Sisterhood of the Traveling Stash

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Stash visits Springfield, MO


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Originally uploaded by kerner.

The STASH has arrived. (Dachshund for scale.)

The STASH arrived on my doorstep two Fridays ago, just as the first wave of freezing rain was starting to fall across the northern Missouri Ozarks. Little did I know, as I eagerly ripped into the box, spread its contents across my living room floor, sort all its contents into little piles, and start to decide what I wanted to keep, that in only a couple of hours my power would go out from the ice storm and not come on again for over a week.


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Originally uploaded by kerner.

But enough about the friggin' storm already! Luckily, before the lights went out I managed to snap a photo of the box before I started tearing into it.

Yep, that thing is chock-full of good stuff, for all different types of knitting projects. It's not just yarn, either. There's books, needles, patterns for more.

I really wanted to keep that pink Lopi on top, but I couldn't figure out what to do with 6 skeins - too much for a scarf, not enough for a sweater. I guess it would be good for a child's sweater, but I doubt Lucy (my dachshund) would appreciate it. =)

There was so much of the box that I considered keeping, but...

Here's what you're really wondering. What did I take from the STASH?

I know it's not much compared to the massive STASH box, but I'm really happy with what I got:

pink Opal self-striping sock yarn;3 skeins of Some Assembly Required sock yarn (the two pink and green skeins will become knee socks someday!); green Arucania Nature Wools worsted weight; green Cascade 220 (for seaming and edging the Lizard Ridge afghan); red & green sportweight skeins (for my very first (successful) colorwork?!)(I hope.); a sock pattern, darning needles, and Size 5 DPNs.
In consideration for the above-stated chattels, said stashee shall provide and convey the following: (oh wait, I'm not at work. Here's what I put in.)
Some random novelty yarns (they're pretty! Use them for felted bags or Halloween costumes or something); one skein yellow www.handpaintedyarn.com bulky; KnitPicks Wool of the Andes (one green and two orange skeins); two hand-dyed superwash skeins of sock yarn - multi-toned pink and neon green; three skeins Cascade Fixation; gray Opal self-striping sock yarn; 4 skeins of Rowan baby soft, hand-dyed green by me; two samples of Euclan woolwash & 4 blank notecards; handknit scabled scarf from a misguided attempt to sell my knitting (note - people do not want to pay what it's worth!)(Please take and enjoy this - I have several more. It would probably benefit from a good blocking); Several skeins of burgandy OnLine Linie Cup (wool/acrylic)

Whew! That's the STASH rundown! Who will get it next??? Only Annie and I know for sure!

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