Saturday, November 28, 2009

Stash Enhancement

Over the past couple of weeks I've been doing some stash enhancement. It's been kind of impulsive really. So easy to do. One minute you're walking through the store. Two minutes later you're in your car with a bag. Let's not talk about the mailman.

Two table runner kits. The pattern is for 12 table runners. One for each month of the year. The kits are for July and November. My LQS had samples made. They were cute. It was their fault I could not resist.
One day I was reading a blog and a blogger was sharing her Jennie Bean Halloween Sampler she was working on. It was gorgeous. Two minutes later I realized I'd sent an email to Lois at Elegant Stitch asking if she had everything in stock. Of course she did. It all happened so fast that I really can't be held responsible for this purchase. Michelle's blog is dangerous!
Of course, the specialty threads came with it along with the fabric.
And the JB Pin Tuffet chart came along too. I'm not sure how that happened. It wasn't on the blog I saw. But Lois had it on her web site. That's it - it's her fault.
Of course, I needed the thread and fabric.
A few weeks ago, my knitting friend Caroline (no blog) sold me a skein of the hard to get Wollmeise. This yarn is highly coveted. German. Hand-dyed. This is my third skein. I enjoy looking at it so much that I can't find a pattern that seems to be worthy. I'll hold Caroline responsible for this purchase. She practically dangled the darn skein under my knitting needles.
Wollmeise is known for fantastic colors. This skein is blue with hints of purple. Needless to say, my photography skills are sorely lacking. It's truly a very saturated, intense & gorgeous color.
Lastly, I acquired 2 skeins of Kashmir from my LYS. 65% cashmere and 35% silk. Incredibly soft. I have no idea what I'm going to knit with this either. It was going to be gloves but gloves don't seem to be quite right. I think maybe I did this one all on my own. My memory is a little hazy though.
As you can see, I've been an equal opportunity stasher. I'm not a big fan of yarn diets, or fabric diets, or frankly any kind of diet. But I need to go on one.

Maybe Monday.

Or the Monday after that!

24 comments:

Pat said...

WOW...nice things you've been buying lately! I love the colors of your yarns.

valerie said...

Wonderful stash! Diet? What's that?! lol That Wollmeise yarn is beautiful!

Barb said...

That blue is out of this world....loved your stash enhancement

Simone de Klerk said...

Of course it wasn't your fault to get all those wonderful purchases, to fill you stash. How can you resist. I definitely couldn't. Isn't it just great to be surrounded by all those wonderful things (((O:
Have a lovely Sunday!

QuiltSue said...

I think you need to change your friends - they're obviously all such bad influences on you!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love your stash......sounds like me here lately, I've gotten quite a few things to add to my stash, but then I'll go several months and not buy anything.

Carol said...

Oooh--your new stash is so yummy looking, Jackie! I love to see your knitting projects, too (even though I can't knit a stitch!).

And after this week, I'm sure we all need to be on diets...it is a tough time of year!

Zlaty said...

Jackie,

Your post is adorable! I don't like dieting either! Your yarns and stitching projects and fabrics are a healthy foods for your soul!

Have fun playing with it!

Zlaty

yarnjourney said...

I love everything too. It is good to know I am not alone! I am an impulse craft supply buyer too. With this collection of supplies, it would be hard to choose a first project. Everything is wonderful.

Daffycat said...

Ooooo, yummy stash! Diet? Just say, "NO!"

Annie said...

Nothing like a bit of retail therapy to brighten one's day. Fabulous new stash additions to play with!

Vicki said...

you DIET is a four letter word!!

Vals Quilting said...

Hehehehe. I LOVE how you blame your impulsive purchases on all of the wonderful bloggers out here in blogland...that i such a riot!! I'm going to use that one for sure in the future!!

Valerie
http://www.pastimesonline.ca/vals-quilting/

Vals Quilting said...

forgot to mention, I lOVE your flosses also - they are such a good buy and your little patterns like the pin cushion I love and it would look so good with all of the ones I've been making (hint hint :)
Valerie
http://www.pastimesonline.ca/vals-quilting/

carlyndowdle said...

Lucky to u........................................

beeinstitches said...

Love your recent stash enhancements! You are not to be blamed - for sure. Now ENJOY them!

woolwoman said...

WHOOOO Jackie - what wonderful stash you have acquired lately. I too succumbed to Jenny Bean - darling chart and LE threads always get me pushing buttons on the PC! I've not seen that Wollmeise in person - I'll have to gaze upon your lovliness - and the Kashmir - AWESOME! - I'm proud I resisted (so far that is ) Had a great time with you yesterday at guild and on the food adventures! Mel

Siobhan said...

Clearly these people you're dealing with are evil temptresses and how can you be expected to resist?!? ;) I loved seeing your stash haul!

Julia said...

I love threads and yarns almost as much as I love buttons!! You have a wonderful beginning to some beautiful projects. I can't wait to see what you use that scrumptious blue for.

Shelleen said...

Merry Christmas to yourself. Wonderful choices and boy am I glad I didn't get blamed for any of your shopping.

Daisymum said...

Very pretty stash. I put my yarn on a table for a decorative peice. I'm not sure what to knit with it so I just mavel at its beauty on the table.

Tam said...

Lovely buys and "yummy" yarn!
Enjoy!

Michelle said...

Oh, so many pretty things!!! You made great choices. I'm drooling over here!

Debbie said...

Your new stash is wonderful. You may need to expand your new room :)