Sunday, April 02, 2006

A Stash Flash Addendum

Karen and I went to a yarn sale today. A man was selling his aunt's stash. I'm glad I went, and not only for the bargains. This woman had many, many skeins tagged for specific projects. It made me a little sad, thinking about how many projects I have planned and wondering how many will be lingering in the stash for years to come.

But I will cease with the sad parts and go on to the good parts. I bought a LOT of yarn, and I may go back next week to buy a bit more. At these sales, I usually expect to find a lot of crap and a small amount of worthwhile things. This was just the opposite--a lot of beautiful yarns and very few bad acrylics. I don't think there was a single skein of Red Heart Supersaver.

On to the purchases!


That's 11 skeins of Manos, 3 skeins of Bartlett, and 3 skeins of a funky 100% wool called Flaminia, by Schaffhauser Wolle.










11 skeins of Pingouin Fleur de Laine, a lovely, soft 100% wool. (I know the photo is blurry; this yarn did not want to photograph well.)










12 skeins Filatura di Crosa Kinair, which feels very similar to Kidsilk Haze.








41 (yes, 41) skeins Rowan Designer DK. Destined to become 2 sweaters from Alice Starmore's Fishermen's Sweaters. There will probably be enough left over for a third sweater.









10 skeins Anny Blatt angora. The green is 50/50 wool/angora; the pink, blue, and yellow are 70/30 angora/wool.









Last but not least, 22 skeins Anny Blatt No. 4. Likely destined to be a fair isle something.

15 comments:

zib said...

wowza! hot SEX!

LaBean said...

OMG NEXT WEEK?! teehee What a haul, Val! People just don't understand.. sweaters and shawls take a LOT of yarn.. why else would we want to get HUGE amounts of the stuff. Oooh a kidsilk haze-like yarn? *cries* I should go...

Bezzie said...

Holy crud...that's amazing. Great haul!

Karen said...

:) Somehow it looks less in several small pics than it did in the bag....

monkeemaven said...

My heart is racing just looking at those. Why didn't you take me with you??

Valerie said...

I invited you, Monkee, but you weren't at the airport when I showed up!

Mary, Mary... said...

Watch out for that Anny Blatt, she'll steal your heart!

Laura said...

Bunny Yarn!

lucky lucky you. *sigh*

Susann said...

Wow! I wish I was there...

Highland Annie said...

OMG !!! those sales never happen in the uk !

Lynn / vigilant20 said...

Wow, you made out!

bensmumma said...

Ho. Ly. CRAP!

Brittany said...

Oh my!!! That much Rowan? I wish....

thoughts from edinburgh said...

I'm trying to find the manufacturer of pingouin yarns, I know it's a long-shot but do any of the yarns you got have the manufacturers details on them.
None of the local yarns shops stock it (Edinburgh, U.K.) and the internet hasn't helped because all the search results have everything in french.
can you help.

Life's a Stitch said...

Whoa, jackpot!
Li