Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Open your eyes....

This, my friend, is my stash acquisition of May. The whole 12406 metres of it(yeah, I was actually dorky enough to take out my calculator and count). EIGHTY-EIGHT skeins of yummy yarns.
Why the sudden madness, you ask? Well, I just happen to finally get myself a debit card that actually works for internet. I always know a credit card in my hand is potentially dangerous, so I'm actually glad it's a debit card.
Let's make a list, shall we?

  • 8 hanks of Rowanspun 4 ply from here
  • 10 hanks of Cascade 220 from Webs
  • 3 hanks of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool from Webs
  • 10 hanks of Rowan Summer Tweed from ebay
  • 9 hanks of handpainted wool from a swap
  • 6 hanks of Noro Silk Garden from Kangaroo
  • 6 skeins of Lion Brand Cotton Ease from a swap
  • 5 skeins of Jaeger Como from ebay
  • 9 skeins of super yummy Regia Silk from my new favourite shop
  • 1 skein of Trekking XXL
  • 2 skeins of Lang Jawoll sock yarn, both from the same shop
  • 3 skeins of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
  • 1 skein of Colinette Shimmer
  • 1 skein of Rowan Natural Silk Aran, all from here
  • 10 skeins of Rowan All Season cotton
  • 2 skeins of Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed, both from ebay
  • 2 skeins of Adriafil Rafis from ebay

    Ooh, I almost forgot to count these...
  • 10 skeins of Paton Diploma Gold from ebay
  • 2 skeins of Regia Silk & Shine from ebay

Hey, that actually makes it ONE HUNDRED skeins of yarn in ONE month!! That's almost half my original stash! OMG, I honestly don't know if I should be horrified or happy.
Shall I make a little confession? Well, that's not all.
I still have yarn coming, maybe today. And those that arrive tomorrow I'll count as June's yarn. That's not cheating right??

Anyway, back to knitting,
thanks to Kessa I manage to sail along the front of Phildar blazer. *hugs to Kessa, you're godsend!!*

However I somehow manage to screw the collar part that it looks kinda strange, but I have not a single idea where I did wrong. And I just find(much to my horror) after many inches that I missed one row of the left front. I don't think it's going to be frogged though, Ive been frogging a lot while knitting this blazer, just don't have any more patience to frog another 30 cm.

I'm up to the ribbing part of Orangina now, which looks like it'll take a long time. But I'm still happy to finish with the lace, getting sick of it already.

I predict little knitting to be done today, as I've got a deadline tomorrow for 1500 words essay about chair. Done so far? 100 words. Well...1400 words in a day is totally doable, right? RIGHT???


alltangledup said...

i think that you 'just' beat my June meterage total and most of mine was bolstered by my laceweight acquisitions! well done to you.. but save some money for the sales in July, ok? It really is worth it

joy said...

Wow, that's some stash acquisition!! I'm totally envious of course. ;-)

erin said...

:) :) :)
That's one yarn feast!
And glad the phildar cardi worked out.

Lolly said...

Holey moley! but what lovely yarns they are! and I was dorky enough to calculate the length of my WHOLE stash!! ;)

Elinor said...

WOW! What a stash enhancement! It looks like you really scored. I'm personally sad to see the last of my Cotton-Ease go with my current project. I bought a ton as soon as I heard they discontinued it and thought I'd never run out. Ha! Enjoy!

Mimi said...

Yuvee, my eyes are wide open and almost glued to the screen! :D
So many pretty yarns, I think I'll be dreamimg about yarn tonight...

Lois said...

you really got to knit faster~~~ anyway, can i be on the top of your list if u wanna destash? hehe

peri said...

Wow major stash enhancement!

Vanessa said...

Dang Girl,I thought I was bad..hehehe still cant beat you. I'm so jealous..great *sex* !

Nit One Perl Two said...

I am so happy I found your site. It appears we have more in common than knitting! I'll let you know when I complete the "world renound" triple lindee patern!

kessa said...

U're welcomed. ^_^ btw, thats alooot of yarn, girl.

sue said...

Gee you had better be a fast knitter, you lucky girl. I am so glad that I do not have a debit card, or my stash would be increased like that every month. I already have enough yarn, but always see one more project that I could make. Hee hee, let me know when you have a stash sale.

Jenn said...

Wow! Look at that stash!

Anonymous said...

Hi Yuvee
Finally got around to your blog again. OOhhhh, I love those yarn stashes you have there. I have yet to start anything these days... still undecided if i want to crochet or knit a baby blanket for my sister's baby! I am so envious of the yarns you have! ;-( Krista all the way from Penang

anky said...

How did you increase the 7 stitches for the button band? did it within a boarder of 2 stitches like kessa described?