To finish off the holiday posts, I really need to catch you up on the parcels waiting for me on my return home. Waiting for me at the post office were my copy of Yarn Magazine and some other bits and pieces.
There were 3 cones of cashmere DK in Amber (from a weak internet induced moment because the exchange rate was so good)
The March sock kit from Red Bird – with 1.5 skeins of Jitterbug in Mardi Gras
The March sock club kit from Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin’ Sock Club (2paw – turn away now) in gorgeous greens
My bagswap bag from my wonderful partner Bex – a mitred felted bag, a skein of beautiful 2 ply from the Knittery, and some realio-trulio amethyst stitch-markers:
This week has been just as bad because I exchanged the Jitterbug (because I already had that colour) and ended up buying 2 more skeins – so one skein of Mardi Gras has changed into a skein of Blue Parrot, a skein of Vatican Pie (Look away Rose Red) and a skein of Velvet Plum (look away Bells)
A Ravelry person was destashing some sock yarn and I ended up with some Madeline Tosh sock yarn in Dusk and some Yarn Pirate Killer Bees!
And finally, we did an enormous grouip order from Blue moon Fiber Arts – I seem to have ended up with some Fire on the Mountain mediumweight sock yarn and
Some Raven series silkie socks in Ravenscroft (How did that happen?)
I really need to stop this and pull back until at least a little of the stash is knitted. To that end I have finished a cardigan in Jet (from the Jet I acquired when it was 2 bucks a ball at the Doomlight of Spot sale) and am about to cast on the Slouch Rib Cardi, also in Jet. (Then there’s Montparnasse and Tahoe to come)
I’m on a bit of a cardi jag at present – for some reason I’m finding them more interesting than jumpers. Who knew?
In, Out, Shake it all about!
Oh Lordie! More than I can say!
Can we say lots and lots and lots of yarn-that-is-not-stash? Please see previous posts!
1 gorgeous bag (Bagswap from Bex)
Amethyst stitchmarkers and matching 2 ply yarn (ditto)
Happy Spider Sock Yarn (Gift from Happy Spider) in Blackberry!
1 Gilet and 2prs trousers, 1 pair leggings (TS14 – see shopping with Jejune)
1 pair trousers and top, 1 pair jeans
1 pair shoes (settle, Rosered, you’ll see them soon) paid off lay-by
Yarn magazine, Simply Knitting (2 mags), Jo Sharp knit 6
Creative knitting (gift fromTaph)
3 ACS pattern books
2 wooden jigsaws (gift to child care)
4 pairs trousers, 3 jumpers, 11 tops and T-shirts (Lifeline)
5 Books (ditto)
3 pairs sandals, 1 pair Blundstones (Lifeline)
Shake it all about
Finished Cardi from Spotlight Jet ($2 a ball sale)
Not enough out, but I’m pleading that I was on holiday and I’d ask the jury to take ACS at Wangaratta and Bendigo Woollen Mills in mitigation when considering sentencing!