After many sortings and cullings of the yarny stash, I am left with not very much. That is both good and bad.
The good: Less to have hanging around the Chaos. Less that needs knitting up (wait a minute, that means less knitting - that is not good).
The bad: The hole left in the stash that is begging to be filled.
What's a knitter to do?
Enter an email from Cherry Tree Hill yarn. Just my favorite merino sock yarn ever.
Yeah, you know where this is going...
"Don't forget about our Annual New Year's Eve Sale - 50-60% off select yarn!"
Yeah, so now you REALLY know where this is going.
Let's start here:
The stash got sorted and put all in one place (except the needles, I don't know why - that has been corrected).
Knitting patterns were gone through, matched with yarns and set into two containers that now sit next to the Chair. A long list was made.
12in cube box of yarn and my knitting bag. Full to the brim with yarny goodness and looking happy.
There is also my poor Juliet sweater...
...which now seems like it would fit. Whatever.
The only way I'll ever know if it will fit properly or not is when I finish it and put it on.
2012 will be filled with knitting. Not going to show you my list of projects because 90% of what I'm knitting will be gifted. Most of the people I knit for know they will be getting something - they don't need to know exactly what though. :)
The projects are all small, except for the Juliet sweater. I think I have enough yarn to do one project per month for about 1.5 years, maybe more.
Even so, on New Year's Eve while Times Square was counting down, I was online shopping. It was oh so darn easy. Especially since it was not quite 9pm here in California. :)
The yarn was purty and it easily fell into my cart. I have never in my life bought so much yarn at once (even though there is not that much of it) and spent so much money on it. It was on sale and I had put back some of my Xmas gift money. I had a strict limit, and I stuck to it.
It will arrive about Wednesday-ish.
Much squeeee-ing and squishing and general ooooh-ing and aaaah-ing and more squishing will then occur.
After all that is over with, I will post photos of my latest stash enhancing exploits.
Then the new additions will be put into their own 12in cube box and put up on the shelf.
If things go as planned, I'll be ready to knit on all that Next January.
Even if I'm not, I'm pretty sure I'm set for yarnage for the next two years, probably more.
Coming soon to a Chaos near you: 10 skeins of more yarny goodness.
I've definitely spoiled myself with my gift money.
Thanks Mom for aiding and abetting my yarny deliquency.
The first item made from the new stash has your name on it. :)