Yesterday I was hit with a bout of obsessiveness. All because I had to go into the little room where I knew my social security card was still hiding. I thought I had it, but no, I had multiple copies of my birth certificate and my marriage certificate. OOPS. But, here’s the fun, this room also has much of my yarn, with most of the rest in the attic stairway right next to the room. And the obsessiveness? I had to count it all. Not only that, inventory it. Including knowing yardage. I only counted full skeins or ones that had been balled up and were pretty much whole. If I had no idea what brand/name the yarn was, I didn’t count it. I also didn’t count the many small balls I have around. Or the skeins involved with the grey sweater.
Maybe I was just bored of working on the grey sleeve of the grey sweater.
I want to get rid of some of the stash. Now I know some of you have nicer stashes, but some of you might not… So, how does this benefit you?
Let’s say whomever can most correctly guess the total number of miles of all types of yarn I have will win this
a pink douple point needle case
inside showing 8 inch dp’s, sorry needles not included
and their choice of one of these
Plymouth Sockotta-sorry for the fuzzy picture!
And to get rid of more…let’s say that whomever can most correctly guess the number of skeins of sock yarn I have will get the other Sockotta. To give you some clue, all of it is in here,
And, to whomever can most correctly guess the yardage of wool that I have will win this
3 skeins Schachenmayr Nomotta Extra, 100% washable wool, dk weight, 125m
Garn Studio Silke-Tweed, 52%silk, 45%wool, sport wt, 200m
And more, to whomever can most correctly guess the number of skeins of cotton yarn that I have will get this (I had thought to make some kind of bag with it, and to dye it either before or after…maybe you can do something with it!)
5 balls Di.ve Super Cotton Club-it is very white, 60% cotton 40% acrylic, US11 needles, 30 yds
2 skeins Crystal Palace Monterey, 100% mercerized cotton, worsted, 70 yds
And lastly, to whomever can most correctly guess the yardage of what I called novelty/lux yarns (I included a few rayon, one silk) will win
3 balls of eyelash, since they don’t have labels I didn’t “count” them. I think they are Berroco Plume or some Trendsetter eyelash
I have flashed some of my stash here and here. I realize just now that I didn’t include the acrylic blends…didn’t get any pictures. Maybe another time, most of it has at least some wool and is good for baby things. Sorry about the fuzzy pictures! Contest end date Friday February 9th, midnight
And have you been wondering about my yarn ball? It underwent a metamorphosis last night. I split out the wool and warm yarns into one ball and the cotton and rayon type yarns into another.
And I balled up the color cards I inherited from Libby at LYS. Here,
I have some remnants of the Hip Hop and some Chinchilla and some mohair, so I think I would have enough to make at least one warm and interesting scarf for Dulaan.
Today I saw a big black hairy dog that I thought might be one of Zuzu’s and Gracie’s brothers, either full brothers or half brothers from the other litter. He was walking near the Rail Trail in Hallowell. So I turned the car around, parked, got out, and said to the walker “Hi, where did you get your dog?”. He must’ve wondered…but he did say “from Portland”, so no relation. The dog’s name is Ezra, and he is significantly heavier than Sid, though not too much taller if at all. Pictures of him here, though he is a bit older now-10 months. I haven’t put any pictures of my dogs up recently, tried taking pictures last night, but they were playing and it is impossible to get a picture then! Here’s an ear, can you guess who it belongs to?