(or, the BUMPER edition. For reasons which will become obvious shortly…)
I think I said recently, in relation to my stash, that my motto was “in for a penny, in for a pound” (yes, I did, it was a mere 2 months ago!!!). I really lived up to it this month.
First, there was the sale at Morris & Sons. And I had a gift voucher so I had to go…So in addition to buying a bag of Noro Shirakaba, I also bought 8 balls of Morris Empire 4ply, which has formed the basis of my Tour de France project.
And then there was the annual Craft and Quilt Fair at Darling Harbour. I was reasonably restrained, but did get myself a cone of this amazing shiny Dairing cotton/stainless steel, and 3 cones of linen for a tunic/dress.
And I had to do an order from Blue Moon Fiber Arts to buy some additional yarn for a project, so if you are going to get yarn all the way from America you may as well get a few extra skeins, right?
So in addition to the 4 skeins of STR Heavyweight (in True Blood Red – what a GREAT colour!) I also got 2 skeins of STR Lightweight – another True Blood Red, which I will use for sexypuffs, and one in Manly but I like it, which I think will be socks for husby.
And finally, a friend who visits New York is too good an opportunity to pass up to try out some Brooklyn Tweed Loft – the exact colours used in the Aranami Shawl …
So what’s the final damage:
In: 32 x 50g balls (lucky that gift voucher yarn doesn’t count!! but my, those STR Heavyweight skeins are 200g each!!)
Out: 4 x 50g balls – oof, not much – I did use more yarn, but that was to make the sample for my new crochet class, so doesn’t count for stash (only for metres used!).
Metres used: 1,305m (YTD: 5,882m)
Stash neutral: hahhahahahahahahahaha no. +48.5 x 50g balls
I am seriously considering a destash. If only I can make myself let go of some yarn…I so admire people who can do that!