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).


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.


What’s your most recent stash enhancement acquisition?


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™‚


  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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