Let me just start by saying, secret knitting (such as sample knitting) can cause a lapse in blogging. I'm still chugging away on my most recent sample knit but can't share it with you (yet). Which is why I've resorted to showing you pretty pictures of yarn that has managed to make its way into my house recently. I generally don't do "yarn shots", I prefer to share projects. But when life gives you yarn, you smile and say thank you.
First up is a gorgeous skein of Becoming Art Agave heavy fingering (80/10/10 superwash wool/cashmere/nylon) in Looking In. This is destined to become a beautiful pair of socks for me! I think I deserve to be a little selfish now and then.
Also recently moved into the neighborhood is this to-die-for skein of Dream in Color Everlasting. It's a hand dyed, DK weight, superwash wool. I'm not kidding you when I say I opened up the package and actually gasped. It is SO vibrant in real life, the actual color is hard to capture.What will it become? Something delectable, no doubt.
A friendly and reliable couple has come along as well. These two skeins of Knit Picks Stroll Heathers sock yarn will become a pair of socks for my brother's birthday next month. He chose the color and said red socks will be "kind of fun" and will complete his hand made wardrobe (of which all he has is the sweater I made). He did tell me, "I like hand made things" and I asked, "like what? Dinner?" So we'll see if the socks get any actual wear. In his defense though, my mother has informed me that he wears his sweater to work (out of the house!!). Always welcome news to any gift knitter.
I also had a bit more enhancement last month, but we'll leave it at this. I'll save January's stash for when I'm in desperate need of another blog post.
Have you had any great stash enhancers lately?