Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Yarn Smaug And Moth Bilbo

So after the excitement that was knit/crochet blog week and then a trip to see a friend (amongst other things) I found myself pretty worn out on the blogging front. However, knitting has continued and I have a finished object to show off. Behold, a pair of socks out of Canon Hand Dyes Charles Base in the color Fall Leaves. This was the first skein Canon Hand Dyes that I bought. 

I love them. I wish it were cool enough to wear them. But it's been shorts and sandals weather and it doesn't look like it is going to let up any time soon.

As usual, the universe likes to balance out my stash. So since I finished one pair of socks out of Canon Hand Dyes, I obviously had to replace it with two new skeins. Both skeins are Canon Hand Dyes in the Charles base. On the left is Yoga For Elephants with a grey heel/toe skein. It's themed after a Babar picture. On the right is a Wes Anderson's Life Aquatic themed skein called "What Would Be The Scientific Purpose Of Killing It?"

But let's get real. The universe clearly wants me to have a giant stash. This is what has really been bought recently. I feel like a yarn Smaug with a hoard of fiber. (Last night a moth flew a little too close to my room. Let's call him Bilbo. He didn't make it.)

In other, slightly ironic news, I've started to pull out a lot of yarn and fiber out of my stash. There are skeins and roving that once made me happy, but my taste has changed and it has started to feel overwhelming. I'm now deciding how to go about selling/offloading/redistributing or otherwise not having the skeins and fiber in my room anymore.

6 comments :

Alicia said...

Ooooh, what are you planning with all that Shelter and Loft? And I think I need to get some canon hand dyes, I love the happy little stripes.

Bekah said...

Those socks are lovely, and will be perfect for autumn time!
That makes me laugh about the moths - anytime I see one I have to get rid of it! I have spent too long creating my yarn stash for it to be destroyed by moths! :P

Hawthorn said...

Oh what delicious shades - gorgeous, although 'summer' here, those socks would be on like a shot!

kiwiyarns said...

Ooooh.... I like your new stash very much! Those Canon hand dye names are fantastic!! Lovely new socks. I hope you get a lot of wear out of them when the weather turns again.

Aubrey said...

What lovely new socks and such gorgeous pictures of them! The Canon hand dyes are scrumptious!

pansneedles.com said...

I love your socks! Those stripes are so great, and will be perfect for cooler fall days.

I've been thinking about doing a sort of yarn purge lately too. I have a lot that I like, but know will never make it to the top of the pile... Have you looked for a local yarn shop? I suppose you could also just sell it through Ravelry...

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