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sweater stash

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Over the weekend I tried to match up projects with yarn and discovered I don’t have enough sweater yarn stash. Those big plastic bags of perfectly lined up skeins of yarn. I’m depressed. I don’t have a good sweater stash. I’ve been looking for yarn sales and check the sale bins every time I visit the yarn store, but haven’t had much luck. All I have is this Karabella Aurora Bulky yarn. Not bad yarn, just never seems to match any project on my list. It’s very springy and ropey and, well, bulky. I do have shawl and sock yarn stash, but I’m finding those yarns are easier to acquire than sweater stash. If you see any good yarn sales on the web, let me know!
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Some news. Did you see the cute newsboy cap by Annie Modesitt in the new knitscene? Something fun to knit and wear –and in style- there are tons of knitted hats in the new Elle magazine.
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I finished a sock. The pattern is a basic stockinette stitch sock from Sensational Knitted Socks. Knitting socks is not my forte. I love knitting them but I have yet to knit a perfect pair. (A knitting goal of mine.) This sock is too big for me, but really comfy. Must cast on for the other soon…
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Yesterday I went to the Neue Gallery with family. If you live in the NY/NJ/CT area you must see the five paintings by Klimt before the exhibit closes on September 18th. Adele Bloch-Bauer I – the position of her hands, her gaze out from the canvas and the way Klimt captures the texture and flow of her dress with oils and gold is stunning. I hit museums for a burst of inspiration – something I must make time to do more of this fall.

4 thoughts on “sweater stash

  1. Get thee over to “Flying Fingers” online shop – some Karabella * is on sale till (I forget!)? $5 a skein – great price. Gotta read later you fixed that sweater yarn stash problem, but you must show too!

  2. One good place to look for yarn discounts is Webs – 20% off orders over $60. They usually have some good closeouts, too.

  3. I have the opposite problem! I have about 5 sweaters worth of yarn stashed away!!! 🙂

  4. You are so lucky to have seen the work of Klimt one of my favorite.

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