Thursday, 25 June 2009
A Year in Yarn
About this time last year, I signed up for the Get Knitted Lorna's Laces sock yarn club. The deal was two skeins of a limited-edition colourway every two months.
The last installment arrived this month. To my eternal shame (as I'm meant to be stash-busting, not aquiring), I've not knitted any of it up yet, but I have plans...
Fandango - possibly destined for a Swirl Scarf.
Irish Jig - not sure yet - maybe socks for the Resident Radiologist?
Christmas Congo - definitely socks for the RR.
Laendler - may also be used in the Swirl Scarf.
Hula Kolili - this is the one I'm least fond of - I can't think what to do with it.
Three Drunken Maidens - socks for me.
There are several colourways here that I would have walked straight past in a shop and never have picked up myself, but they've all grown on me and each has it's own charms. In addition - as the club was from Get Knitted, they all arrived beautifully wrapped with a little extra (often edible) surprise.
Despite this blatent stash aquisition, I've actually been quite good over the last year. Any other yarn that I bought was knitted up straight away and on the whole, I've got less stash this year than last. I've also been having a clear-out so there is yarn available on my destash page on Ravelry. I may be about to make up for lost time though as the RR and I are off to the Lake District this weekend for some hill walking and a trip to Woolfest!