Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Stash Enhancement 101

I was given 2 skeins of this Trendsetter Yarns Voila in neon at Midnite Madness last Friday, and thought I'd better take a picture and add it to my enviable Ravelry stash page. That prompted me to dig around in the mess that is my work table & root out the yarn that has been laying around, un-photographed & un-uploaded, but not unloved.

There's the skein of Knit Picks Palette in 'Edamame' that I received as a gift from a KP staffer who likes my blog; it came in a kit to make a Christmas pickle, along with a pattern from Nina Isaacson and a jar of real pickles! In case you were wondering, it's a Christmas ornament, a tradition of dubious origins. Me, I just want to be able to say that I knit a pickle!

Then there are the 2 'flats' of Coinjoined Creations Flat Feet sockyarn that I got in a 2-for-1 sale at my friend Morgaine's Carolina Homespun booth at the California Wool & Fiber Festival last fall. I'm thinking his-and-hers socks for me and Cole. Guess which one is for me?

And there's the 2 skeins of Crystal Palace Chenille that I found at Yarns on First in Napa, CA last September when I was down visiting with my friend Brooke. I ran out of this yarn and needed more to complete my Pink Pimple hat; how serendipitous to find some! That's what spending time with your friends will do, bring good things into your life, that's what!

Finally, how about stash-stalking on Ravelry for a pleasant way to spend an evening? I highly recommend it! I picked up these 2 skeins of Knit Picks Essential Solid (now called Stroll) in 'African Violet' that way, for only $6 --including shipping!-- from Xandermommy's stash. Now they are in MY stash! I purchased this yarn specifically to participate in the SolidSock Group March/April Mystery Sock KAL, using this pattern (a FREE Ravelry download!) by verybusymonkey. I'm even using the same color as the designer, but not intentionally; They're in my notebook under Mystery to Me. Wanna see 'em? I knit the 1st cuff last night:

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1 comment:

  1. That's some great stuff you got there! I have some of the Conjoined Flat Feet yarn and can't wait to use it.


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