i’ve been a bit of a party pooper these past few days…mostly i’ve been pouting and lurking. the knitting? don’t even talk about the (not) knitting. (btw, thanks for leaving me a note to cheer me up!) anyway, i decided that a hopping over to one of the lys and buying a recent knitting mag would give me a kick in the ass and stop moping around. the selection of mags was great, but, i was distracted by the yarn. like my stash needed more yarn.
i’m still undoubtedly attracted to sock yarn. anytime i enter “new territory” i zero in on sock/fingering weight yarns. i’m like a freakin’ hawk…i start to circle, eyeing first the color, and next the content of the yarn…hmm, that looks yummy…i go away (i could see the yarn trembling….hahahah) next, i survey the rest of the store for newer, fresher
meat yarn and of course, sale yarn, considering which would be best for the stash. finally, i retrace my path to see if i missed anything…..then SNATCH!…..before the poor sock yarn knew it, he had fallen victim to my american express card, thrown in a bag and was out the door. maybe i should be mounting my prizes on plaques for display in my basement?!
lornas laces shepherd’s sock in douglas fir
80% superwash wool / 20% nylon
unlike the name suggests, the color leans more towards a muted teal blue rather than a pine-like green (yarndex describes the color as teal, too) . i’m thinking a pair of cabled socks…what do you think?
um, when i went to put douglas fir away, my stash exploded.
cth, str, shepherd sock and other yarns…new skeins
bits-n-pieces of leftover or test-dyed yarn…
when did i accumulate all of this? the sight sent me into a pure frenzy of digital re-organization….my computer hurts now. i weighed and estimated yardage on my leftovers so that i could start planning for small projects. i can’t wait to make me some footies!!