Knitting · Yarn

Stash Enhancement and WIPs

Thanks to helping out Martina at The Little Green House I’ve finally been able to increase my stash after quite a few months of languishing. Oh, it feels so good to have new yarn to fondle.

First up I got a bunch of fluffy blue Berroco alpaca yarn that I was going to make into the fabulous Brandywine Shawl. It didn’t work out; the yarn is too fuzzy where I need a nice distinct stitch pattern. So that yarn is waiting to be made into something else instead.

To replace it I got some autumn orange Cascade 220. It works perfectly. I’m near the end of it and it’s looking absolutely gorgeous (if I may say so myself).

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I adore this pattern. It’s fun to knit, mostly intuitive, and it looks like the sections are overlapping which makes me extremely happy. It was a pattern I purchased nearly a year ago when I got some extra dosh and I’ve been trying to find the yarn and time for it since then. Here it is!

Since I took that picture on my crappy Blackberry camera I’ve knitted another few inches.

Last up I got a couple of skeins of Cascade Heritage Silk yarns, one in a solid blue and one that’s variegated with a blue that matches up to the first. It’s going to be a pair of socks though as I have two skeins it may well end up being some mittens too. The mitts I made for my partner over a year ago were Heritage Silk and she still wears them all the time. This yarn holds up well. Turns out silk is seriously hardy.

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What’s your most recent stash enhancement acquisition?

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14 thoughts on “Stash Enhancement and WIPs

      1. Well, both of my sisters will get knitted items for Christmas; the Venezia goes to a cowl for my oldest one and the sock goes to a pair of socks for my younger one. I’m almost done with the cowl, and I’m really happy with it. I’m writing up the pattern as I go, and it will be published soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Really??? Most people think that silk pills like crazy! I haven’t actually bought anything recently, except for a craft magazine about sewing ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m still waiting for a chance to actually make anything from it!

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