Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Return Home

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)
6 books
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!


Anonymous said...

When I grow up I want to have a stash just like yours Tink ;-PP

Rose Red said...

Mmm, something for everyone in this post. Vatican Pie for me, you say - oh, Tink, you shouldn't have!!! (oh my, I am so jealous of all of that yarn!!).

And yarn bought on holidays is a souvenir, not yarn. Not stash either.

Bells said...

Maybe you need to start RoseRed's tallying system? It's a good one.

You are seriously drowning in the stuff. The most glorious stuff!

Amy Lane said...

*gasp* I'm sorry, your amazing stash caught me unaware!!! Soooo gorgeous. And of course, rose red is right--yarn bought on holidays is a souvenir, not yarn.

2paw said...

At the rate you are going, no-one will be able to read your blog!!!!ave been exposed to the green sock wool everywhere I go lately.

Nora said...

Oooohh, cashmere...


Taphophile said...

You are sentenced to a life of knitting - may the Lord have mercy on your soul. ;)

MadMad said...

Wow. I am dumbstruck. I'm pretty sure that's never happened before... It's all beautiful, though; I can see where you might have been forced to succumb! Maybe that can be your defense at trial?

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

Repeat after me:
"the next bargain I see I will email the details to Kate"
It's for the best, really - only a true friend would offer to sacrifice herself so that you won't drown in yarn ;-P

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

This is what I love about reading knitting blogs. It's almost like therapy to remember that I'm not the only one to go over board. I blame it on wool fumes.

frog ponds rock... said...

Ok all that wool is just beautiful..I am not a knitter but the sock yarn is so nice that I am almost inspired to dig out my needles..

how far does a skein go? Are socks a good project for a beginner with rusty needle skills?

oh and I prefer cockroaches over rats as well..

cheers Kim