Friday, March 31, 2006

Stash Flash!!!


Today is Flash your Stash Day, and I'm obliging... I have to say that although this is a lot of yarn, it's actually not as much as I thought I had, and I'm happy to say that MOST of it is already destined for a project. I'll try to mention that project when I get to each bit o'stash...


This is the "wow, I can make a lot of tweedy sweaters" stash. Here we have Jo Sharp DK Tweed, many balls in both dusky green and brown/red. I have enough of each for an aran sweater, but I'm now planning to use the green for a secret gift project. I think the brown might be destined for Demi from Rowan Vintage Knits. I also have Jo Sharp Aran Tweed, 4 balls in red. Not sure what for, but I love the color and this yarn. There is also a sweater's worth of Tahki Donegal Tweed, dark indigo, and blue Rowanspun Aran (Rogue sweater).


This is the miscellaneous novelty yarn stash. Not much there really, but I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, aside from the fuzzy white stuff, which is going to be a scarf, eventually.


Bit of a mix here. There is some Lorna's Laces Shepard Worsted for Dave's sweater. There is also the handdyed merino for clapotis, and some autumn colored handdyed wool from Ebay. Also, many many skeins of recycled silk (great deal, I'm thinking scarves to sell, we'll see). The dark purple brick with the flag novelty yarn is for a felted purse like one my mother made awhile back. The big white skein is llama that I bought out on the Olympic Peninsula this fall, and it's SO soft. The photo is Cracklin' Rosie, the llama that kindly provided said yarn...


Ah, I told you I loved me some Manos. This is the Manos stash. I've never met a skein of Manos I didn't covet, and as you can see I've given into the urge on many occasions. The light pinkish and dark pinkish skeins are (2 each) for so-called scarves, and the red is for the Purl scarf. Otherwise, I'm open to ideas. I might just roll around in the Manos. There are also two skeins of Noro Kureyon, which was destined to be armwarmers for my mother, until she said something about wanting ones to wear to work and I thought this bright yarn might not be appropriate. The lovely teal skein on the left is from Steadfast Fibers - it reminded me of Manos and so I bought it, and I really like it but I'm not sure what to do with it. And yes, I do realize there is some almost identical teal Manos in the stash, but that came later and will be something else.


Sock stash
We all know that sock yarn isn't really part of the stash, and probably shouldn't even be shown, but it would feel neglected if it wasn't photographed with the rest of the fiber, and we wouldn't want that. There are two skeins Trekking XXL, a skein of Sockotta, two skeins Regia (one pair), and the crowning glory, three skeins of Socks that Rock. The astute will spy four skeins of Koigu, but those are for a scarf, not socks, although they weaseled their way into this photo...


This is the Knitpicks stash. Lots of Wool of the Andes, with projects undetermined, but probably hats. There is also ivory Andean silk, for a scarf for me, and a skein of navy blue Decadence, probably for a hat.


Ah, the Rowan stash. I love Rowan, but even I can admit that I might have gone a bit overboard with the Polar when it was being discontinued. It was on a great sale on Ebay, and I have a plan in mind for a fair bit of it, from Loop-di-Loop. I'm also envisioning a red and white striped scarf for next Christmas...As for the dark green Rowanspun 4-ply, I think that might be the only thing in the stash I'm not keen on. It's thinner than I was expecting, although I do love the color. The pink Calmer is from Elspeth, so it has a project, although since I'm probably going to rip Elspeth out, it might be on the browsing market. All of this yarn came from Cucumberpatch via Ebay. I tell you, that woman is a yarn pusher great seller, with phenomenal prices, fast shipping, and vast selection. I need to stay away...

The truly random pile. This is the stash that I'm not sure what to do with; I really like a lot of it, and bought skeins here and there that I liked, but I think in many instances I'm not going to have enough of them to do anything...We have a lovely skein of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande, a giant skein of undyed thick and thin wool (long scarf), one skein ivory Svale (leftover from a tank I made last summer), three skeins of E. Lavold angora (red), and bunch of E. Lavold Silky Wool (teal and dusty green). There is also Karabella Aurora 8, for my Ruffles scarf (in progress). The red Douceur et Soie goes with some red Manos for the Purl scarf, and the Noro Cash Iroha (teal and purple) is left over from Christmas gifts this year. There is also a leftover skein of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. Lastly, there are some random skeins of Berroco Soft Twist (green), Koigu (pink/purple, for a gift), and Inca Print. And a giant skein of Plymouth Outback Wool (no idea). Lastly, there is lovely Blue Sky Alpaca Silk, for a lacy scarf for me.

Looking at the stash, I don't see a lot of appropriate Project Spectrum yarn for April (yellow and orange)...hum...I also didn't bother taking or posting more photos of the yarn I bought at the Wooly Monkey closing sale, since I posted it last weekend.

7 comments:

cpurl17 said...

That's a pretty nice stash you've got going there. I bought some Polar on sale too--but no where near what you got!! I do love knitting with it tho'

Anonymous said...

Is that really all of it?

JessaLu said...

Nice!!

ginger said...

Nice stash, thanks for the flash. I got sucked in by the Wooly Monkey sale, too.

Bertha said...

Whoa! That autumn colored handdyed wool from eBay is gorgeous! I am also so jealous of your koigu and Socks that rock! I have to get my hands on some of that stuff!

ec said...

I think my sister threw the incense into the drawer on a whim and it worked quite well, heh.
Ohh... the Manos is gorgeous...

^_^

Cynthia said...

Thanks for flashing. I like your stash and it is good to know it is all going to a good project. Thanks for visiting me too. Just wanted to say I buy plastic bins when they are on sale; that way I can always see it! You should show your stash girl, it is some fine looking yarn!