My yarn now only just fits in to it’s plastic under-bed storage box. So I figure it’s now officially a ‘stash’ and deserves to be photographed.
Rowan Cashsoft 4 ply (grey); Debbie Bliss Merino Aran; Tess Dawson Merino 4 ply; king cole merino dk, Rowan Cashsoft 4 ply (cream); Misti alpaca laceweight, 4 ply cotton from ebay (possibly Rowan); RYC silk wool; Matchmaker Merino in olive and beige; Rowan 4 ply soft; Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino.
I took some close up shots of the wool/silk and the misti alpaca. The wool/silk has a lovely sheen and they added more colours recently. Shame it costs a small fortune – I want to make a hat out of the purple or the new red.
I’ve really tried to avoid stashing. None of this yarn was bought for the sake of buying. It all has a designated project – or it did when I bought it. The beige matchmaker was going to be my first pair of endpaper mitts, but looked awful with the other colour I’d bought. Instead I’m going to make a pair of modified endpapers with a leafy pattern with the green matchmaker.
I really love the misti alpaca and I really need to get stuck back in to the Print o the wave stole. I finally got around to taking a photo of it.
I’m pretty happy with how it’s going and I’m getting in to the rhythm of it. I just seem to be finding it hard to find the time to do it amongst all my other projects.
In other vaguely knitting news I went to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix last night. I really liked it, but I think I need to see it again to decide how much. With the last two books I’ve been aware of how much of the book had to be cut out – no Fred and George swamp for example. The knits in the film didn’t disappoint though. I loved Neville’s fair-isle jumper/cardi when he found the room of requirement. Also liked Hermione’s grey stripey number, Luna’s silver lace/crochet scarf, her purple crochet cardi, and Ginny’s yellow shrug at the end. I really want to have a go at the fair-isle, but make it in to a shaped ladies v or scoop neck. I really need to have another look at it.
Bye for now