Monday, July 09, 2007

Stash Enhancement

I am so glad I didn't join any of those knit from your stash groups. I would have failed miserably. I went to my mailbox today hoping to find a hank of Sockittome by Cherry Tree Hill. I bought a hank from the guys at Threadbear. But instead I was excited to see a bundle from the UK I still have a few balls to come of the Matchmaker merino. It was on back order. But WOW that was fast. I ordered it last Tues. and here it is today, in just under a week. I ordered a little surprise for my sister from an online company here in the US a few days before I ordered this and she still hasn't received it :( Anyway back to the stash enhancement, I got some Twilleys Freedom Spirit in the Air colorway, it will become a hat and mittens for DD1. When she saw it, she asked "what are you going to make with this? I really like it" She was very happy to hear it is destined to become something for her. Jaeger Matchmaker in Thyme and Ice Green which is actually pale yellow, so it will probably end up in a baby garment. And Trekking in colors 82, and 161.
This weekend, I drove up to Greenwood, Pam, was opened for a few hours and I got this: Cascade Sierra, in pink and peach to make DD2 a tank that fits a little better than the toddler tank she has laid claim to. Louet Gems Opal in off White and Sage and Artyarms UltraMerino 4 in color 121. I am working on that solid yarn deficit I have. So see, I really "Needed" to do some stash enhancing, anyway, that is my story and I am sticking to it.

And there will be even more coming, because I was the lucky winner of a blog contest last week and won some Regia sock yarn, stitch markers, Canadian tattoos, which I am sure my kids will love, and maple syrup suckers. Go on over and take a look at Heddy's blog, it is fun.

Because I am severely afflicted with the SSS, I did not finish a pair, instead I cast on for another sock in the CTH Potluck Brights. Karen gifted to me a little while back, and it has been screaming to get out of the sock yarn bin. I do love Cherry Tree Hill yarn. Very springy, it feels a lot like Koigu, I think so anyway. And boy did this stuff pool. I cast on 3 different times and it was always the same, so I knit on after the third attempt. It is a good thing I don't mind the pooling. I know it drives some people nuts, but not me.
As I was talking with Karen on the phone last night, I came to the realization that July is close to half over, so I need to concentrate on the afghan for the in-laws. I need to make myself knit on that every evening (wish me luck) as I need to have it done by the first week of August. I hope my family doesn't mind living in the deep freeze while I am working on that. It is growing and is very Hot working on it, with it on my lap. They will have to put on some woollies when I knit that, but it must get done.
Well, I am off to knit a sock or something, until it is time to pick DD2 up from her daily Parks and Rec fun. I love that program, and even better, so does she!

13 comments:

Beth N said...

Your new yarn looks yummy! I must not mind pooling either because I think that sock is beautiful.

~Tonia~ said...

Oooo look at all the new yarns. I love it when a package comes in the mail.

The sock looks great. Love the colors.

Karen said...

yep, still no package on my end. but i'm a patient girl...and i love surprises.
that sock is beautiful! and all your new yarns are great. all that good fortune couldn't happen to a better person!

Diane said...

I'm with you on what whole knitting from your stash thing. Why sign up when I know I'll never do it?

Janice said...

Looks like a wonderful stash enhancement!! I also did not go with the whole Knit from your stash or any stash diet. Never did meet a diet I could keep and I know a yarn one would be harder even than a food diet! I love the sock.. I think the pooling is neat. Good luck on that afghan!

Allison said...

That is some seriouosly great yarn - enjoy! I could NEVER stick to a yarn diet.

Helen said...

NICE stash enhancement. As for yarn diet I am like Janice, I can never diet anything let alone a yarn diet. Good luck with the afghan I know you can do it.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Oh boy ... you're as "good" as I am about sock yarn. It'll take me a life time to knit it all. But I'm going to have fun trying. And you too from the looks of it, LOL.

Yummy stuff!

Shelley said...

Look at all that yummy yarn! I've been seeing new yarns pop up, sales, etc. and I am soooo tempted to order something. But, since I'm heading for South Korea for a year towards the end of August, I need to save my money. While I'm there I do plan to knit and buy yarn though, hehehe.

Heddy said...

lovely stahs additions! Lucky girl!

I am getting your parcel ready to send and was wondering how many kids you have (2?) -- would hate to cause a war if there are not enough maple suckers!

Lynn said...

Ok GREAT new yarns for the stash!! And I love the sock as well.

Rhonda said...

Cherry Tree Hill is one of my favorites too! I benn buying alot of Lorna's Laces lately because of the colours, but I haven't knit any of it yet.

Heddy said...

your prize went in the mail on Friday (the 13th) -- you should get it in a bout a week!