Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Stash



6 skeins of sock yarn left the stash as part of a thank you to my advanced sock class students (That green sock below is what they are working on). I really wanted to push them a bit, so the pattern has a twisted German Cast-on, twisted rib at the top and for the heel flap, and a lace pattern. It is also worked from the top down on 2 circs. Kathy said that she would love to see the size of the stash. I said that would involve cleaning up the stash room and my bedroom for company and the chances of that would be slim. I will flash you some of my sock yarn stash, however. Here is what I would like my stash to look like. I just got this rubbermaid clear plastic tote and it fits perfectly inside the wire cube that is being used to store the other sock yarn. As of right now, I have 6 cubes worth of sock yarn. A new rule was instituted a few weeks ago (post PGH) that the number of skeins of yarn can not increase. This means that I must knit or give away a skein of yarn for another skein of yarn to enter. I knit the Lickety Split baby sweater at knit night 2 weeks ago decreasing my stash by 3 skeins. I also gave away those 6 skeins of yarn. That brought my total skeins of yarn decreased to 9. I happened to discover that WEBS is having a sale on some Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy yarn. 10 skeins of it are on their way to my house. It's very pretty you should check it out at http://yarn.com/ Anyway, that means I need a 1 skein project to finish over the course of the next few days. Baby hat, anyone?

2 comments:

dingledaisy said...

You are so so funny and that is some stash. Thanks for the sock yarn and enabling the beginnings of a stash.

Mrs. Tommie said...

I wanted to report on my socks for the Advanced class. I frogged the first attempt just before starting the heel flap. I'd dropped stitches somewhere in the last few rows and just couldn't see how to make it right. I took a break and completed another, simpler pair to enter in the Midsouth fair. I'll be finishing the first sock of the lace socks this evening. I should get the second sock started. They are so pretty. I'm jealous because I've promised them to my daughter.