Stash Expansion

Knit Picks had a Cyber Monday sale.  I broke my yarn diet rules and bought more.  I’m justifying it because there are some things I wanted that were discontinued and/or on sale.  Four skeins of lace-weight, and eleven(!) skeins of sock yarn, and two circular needles.

Sock:

I bought another 2 skeins of Imagination in Wild West (see this post for pictures–the dyelots look pretty close).  I also bought two skeins of the discontinued Munchkin colorway:

Based on the Knit Picks photo, I was not expecting these eye-searing colors.  Ouch.  I’m not sure whether dyeing over them with dilute grape Kool-Aid is the answer: It’ll tone down that red and green, but I’m a little concerned about creating some strange muddy color because of all that yellow.  Clown barf it shall remain, then.

I bought yet another skein of Stroll Handpainted in Tiger (also discontinued).  I have Skew in mind for one, and a second pair of Aquaphobia for the other.  This new one seems to have a lot more brown in it than the first.

I could not get a good picture, for some reason.  I bought some Felici (their self-striping yarn) in two different colors, Rainbow and Chochineal.  Guess which is which.

On the less-crazy side, I bought 2 skeins of plain Stroll Sport. Color: Jackrabbit Heather.

These will become socks for my dad. I think this was the only yarn I bought that wasn’t on sale.

Lace:

Two skeins of Shadow (100% merino) in Foxtrot Heather, and two skeins of Shimmer (70% baby alpaca, 30% silk) in Sherry.  I have no idea what the Shadow wants to be just yet, but I think the Shimmer is becoming a scarf-sized Clapotis.

Shadow--Foxtrot Heather

Shimmer--Sherry

A close-up.

The Shimmer, with the alpaca content, is going to work up into a nice, lightweight, warm scarf.  I can’t wait!

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2 Responses to Stash Expansion

  1. Kirsten says:

    Hey, I didn’t know you knit. I have several friends who are gifted knitters. I took a knitting class when my son was little. I think I (poorly) made maybe 3 scarves before deciding that I liked the idea of knitting more than actually doing it. It involves too much math and concentration.

  2. babygreens says:

    I especially love your yarn-buying blog posts. Gorgeous wool. It will never go off, or be grown out of, and in my view is a good buy.

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