Saturday, February 7, 2009

And the stash is born again

So last year I decided to use up my stash. All of it. I still have a few odds and ends (100yards or less) and a few things that were dedicated to a certain project, which I don't count as stash because if I just knit more, it'd be gone.
So now I have nothing, well, I have a few sweaters worth, but they're already dedicated to something so it doesn't count. I'm all over Toronto Craft Alert everyday, and have been since just about the very beginning. It's kind of your one stop shop for local craft news, which I absolutely love. Back in December I saw a posting about a huge destash, I was dying to go, and then I don't even really remembered what happened, but all of a sudden it was the day after and I was so sad and upset with myself because I had missed this great opportunity (especially since I had just used up my stash) I thought for sure, the opportunity would never come around again. Then yesterday I was reading TCA late at night and discovered this. I was beyond thrilled! I couldn't believe after hearing about the experience from other people that they would even have anything left.
My plan was to wake up early and get there first thing, just so I didn't forget again. Of course then I looked at my Starsky and decided to knit a little bit before more yarn was brought in. Oh, I knit alright. I knit until 7 in the morning! So my Starsky is just about done, but I was dead tired and wouldn't miss this no matter what. I ended up passing out, I was completely out and then all of a sudden it was time to go.
So instead of sleeping, I've wound a few hanks, and just sucked it all up and now I can't sleep because I'm high on yarn fumes. I walked away with three bagfulls. Here's what I got today for $45:

I'm not sure what this is (some of the things didn't have labels) all I know is it's kinda mohairy, but it's also soft. Which is good enough for me. No idea how many yards, and I'm not about to find out manually.

I just noticed that this isn't actually blue, in fact it looks nothing like that. It's green/brown. But whatever. It's Little Wool CO's New Wool in Forest and there's about 900 yards.

A hank of Cascade 220.It's not a lot, and I have no idea what I'll do with it, but it was $2. And can you say you could pass it up? Something will be made out of day.

15 skeins of GGH's Relax. It's discontinued as far as I can tell, and it's so so so soft. I had one bag in my hand, and was contemplating the second bag, by the time I turned around the second bag had five skeins taken out. Ah well. Trust your instincts!
Yes, I know it's purple and I know I said I wasn't going to do purple anymore, but it's also a different shade of purple than what I've been knitting with. I have a vague idea of what I'll make with this, but I'm not totally sure. 1800 yards.

I also got a few more hanks (without labels, and none of which I recognize) but my camera died and I really didn't feel like finding more batteries or charging mine right away. I gave myself a $50 budget, only took cash and only $50. So I came in under budget!

1 comment:

  1. I love a good deal. My stash has grown (er, way too much) over the past 6 months or so due to finding way too many really good sales and a non-profit yarn shop's closing sale. Must. use. self. control. haha Seriously, congrats on your awesome finds!