Friday, March 23, 2007

Stash Guilt

I'm getting on, albeit slowly. I have replenished my bowl, with some old favorites and some new colors, including blood orange, dark purple, and several new shades of pink:



A peculiar run has emerged, the red/pale blue/dark green:



But it really is still so much fun. I've raided my stash for my sister, and have high hopes that she will take up this soothing habit--I came up with quite a haul, of nice various DK. She'll be doing me a huge favor, as I'm very guilty over the enormity of my stash, that some really nice quality stuff lies fallow, and that STILL I continue to seek out new yarn!!!

11 comments:

Lallee said...

What a beautiful 'stash' you have! I love your colors.

Susan said...

It is beautiful and buying for a project isn't bad. I think it is wonderful that you are using some stash - here I purchased all new for the entire thing (okay, so 2 skeins were from stash - but).

sandy said...

Beautiful! Which of the Dk yarns are you enjoying crocheting with the most?

Thanks.

I don't have a stash so I have to buy all new yarn.

Lisa said...

Your stash is amazing. I don't even stash yarn or fabric because I have no ability to pick nice things for stash and end up with skeins of pukey colors. I usually buy what I need for a project instead. I really love the scrappy vintage look you have, very inspiring.

Melissa said...

Absoultely gorgeous, I love the colours.

The one I am working on is mostly all new yarn with a bit that I had stashed.

I didn't have much around for yarn as I have been doing a lot of work with crochet cotten lately.

deedledumpling said...

Leah, your blanket is just beautiful! I really love your colors. I can't wait to see it finished. Diana

Leah said...

Hey ladies!
to Sandy: I must be honest that I am using mostly Rowan Cotton Glace, which is ridiculously expensive for a project like this, which requires so much yarn...I did have quite a bit stashed from other knitting projects, but also purchased some from my favorite high-end yarn store in Soho in Manhattan, where I always think about all the groceries, electricity, heat, and advil that could be paid for with the extravagant yarn. I would recommend it for sheer joy, but not for common sense. It does give a nice crisp, clean, warm-weather effect, perfect for spring and summer...for my sister's ripple, I unearthed a whole other collection of colors by various makers. Some of my faves (in terms of both color and texture) are Peruvian dk from AC Moore. I also think that KnitPicks offers some really, really good deals. I might check their website out first.

sandy said...

Aw, it may be expensive but it's so beautiful and if you amortize over????? Remember you're going to be looking at it for a very long time. So it's a bargain! (G)

nutnoh said...

This is just gorgeous - I love the colours that you're using.

LittleMissMeshell said...

Ohhhh LOVELY, lovely colours, scrumptious! =)

Rae said...

Ah, it's Rowan Cotton Glace -- from what is also my favorite high-end yarn store in Soho -- always some comfort to know that others are similarly helpless in the face of gorgeous yarn.

I try not to feel guilty though. Garnet Hill will probably have a ripple afghan in next season's catalog (the same seven colors, so-so wool, made in China, $159), but you'll have a beautiful heirloom that will delight and comfort for years.