Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Stashing

While many of my lovely internet and RL friends were traveling eastwards to Webs and the site of the Yarn Harlot book signing and talk, - and that means you Briley! - I was (once again) preparing for a future that seems all too possible....A World Without Yarn.

Yes, I'm convinced that in the not-too-distant future, the time will come when all sheep, llamas, alpacas, angora bunnies, and buffalo, cotton plants, bamboo, and seaweed, not mention Martha's Chows, will be extinct and no yarn will be available anywhere any more.

The time to act is Now people! Gather ye rosebuds (erm, skeins) while ye may! You don't want to be wandering the streets ten years from now trying to buy a cheap and possibly sketchy skein adulterated with low-grade acrylic from some tranch-coated seller in the basement of the local library, do you? Come on! That kind of stuff could kill you or even turn your brain to mush so that you don't know a KKS2tog from a trcr3 in bl.

Take my advice and follow my lead. Look for a sale at your LYS and spend everything you can spare from the weekly budget on the good stuff. Eat rice for a month if you have to, or repair the roof yourself with rubber cement, but dont let good yarn go. Get it now, before the Apocalyptic Trench Coat Rebellion.

This is the damage I did at the Elegant Ewe 10th Anniversary Sale:

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Starting upper left:
Elizabeth Lavold Bamboucle in Sea Blue
Seacoast Handpaints Sock Yarn in New Year's, Silver & Grey, and Fire & Coal
Blue Sky Alpacas 100% Cotton in Bluebell Blue and Natural
100% Italian Angora - several random balls in silver and black
Silk & Wool in Rose Petal Pink (I'll have to edit this post because I don't remember what yarn this is)
Two skeins of Manos Silky Wool in the Wildflower colours
One random ball of Waterlily Merino in Green
and in the middle of the pile, a beautiful Mother-of-Pearl Shawl clasp.

ahhh, Gorgeous. Compelling. Inspiring. Way too indulgent. {{{sigh}}}

At least I'm prepared for the future.

5 comments:

Nad said...

Look who has DSL again! And wow- lovely lovely stash additions. It is always good to have emergency rations at home- you never know- alien moth invasion, stash busters...... :) Beautiful additions. You always pick wonderful hues- the fire and coal is on my needles too!!!! THey make such lovely and soft socks. :)

Briley said...

I'm sorry you didn't make it out to see the YH, but I'm glad you were happily engaged in other worth while pursuits! The new stash looks wonderful. The blue shy cotton is one of my favorite yarns! I made an amazingly squishy baby blanket out of it once. Can't wait to see what wonderful creations come out of all the new stuff!

Melanie said...

Excuse me while I drool. :) Everything is gorgeous - the yarn...so yummy...and your shawl pin will look divine against one of your knits!

Unraveling Sophia said...

Thanks Guys! I am chagrined to report that I went to the yarn store to pick up the new Interweave Knits - which I didn't need to do because I have a subscription which I totally forgot about since it hasn't arrived yet! - and I found that the store is still having a lot of great yarn on really great sales! What's that song..."I'm just a girl who can't say no...I'm in a terrible fix!"

Nad said...

Sounds pretty familiar- I once went to a bookstore just to pick up one little booklet for work. I staggered out with nine books. :)