Since I can’t say that stash enhancement is something I do regularly, I was very happy to swing by my LYS (local yarn shop) and pick up a few goodies to play with. Last time I went I was on a mission to find yarn to knit my Dad some hats (which he loved…in fact, he liked them so much when KnitPicks had a sale in January he sat down with me and honestly, I think he had more fun picking out yarn than I did. What?!). Needless to say, I didn’t get anything for myself then but this time I went mostly for me. I ended up bringing home two skeins of yarn. Some Opal in color #8465 and some Plymouth Yarn Neon Now in color #002. I also picked up a pack of felting needles…finally…but it’s the wool I’m excited about.
I also figured I share some not so amazing but still stash enhancement yarn from a week ago. It’s nothing fancy, some Bernat Softee Chunky in the Grey Heather colorway and some Red Heart Reflective in the Neon Yellow colorway. I have some plans for this yarn. I am hoping to design a cowl that features the neon as stripes throughout the gray, but that will have to wait. I’ve got way to much on the needles right now.
New stash is a big deal in my mind, especially since college loan repayment is taking almost all of my money. However, all of my crafty outbursts lately have mostly revolved around using what I have. My Splitstone is from yarn that was given to me and I’ve had in the stash for a few years. My socks and shawl are made with yarn from the stash. I’ve been pretty good at using what I have. That only goes so far before you need to do something different. Thus stash enhancement always makes for something interesting.
On the life front, it has been a rollercoaster of goods, bads, and just plain difficult times. Knitting has been my me time. The Lord has been my rock. It is something we all have to work through at times. Perhaps there will be less project posts here and more thought posts for a while until things fall into place, perhaps not. We shall see as life unfolds.