Sisterhood of the Traveling Stash

Follow the Box Around the Country

Friday, December 29, 2006

Late Christmas Present

Let’s first establish that I do have my priorities straight!

I arrived home, after a wonderful Christmas Holiday with my family, late afternoon on Wednesday. My neighbor who had taken care of the animals had kindly brought a big box into the house for me --- Yea the Traveling Stash had arrived!! I opened it as soon as the car was empty – before laundry, food, thank you notes, almost before heat…..what a stash. So many interesting things…I loved looking at all the patterns and took two sock patterns for upcoming projects.

I put in enough Lopi for a child sweater, a couple of Happy Trails, two Knit Picks Essential, a Lorna’s Laces, some Hot Sox, two Kid n Ewe, some really old green something that’s been sitting around way to long and a beaded row counter – this is my ‘must have’ tool – it is wonderful for circular knitting.

I took out the red Wildfoote, two green Some Assembly Required, the STR and an Anne.

I’m ready for next Christmas knitting! The box is full – actually stuffed – with lots of interesting stuff – enjoy!

This was so much fun!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

In Transit

The box is now in transit and should arrive at its next destination within the next week.

Here's what I took out of the box:

It's three skeins of Rowan Kid Soft, destined for a scarf from Scarf Style, and a skein of Karaoke. I don't know what I'll do with that skein, but the colors and the feel of it called out to me.

Here's what I put in:

Two skeins of Koigu KPPPM, two skeins of Knit Picks Ambrosia, two skeins of Knit Picks merino, and a skein of Cascade 220 (which did not make the photo).

The box was in rough shape, so I followed the lead of Sisters before me and taped the postcards to a new box, adding my own postcard. I know this isn't Yarn Aboard and I wasn't obligated to take the box on any adventures, but I did drive around for a few days with it in the back of my car and we drove by a couple of post offices. The first post office had just closed. The second post office was open, but I had to park way down the street and there was no way I could carry the box that distance. (It's not *that* heavy, but I hurt my back.) So, my husband bravely took the box to the post office earlier this week. I think that the joy of having a large box of yarn leave the house was enough to keep him from feeling any anxiety about going out in public carrying a huge box covered with postcards.

Thank you, Ann, for organizing this adventure, and thanks to everyone else for playing along -- it's been a lot of fun!