I dropped my Bernina off to be professionally cleaned this morning. I bought it about 13 months ago and haven't had it serviced or cleaned yet, despite all the projects I've completed in that time. I had a few things I absolutely had to finish--a baby quilt, a t-shirt quilt, Christmas gifts--but told myself it was now or never, especially because a length of thread was lodged inside of it from Eleanor eating Aurifil off the spool. It was time. So I took it in this morning, they gave me a receipt and told me they'd call when it's done, probably in two weeks.
Sigh. Two weeks.
That means, despite the half-yard bundles of both Catnap and Sweet as Honey I just purchased, no sewing for me until mid-February. Which is really sort of a bummer, because I'm ready to start on another selfish project, given all the gifts and commissions I've made lately. But I guess that just means I have more room for knitting, right?
I've been working on an Owls sweater too, and just started the first sleeve, but I didn't want to blog about that just yet. I'll wait until it's finished (though you can see my Ravelry notes here
). I thought, instead of my typical Completed Project posts, I would share my knitting stash with you!
I started knitting in September, and true to my retail therapy tendencies, have had no problem buying supplies to keep me going! So many hand-dyes, so little time, is how I see it.
|Miss Babs, from left: Perfectly Wreckless, Berlin, Fall in the Park, Vineyard, Deep Sea Jellyfish, and Funny Papers|
I love Miss Babs yarn. Have you tried it? Her Babettes and hand-dyed yarns just suck me in. I'm powerless. I just think of all the amazing socks I could make and then turn over my credit card, no questions asked.
|From left: Cakewalk, Podcast Junkie|
I managed to score two skeins of Cakewalk Footsie through a Ravelry destash earlier this month. Part of me wants to knit them up immediately; the other part wants to put them under glass until Cakewalk starts being sold again.
|From left: three skeins of Grape Bubblegum, Tartan, Canyon|
I got these Tanis Fiber Arts One-of-a-Kind skeins through Tanis's Etsy Boxing Day sale. I was in the middle of Mary Jo's (a fabric emporium near Charlotte), cruising Etsy on my phone. The colors are amazing and the yarn is so soft. My only complaint is that mail takes forever when it has to get from Canada to Charlotte! I have some Tanis Aran-weight yarn I bought from Eat Sleep Knit on Black Friday that is hanging around my stash. I love this yarn!
|Colinette Jitterbug in Dark Umber|
|Fleece Artist 2/6 Merino in Brew|
|Malvin, Locuro Fluro|
Manos del Uruguay Alegria gets me every time. I bought this during the ESK Black Friday sale too, because I just couldn't resist the crazy colors. It's also really soft. And the label is adorable. What more do you want?
It's safe to say Madelinetosh is my favorite yarn brand. I have all different weights and all different colors and I love each and every one. This is tosh sock in Vanilla Bean, but I also have sock in Whiskey Barrel and Charcoal (socks for Nick someday). I have tosh DK, tosh merino light, tosh Vintage, tosh everything! I can't quit it.
This skein just arrived as I was typing this post! I found Spun Right Round yarn through the Pretty Little Fiber Company
. This fun skein might be Valentine's Day socks? Or maybe something else? I'm not sure just yet but it's awfully pretty!
This is by all means not my entire stash, which is both sad (for my bank account) and awesome (because there's no such thing as too much yarn or fabric). Thanks for indulging me and reading this. I want to see your stash now! Because I obviously need to find more yarn to buy.