Yarn Stash Confessions…

28 05 2009

When my favorite yarn store closed a year ago (sniff) i figured i would be better about buying too much yarn. You know when you live above a yarn store it is very tempting 🙂  I also thought- great, now I’ll start to use all this great yarn i have in my stash.

hummm… well…. I must confess- I haven’t been that good.  Here is the proof:

my unassuming yarn drawers

my unassuming yarn drawers

Holy Crap! How did all that yarn get in there... Ok not too bad...

Holy Crap! How did all that yarn get in there... Ok not too bad...

OH WAIT I THINK I HAVE SOME YARN STORED IN MY CLOSET….

Ohh my... ok this is what we call a come to Jesus moment.  I need help with my Yarn addiction...

Ohh my... ok this is what we call a "come to Jesus moment". I need help with my Yarn addiction...

My girlfriend J and I were having a chuckle right after I took this photo.  Then the doorbell rang and I really had to face my “problems”

The mail man brought one more skein of Cascade Eco...

The mail man brought one more skein of Cascade Eco...

I blame Dizzy Sheep, the Woot of the Yarn world, and the recent Webs anniversary sale for my recent internet yarn purchases.

From Dizzy Sheep I’ve scored the following in recent months:

  • 11 skeins of Reynolds Lopi Icelandic wool $44.50 (retail $ 55.00) I inherited a bunch of bright orange lopi- i purchased these muted colors to tone down the orange in a large felted tote bag- at least that is the idea
  • 4 skeins of Dream In Color Smooshy $68.96 (retail $95.00) colors: 1 Happy Forest, 2 Blue Lagoon, 1 Gothic Rose. I already had 1 skein of Happy Forest in my stash. I have no idea what I want ot knit with these but I couldn’t pass up the good deal!

During the Webs anniversary sale I stocked up on the following:

  • 3 skeins of Ecological Wool in Dark Ash @ $10.49 per skein (retail $15 per skein) I want to knit BF and I a round heirloom throw blanket
  • 1 additional skein of Ecological Wool in Dark ask @full price  I decided on the Girasole pattern which required more yardage
  • 20 Skiens Amherst Yarn  byValley Yarns in Natural @ $3.19 per skein (retail $3.99 per skein) This is for a lover’s knot afghan I am knitting as a wedding gift.

Note: the 20 skeins of Amherst have not yet shipped… the stash is going to get bigger! oh no!  Needless to say, I am putting myself on a yarn diet. 😦

Dream in Color Smooshy... so dreamy!

Dream in Color Smooshy... so dreamy!


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4 responses

28 05 2009
Liane

I think your stash is lovely, and quite reasonably sized! You seem to be lacking in yellow/orange colored yarns. Plus, you can string it up all around your new townhouse as decoration.

28 05 2009
iftinkerbellknit

🙂 Caught red handed, I look horrible in orange and slightly sick in yellow! That’s why I had to buy all that brown and blue lopi- to wash out the “hunter jacket” orange lopi I inherited! 🙂 It was like 10 skeins of orange!

31 05 2009
jtrabbitt

Amy,
We all have our addictions. Mine is burying perennials. Looking forward to Labor day.

Love, Aunt Jane

1 06 2009
iftinkerbellknit

hehe… if I had more boxes in my garden I would def. buy more Dahlia’s!

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