Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stash Enhancing

I've done a bit of stash enhancing lately. I don't really have much of a yarn stash. I've outgrown one rubbermaid tote, which really isn't much at all. I do think I'm going to have to quit buying yarn until I can get some more of it knitted up though. I really am more comfortable staying within the one rubbermaid tote. :p I figured I would share some of the yummy new yarn that has recently come into my life.
First, we have Dream in Color Classy in the Good Luck Jade colorway. I'm planning to make a sweater for myself, but am not 100% sure on the pattern. I'm thinking this, #257.
Next, we have Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Iris Garden. This yarn was a surprised from The Loopy Ewe when I became a groupie. I love it! Iris' are one of my favorite flowers, and purple is my favorite color!

I scored this from someone on Ravelry hoping to destash it. I had a bit of help from Becca, because I never find cool destashes on my own. I absolutely adore this yarn, and can't wait to knit it up. It's a Wee Skein Sock Kit by Knitterly Things. The 4 colors are Oh Lollipop, Verbina, Muddy Waters and Sweet Summer Sky. Yumm-o.

Next, I'll show you something I think is a little fun. I don't have a particular plan for it, but I couldn't resist. It's a Sock Turtle Kit! She also sells Sock Monkey kits, I think there is a giraffe kit, lots of fun stuff. Check it out!One last thing, lest you think I don't actually knit with the yarn that I buy. Although, I do feel quite happy with my knitting progress as of late. ;-)

Another pair of Mitered Mittens in Noro Silk Garden. I wish they were a bit more matchy-matchy, but I didn't have enough yarn. I used nearly a full two skeins for the mitts! I think next time I'll shorten the cuff. I had lengthened it when I made Katie's mitts, which works well for kids (no snow in there coat sleeves) but not so much for me. In all honesty, I'm not really going to be trampsing around in the snow enough to actually get snow in my coat sleeves, eh? ;-) I do love them though. Mikayla is already asking me for a pair for her. Our winter is nearly over here in KY, so I'll shoot for next winter for her.

I finished a baby sweater a couple of days ago and have already cast on for another. There are lots of people having babies these days! As soon as the finished sweater is blocked, I'll share it. :-)

1 comment:

Faith said...

Hey -- I keep almost buying DIC Classy as well! I've had my mouse hovering over the Black Parade on more than one occasion...

I intend to knit mine (when I finally purchase it) into the Garter Stitch Cardigan, because I don't have enough garter stitch in my life. :)