Sunday, April 02, 2006

Why I'm not flashing my stash

Those involved in knitting blogland (and it never ceases to amaze me just how many people there are who knit and blog about knitting) may notice that I allowed April 1 to pass without flashing my stash.

There is a reason for this.

Dealing with a problem means acknowledging that you have one in the first place and I don't know if I am quite ready to acknowledge all the skeins of yarn I have stashed around the house, under my computer desk, in the spare bedroom and in my filing cabinet at work. I may not have quite reached SABLE point yet (Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy) but I am scared that I may be approaching it. And unfortunately(?) all the yarn I have left is GOOD yarn, proper wool, not novelty sh*t (I got rid of that on eBay some time ago), which means that I can't bare to part with it until it is knitted up into a useful item.

So this list is just off the top of my head and probably not comprehensive. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

10 balls Noro Kueryon 126 (most recent acquisition from eBay from a local Melbournian)
4 balls Noro Kureyon 148 (left over from the diagonal ribbed scarf and matching hat; yarn from Yarnela on eBay)
20 balls Jo Sharp DK viola (bargain on eBay from Perth mill that makes the stuff ,that I couldn't resist - one day I will turn it into a jumper)
19 balls 8-ply pink mohair (another eBay bargain)
13 balls 5-ply Cleckheaton burgundy (local Op shop bargain)
5 balls pink/purple Naturally 12-ply mohair (to be used in the yet to be completed drop-stitch shawl/scarf that I'm making instead of the silly poncho - from Box Hill Wool Shop in Balwyn Road)
2 1/2 * 150g balls 6-ply Opal sock yarn (bought from an eBay seller in the Netherlands - hi Astrid!)
10 balls 12-ply grey Cleckheaton Country (left over from a jumper I made for myself - I didn't want to run out)
16 balls 8-ply wool (in the form of a 1980s jumper kit)
20 balls 14-ply Patons husky (mostly in half-completed cursed jumper that I will unravel and turn into charity hats)
Probably about 15 other assorted balls of 8-ply wool
One skein of 100 gram 12-ply blue-coloured mohair

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, do you still have the cleckheaton country 12ply in grey? I know it is a long shot due to the age of the post, but I'm desperate...