An ever expanding collection...

So it's been a while, wow, a really long time, since I shared any of my stash. I've been very productive this fall, but I have also watched my stash expand at an exponential rate. Part of the reason is I now belong to  Three Irish Girls Stash Menagerie, which is basically a yarn of the month club. The rest is almost all due to spur of the moment yarn love...

Baltimore Yarns

When I was in B-more a while back, I stopped in at A Good Yarn and walked out with a shameful amount of yarn: seven skeins of Harrisville Designs New England Shetland and three skeins of the Highland. I love how squishy and wooly these yarns are, but so far I have no real plans for them.

Seaport Yarns

My eye doctor is located directly across the street from Seaport Yarns in lower Manhattan. After each appointment, and Ive had many as of late, I stop in for a visit. Until recently I had been very very good. I bought the yarn for my Fox costume there but had resisted buying anything else, though I was planning on buying some Joseph Galler Alpaca with my birthday money. 

But then, when I went in for my Alpaca on Monday, yarn love struck... 

I bought 6 skeins of Malabrigo Rios, four in the Primavera colorway and two in Zarzamora. I'm planning on making a HUGE beautiful shawl, with the Primavera as the main and the lovely purple Zarzamora as the border. 

Oh, and here is the yarn I went in for. Its the same yarn I used for Deidre's Blizzard Scarf and Ryan's Baby Sweater. Again, I think I want it to be a big warm shawl. Maybe something with cables. 

Three Irish Girls Stash Menagerie

July: A silk alpaca blend. This yarn has already been used to make one small item. It has not been posted because I plan on gifting it.

August: Wexford Silk. I am loving working with this yarn. Its on my needles right now! Images coming soon!

September: A lovely semi-solid blue on a superwash Merino.

October: Minimally processed Merino in a very festive colorway!

Other Random Additions

The above two were purchased at Knit-A-Way in Brooklyn. And the one below was a spur of the moment purchase at The Bay Window in Irvington, VA where I spent a lovely afternoon in the company of other knitters. 

This last one was a gift from the lovely Amy Madden. Its a gorgeous hand dyed cotton. I spent a solid hour untangling this skein (I have two, the other was fine) and just having it in my hands was...almost erotic. Ahh yarn love...


Sckwee Says:

Good lord woman, you're making me feel poor! oh wait....i am...hahaha yay for being a college student again!

I can't wait to see what becomes of all of that lovely yarn goodness. ^_-

Emily Says:

Ya, you know, it adds it! $12 here, $16 there and suddenly you realize that maybe you need extra renters insurance for your stash, because soon its gonna be worth more than your laptop! ACK! Hahaha....But seriously, I (usually) make small purchases that are spread out throughout the year, but when I step back and look at everything, its a little bit of a "WOAH" moment.

The last time I posted about my stash it was stuff I bought at The Lamb Shoppe in Denver over Xmas! Dunno if you shop there, but those people are so nice! ;)

Sckwee Says:

Zomg! That's the place I go! If you are in town again you'll have to go next door too because there is this GREAT ice cream shop. They make the greatest ice cream EVER.

Anyway, yeah the Lamb Shoppe people are really nice and usually quite helpful although sometimes they are so busy running around you're kinda on your own.

How often do you come into Denver?

Emily Says:

Not as often as I would like! But I should be in town sometime in the Spring. Ill hit you up on Ravelry before I go and maybe we can get together! :)