stash doctor

Apr 10th, 2009 books, crafts, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays
flaming gossamer

In going through my stash for a yarn to post today, I realized I’ve got something of a yarn problem. I really love laceweight yarns, and I do enjoy the challenge and endurance test of knitting lace. (I’m having a ball with Maplewing, slowly but surely.) So, I should be thrilled that I have a good selection of laceweight in my stash, right? The problem…

yipes stripes

Apr 3rd, 2009 books, yarn p8rn fridays
noro kureyon

Here’s the background information on today’s yarn. Remember when I showed that rustic yarn in my stash, saying it’s destined to be paired with another for a striped sweater? Also, you know that striped sweater I am almost finished with (just need to knit the button bands!)? Well, including this stuff, I actually have two more striping sweater’s worth of yarn in my stash. One…

malabrigo march

Mar 20th, 2009 yarn p8rn fridays
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I couldn’t let the month of March go by without doing a fiber Friday post featuring Malabrigo, right? It is Malabrigo March after all. Today’s yarn is my most recently acquired Malbrigo, though certainly not my only skein. I bought this to make Pasha the penguin, since I already had all the other colors I’ll need in my stash. I haven’t had the chance to…

local goodies

Mar 6th, 2009 yarn p8rn fridays
tidal yarns

Today’s yarn is another from the batch of local goodies I picked up when I visited Connecticut for the holidays. I *love* this Tidal Yarn, it’s handpsun and small-batch dyed with natural dyes. It’s on the heavy side of a DK weight, and puuuurty. I have 700 yards of this stuff, and a plan. I have a few skeins of something else in my stash…

automatically appreciate

Feb 28th, 2009 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays
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I got today’s featured yarn in a swap package… further evidence that indeed good things come in small packages. The Debbie Bliss Pure Silk comes in cute little 50g hanks, and they are luscious. Very, very shiny and soft. I like this sort of sagey minty color, too. It’s green, so it’s definitely still within my comfort zone, and if it’s mint– that’s a flavor…