I have been trying very hard not to add to the stash over the last few weeks. I’d say that as I’ve knitted quite a bit, the stash hasn’t grown. Much. I did send a lot of yarn to my mother, and I’ve got another parcel to post her with yarns that I fell out of love with. I like sending yarns to my mum, because sometimes, it comes back as knitted garments (my mum is very strictly a garment knitter, she will do scarves at a push, but pullovers and cardis are her thing). As it happens, she seems to have transformed a mountain of acrylic bouclé into a pullover for the husband! Win!
So here are my latest aquisitions…
Ripples Crafts BFL sock yarn, in Pinks and Ginger (pale). BFL is on my list of things to get before we leave, as it will become a lot less readily available once in New Zealand (Merino, instead, will be a-plenty). Lovely lovely colours. They could be socks (even colourwork socks), or a shawl, or, or, or!… The possibilities are endless (well, not quite, I am somewhat limited by the amount I’ve got!).
Most recent acquisition
That’s Madeline Tosh Sock, in Tart. I hesitated a long time between this skein and a skein of Handmaiden Casbah in a pinker shade. In the hand, the slightly more generous yardage of the Tosh Sock won me, but it was a very close call. (I’m having a look at what one can make with a single skein of Casbah, just in case). This is going to be a shawl, well shawlette, more likely. I don’t know which one yet. I might even design something, because I can’t find anything in my queue that’s telling me it wants to be knitted in this yarn.
And since I was having a look at my stash and queue, I pulled out a few older skeins that will be next on my needles.
Some Araucania Ranco Multy. One of those will probably become a Hitchhiker. It wasn’t in my Ravelry queue until about now, but this pattern has been in my mental queue on and off for a while. And I think that one of the Rancos will work well (maybe the purpley-blue one?).
Last but not least, a lovely skein of Malabrigo Sock in the Light of Love colourway (which is deliciously pink, obviously). I’ve got 3 shawl patterns in my queue calling for Malabrigo sock: Holden Shawlette, Caladan and Damask. So it’s probably going to be between those 3.
Now, I hear you wonder, shouldn’t she be knitting her Jaali instead of playing with yarn and queue? Well, as it happens, the Jaali is finished!
This pic was taken a couple of hours ago, and I have since completed the knitting. I just need to block it now. Expect a blog post veeeery soon.