In organizing my stash last weekend, I came across a few skeins of yarn that I know I will never get around to using, and I’d love them to find an appreciative owner. Descriptions and prices are below each photo, and I’ll ship them via Priority for $5. Just fill out the contact form at the bottom of the post, make sure to specify which skein(s) you’re interested in, and these little beauties can be yours!SweetGeorgia tough love sock yarn Raspberry $20 Mystery sock(?) yarn in shades of purple and pink. Unsure on fiber. Soft, good elasticity. 4 oz $6 Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen in Tan. DK. 3 unopened balls. $20Debbie Bliss wool/cotton in Dark Pink colour 125602. Sport. 2 balls 50g each, one unopened, one missing ball band but weight at 46g. $8Ornaghi Filati Bamboo Fingering 137yds color 992 Purple $4Mystery yarn but I’m pretty sure it’s Debbie Bliss Cathay. Has a lovely sheen. 50g $3Tahki Yarns Willow linen/cotten Aran. 81yds/50g $4Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk sport. Color I 16, the palest green. 50g $12SweetGeorgia cashsilk lace 55g/400yds Raspberry $30
I couldn’t stand it any longer: I spent Sunday afternoon sorting my yarn stash so that it was all together by weight! Thank goodness for Ravelry, too. I pulled up my stash and filtered it one weight at a time so I didn’t miss any yarns, and there were several where I looked at the name and it meant absolutely nothing, but hey, I’d uploaded a photo of the skein! I got to remind myself how much gorgeous yarn I have, I got to pull out a few skeins of cheapo acrylic I’ll never use, and it looks much better than before!Last step is waiting for the husband to build the diagonal dividers for the shelves, but I can be patient on that…I think!
Guess what I finished last night? My rainbow cowl! I’m so happy because that means I can either wear it or list it on Etsy. But I’m so sad because that means I can’t knit on it anymore and I so enjoyed knitting with that yarn. I totally need to save up to buy some more Vice yarn. Great stitch definition, soft without being too floppy, and those colors!This is unblocked, so I still need to wash it and pin it out but I think it’s a great size. This was a wonderful travel project too, so I expect I’ll be making more with my fancy single skeins. I even have about 60 yards left, and I’m wondering if I can squeeze out a wee pair of fingerless gloves, something just like a handwarmer. If I succeed, I’ll share it!
This morning, I spent some time in my craft room. I missed my yarn stash. I admired my beautiful yarns and wished I had time to knit all the things right now. Since that’s not possible, I settled for pulling out a few of the skeins I want to knit with soon after Christmas and getting them wound and ready. I’m picking based on the yarns, not the projects or the people. Just the yarns that are calling to me. I can’t wait.I’ve got some Berroco Borealis in there, some Manos del Uruguay Maxima, some Skacel Simpliworsted, and two Nerd Girls Yarns. See that blue and green back in the corner? Yep, that’ll be first.
What about you? What are you looking forward to making after the holidays?