I have been withholding yarn porn and I’m sorry. The exceptionally fabulous Colleen sent me wool - oh so snazzy Star Gazing Farms - for doing my sister’s Christmas sheep. She also included some roving that I really love and have been touching and admiring and contemplating. I received this package full of love and goodness two weeks ago and I've yet to show off the photos. I have pictures of new yarn from Anjelika’s Yarn Store that I haven’t showed you. I have pictures of the finished red Sophie bag. I have pictures of the fabric I bought to line both the red bag and Lori’s purple and green one.
It has been kind of a long tedious week. I’ve done some knitting but nothing worth talking about (i.e. a little silk bookmark for my niece, surrogate knitting of Lori’s square for Grandmother Purl, 3 swatches for my Grandmother Purl square – all of which got subsequently ripped out – and a square for Warming Grace.) It is sort of restless, fidgety knitting. Do ya'll ever get like this?
Tonight after work I have to go help my sister prepare for her Halloween party tomorrow night. I have at last come up with a costume so that is one less thing I need to think about. I will post the pictures I mentioned above over the weekend. Probably Sunday. Katy’s projects always seem to take on a life of their own so I am guessing I won’t be blogging tomorrow.
Show Me Your Wooly Secrets
I am doing a little bit of data gathering. Do any of you have pictures of your stash…pictures you’d be willing to share with me? I’d like to start a gallery of stash pictures. My motives are purely selfish: I need to settle an ongoing “discussion” at my house over whether or not I have “too damn much yarn” (my husband) or if I “can never have too much yarn on hand” (me). If you’d like to remain nameless, I understand and would honor that request. In fact, I have already received pictures from one anonymous knitter and her willingness to share has encouraged me to ask the rest of you. I’d also like your thoughts on a few questions:
1. Does your husband/significant other/additional household members know the whole truth about your stash? If not, do you keep it a secret on purpose?
2. Do you keep all of your yarn/paraphernalia in one location or is it scattered about?
3. Do you have a system for documenting your stash so you know what you have on hard or some other method of organizing what you’ve got?
In the course of doing this, I will show ya'll pictures of my stash and then you will understand why I am firmly in the "can never have too much yarn on hand" camp. My stash is negligible in comparison to some I have seen and/or heard rumors about.