Sunday, July 03, 2005

This Week's Additions to my Stash!


I wish I could say that my stash gets such wonderful additions each week, but unfortunately that is not the case! However, aside from the sale mentioned below I have added to my stash in a couple other ways this week!

First, my order from knitpicks finally arrived! I only say finally because it felt like it took forever - but it was still within the allotted time they quoted me for my free shipping. The Shimmer that arrived from them is beautiful and oh-so-soft! It will look great in my Clapotis and I am chomping at the bit wanting to start! However first I have to figure out how to wind it into a ball..... Any suggestions?

Secondly, I ordered some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran from Knit2 Purl2. I was SUPER happy with the fact that I got it on sale AND it arrived VERY fast! It came in maybe three days! I would definitely order from them again!

I am so excited about all of these yummy new additions I just have to show them to you one more time!!! (But this time with my cat too!)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your stash additions....I love the color selection. So what are your plans for them all? Oh and I love your cat..which one is it?

SP

Lauren said...

What great stash additions :) Wow, I love the look and texture of that Bam Boo in the forefront. What are you planning to use the DB Cashmerino Aran for? I used it for a sweater, and I really liked it.

Just found your blog, and wanted to say hello :)

Lolly

Anonymous said...

Hey girl - you got some GREAT yarn!! I am jealous!! I've also been thinking about making a Clapotis - you're using Shimmer? Which colorway? (I can't tell which is which yarn in the basket - but they're ALL gorgeous!)

Oh! And what I do to wind a skein into a ball (and this is my embarrassingly basic method) - I untwist the thing and put it around my neck like a necklace, then start winding around two fingers until I have enough started, take my fingers out, and keep wrapping (changing direction of wrap so as to make a ball shape) until it's done. I get used to pausing to wind some yarn from around my neck, wrap, pause and unwind, wrap... etc. Told you it was basic - but it's the easiest and non-tangliest way I found to do it by myself without a swift and a ball winder.

How is your Crumpets coming???

Kathy