Monday, July 02, 2012

Stash Honesty - June 2012

(or, the BUMPER edition.  For reasons which will become obvious shortly...)

I think I said recently, in relation to my stash, that my motto was "in for a penny, in for a pound" (yes, I did, it was a mere 2 months ago!!!).  I really lived up to it this month.
First, there was the sale at Morris & Sons.  And I had a gift voucher so I had to go...So in addition to buying a bag of Noro Shirakaba, I also bought 8 balls of Morris Empire 4ply, which has formed the basis of my Tour de France project.
And then there was the annual Craft and Quilt Fair at Darling Harbour.  I was reasonably restrained, but did get myself a cone of this amazing shiny Dairing cotton/stainless steel, and 3 cones of linen for a tunic/dress. 
And I had to do an order from Blue Moon Fiber Arts to buy some additional yarn for a project, so if you are going to get yarn all the way from America you may as well get a few extra skeins, right?
So in addition to the 4 skeins of STR Heavyweight (in True Blood Red - what a GREAT colour!) I also got 2 skeins of STR Lightweight - another True Blood Red, which I will use for sexypuffs, and one in Manly but I like it, which I think will be socks for husby.
And finally, a friend who visits New York is too good an opportunity to pass up to try out some Brooklyn Tweed Loft - the exact colours used in the Aranami Shawl ...
So what's the final damage:

In:  32 x 50g balls (lucky that gift voucher yarn doesn't count!! but my, those STR Heavyweight skeins are 200g each!!)
Out:  4 x 50g balls - oof, not much - I did use more yarn, but that was to make the sample for my new crochet class, so doesn't count for stash (only for metres used!).
Metres used:  1,305m (YTD: 5,882m)
Stash neutral:  hahhahahahahahahahaha no.  +48.5 x 50g balls
I am seriously considering a destash.  If only I can make myself let go of some yarn...I so admire people who can do that!

13 comments:

DrK said...

im laughing out loud at the idea of you doing a destash. of course, i really wish you would. a private one. to me. im looking forward to seeing your aranami, i wish i'd gotten a whole heap more of it now. and your TdF crochet thing is too cute! go you!!

Bells said...

Yes damage but what great damage!!!

I got the manly colour for Sean too!

Dorothy said...

So glad to know I'm not the only yarn tragic around !! Your newly acquired stash looks wonderful - enjoy.

Mary said...

I am in the US and have never gotten a great stash like that...

Love the TB red, too bad the show isn't great anymore..(IMHO)..

MadMad said...

Oh, gosh. It takes YEARS to be able to destash. I only LAST MONTH dumped off the last of my fun fur and novelty stuff (what if I need to suddenly make a Christmas tree or trim something or the kids need it? I kept telling myself. Like THAT was going to happen.) At least you have WAY better taste! That is some great stuff to add to a collection!

Donna Lee said...

You picked up some gorgeous skeins. And it all (or most) has a future project so it's kind of like laying in provisions for the winter.

My TdF project this year is spinning and I'm making some progress but not as much as I'd like. It's too hot to want to touch the fiber.

Roxie said...

Love the TDF project. What's it going to be?

Blue Moon yarn? You don't need to count that as stash enhancement. It's LIFE enhancement.

Lynne said...

Ah but you had fun, didn't you?

LynS said...

Quantity AND quality. Why not? Love the colours of your TdF project. I have a bit of a crush on yellow at the moment. What are you making?

kgirlknits said...

i seriously think half that doesn't count ;) Gift yarn and gift certificates are surely stash-free additions?

I've done one destash to date...I was left feeling slightly bereft afterwards, even though I was never going to use the yarn? Choose carefully would be my advice (and if you feel the need to let me screen your selections prior, go right ahead *cough *dibs!)

Ann said...

Lovely purchases & I think they are all justified. It's so difficult to destash as every time, I go through my stash, I can't find any yarn that I don't like.

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2paw said...

Life is too short to pass up the opportunity for wool. I love your crocheted medallions!! How are the sexy puffs going?? I saw a Doctor Who one on The Ravelry.