I'm taking a break. It's one thing to read endlessly for an exam, but another to have to grade and do homework on top of it. :P
Today, as a reward for plowing through the last of Thucydides rather quickly was to photograph recent stash acquisitions and make a pile of yarn to take up to the safety of a plastic tub upstairs. I think an insect has invaded my stash basket downstairs and nibbled through some yarn. Remnants of my Madtosh Tosh Merino Light are really the only evidence I have for this, so I might be paranoid, but better safe than sorry. I'm moving skeins that don't have project attachments upstairs since the rest should be knit soon(ish).
I have been doing some serious stash acquiring, despite my resolution to stash-down this year (which I've also been doing! Promise!). I won't show you everything, but I did want to show you these pretties:
This is a box of yarn from Korea! My friend Carol brought it back for me because I help her with her knitting at the shop from time to time and have translated (and still need to) French knitting patterns for her. She actually went to Korea and brought it back for me! She's the best. I'm thinking Deco.
These are Madelinetosh Tosh Sock bound for a Celestarium. I think this summer deserves a complicated knit to revive my mushy brain. If you want to knit it too, maybe I can organize a KAL,eh? That would be fun! Anyway, the colorway is called "Cosmos", which I thought was perfect, but once it came, it was more variegated and greener than I thought. I think they will still work.
I have socks for you Friday! Come see! I'll likely need another break. All this history is overwhelming. That's why I left the poetry for last. :)
I'm curious: how do you organize your stash? I know some do it by color, some by weight, some by project-commitment, and others just hide it in every nook of the house (that's where mine was heading and I knew John wouldn't put up with if for long). How does your organization work for you? Can you find things easily? That's my worry. Don't you love the Ravelry stash page? I hate that it tells me how many yarns I have stashed. I don't want to know that. :P
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