and buy the yarn stated in the pattern? Well, I thought I should perhaps use some of the endless amounts of stash I already have.