Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Stash

Koigu, lovely Koigu
Originally uploaded by elletrain
So, for the last 2 days I've started on a harrowing project...documenting all of my yarn stash! It's actually very rewarding to have photos of each different type of yarn I have. I've been taking the photos with Pinky's camera, so they turn out pretty nice :) I've gotten probably half of my stash entered into Ravelry, maybe a bit more than half. It's nice to have a record of what I own so I don't have to dig through a bunch of boxes when I want to knit something with yarn I have. I can go to Ravelry and choose my yarn...I wrote a note in each entry about where that yarn is stored. Easy, quick yarn retrieval!

I should have started this long ago when I started Ravelry. I did acquire quite a bit of yarn working at Angel Hair. The job would've been a lot easier a couple of years ago! It is nice to go back and see what I've got though. I have a bunch of lovely Koigu that I want to start making into squares. I bought single skeins of various variegated colorways to make the Barn Raising Quilt from Knitalong. Maybe I'll start on that today.

I also finished my Shetland Triangle on Monday. That thing was SO fast! It's such a great gift because it's interesting knitting but it's a really quick knit. I think it only took me 3 days to finish! Well, I'm off to get ready to head to Brentwood to Bliss Yarns. They have "Stimulus Wednesdays" and usually have lovely things on sale. Today it's Schaeffer Yarns...SO beautiful. We used to carry some of them at Angel Hair. I may buy some to do another Shetland Triangle. Check out that pattern if you haven't yet. You'll love it.

Also, awaiting my order of Victorian Lace Today, one of the most beautiful lace knitting books out there. Gwyneth was so nice to add it to her Knit Picks order for me. More on that book soon!

1 comment:

gmac said...

I'm famous!!! =) ~Gwyneth