Wednesday, March 30, 2005


I hope I won't disappoint those of you looking for serious "yarn p0rn." My stash is just not that big. I won't be wearing one of these T-shirts. When I first started knitting I was too poor to keep a stash. But now that have more discretionary cash, I still don't buy yarn without a project in mind. So most of my stash are leftovers. I always have leftovers because I'm always paranoid and buy an extra ball of yarn for my projects.

First up, the group shot:
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Next, various closeups:

Yarn for Moni that arrived too late to be included in the group shot:
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Some Other Rowan Yarn:
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I have lots of "leftover" kidsilk haze because I ordered an entire bag (10 balls) of the stuff thinking that I needed 8 balls for my Reversible Rib Shawl. But I ended up needing only 5.5 balls for the shawl. I think I'm going to make Maggie with the rest of it, but I'm not sure yet.

Acrylic "Naturally" Follows All That Fancy Yarn:
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The white and lavender yarn was used for my niece's baby blanket. The yellow is destined to be a baby blanket for my coworker's baby. I cast on for that blanket this week.

Ba Ba Brown Sheep:
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Notice the "vintage" Brown Sheep labels at the top? Those are the leftovers from the first sweater that I made for Peter. Someone horribly miscalculated the amount of yarn I needed for that sweater. When I purchased the yarn, I didn't know much about gauge, yardage, or buying yarn in general. I relied on my mother and the yarn store owner to figure out how much yarn I needed. Obviously, math skills were lacking on the day of my purchase. I still have 2.5 skeins of brown, 1 full skein of red, and 1 full skein of blue leftover--and I've been using this yarn to play around with for a few years!

Most embarrassing Stash:
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This is an unfinished sweater. It must be at least 10 years old. I started the sweater, lost interest, tossed it in the closet, and forgot about it. By the time I found it again, the sweater was no longer my style. Sorry, I just don't wear gigantic, jewel-toned sweaters any more. I'm thinking I'm going to frog the sweater and use the cotton yarn (the yarn in skeins) for making stuffed animals. I have no idea what to do with the space-dyed lace-weight yarn on the cones.

I hope my little stash wasn't too boring. Click here for links to other Stash Flashers.

Edit for Helen, a close up of the lace-weight yarn:

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You can kinda see on the left that the yarn has little loopies coming off it. I'll be out of town tomorrow through Saturday so if anyone else has questions, please be patient! I will answer them.


helen said...

oh! very nice stash :) and you know, i like your laceweight from your jewel sweater...can we get a closeup?

Dani said...

Ooo...must. get. pink. kidsilk haze. It is so pretty! Thanks for sharing the stash

helen said...

thanks for the pic! would you be willing to swap? my stash will be up friday, you can browse. hehe let me know

Roxanne said...

Oh my, your stash looks pretty big to me! And nice shots of the "arrived too late for group shot" yarn too! Love anything Rowan!

Gail said...

It's weird - I'm knitting a sweater now out of some Vintage Brown Sheep, and I wasn't sure it was actually Brown Sheep, since the label says its from MN. But, my labels match yours.

Jacki said...

Mmmm, that is one heck of a stash! I'm in love with your kidsilk haze, LOL
As for the gigantic jewel toned sweater, I bet those colors could make a cute tank.