Monday, January 2, 2012

Stash Enhancement

No trip to California is complete without some yarn shopping. I'm sure that doesn't surprise you.  My plan was to pick up some yarn for my friend Amy as a thank you/Christmas gift. I went into each store with only her in mind but somehow a couple of skeins found their way into my suitcase.

My goal was to specifically find some worsted weight Anzula yarn (she's a dyer from Fresno, just in case you didn't know).  When I go out of town I like to buy things I can't get in Akron and this had been my plan since the beginning of December. The first yarn store I went to only carried Azula yarns in fingering weight. For me that's fine, but Amy has enough fingering weight yarn for a small army (or at least to make enough socks to warm a small army). I had promised I would look for worsted or dk weight for her. 

So instead I bought this skein of Dreamy (75/15/10 Merino, Cashmere, Silk) in the color Country Green for me. 

I bought this skein of Squishy (75/15/10 Merino, Cashmere, Nylon) in Paprika just in case I didn't get the chance to go to another yarn store before I left. I figured it was really pretty and Amy would still like it, even if it was fingering.

Of course I did make it to another yarn store where in addition to the amazing red MCN worsted weight Anzula (sorry, I didn't get any pictures of it) for Amy, I also bought two skeins of Madelinetosh Merino DK in Betty Drapers Blues. You know, one for her, one for me. I really want to start working on some socks with the new yarn but have made myself a schedule to try to stick to for the month of January. I do have a few finished items to share with you but it's been pretty cold outside so I haven't been able to take pictures yet. I'll try tomorrow, although it is my first day back at school. Does it make me greedy hoping for a snow day tomorrow?


  1. I absolutely love my yarn! Seriously, it is amazingly perfect! Thank you so much. And no, you aren't greedy hoping for a snow day, I'm hoping for one, too!

  2. Ouh! Such beautiful yarn! Cheers! I wish you a nice snow day!

  3. Yum! New yarn. I hope that you get your snow day. :-D

  4. I love stash posts and especially if it introduces me to new dyers!

  5. So many pretties!! Happy new year, and I hope you get to cast on with one of these babies soon!

  6. Hey you were in my part of the world!!!! Love all the yarnie goodies you found. Go on and wish for a snow day ~

  7. very pretty yarn!

    california is a nice state.

    (but I guess I am kind of partial).

  8. Love how you're a high roller w/yarn!


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