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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Stash Acquisition on a Tuesday :)

Happy Tuesday!

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably already seen my latest stash acquisitions but I'm still writing a post for those of you that don't follow me...because, let's face it, you can only put so much in an Instagram description.

So, let's get started with the stash enhancements! We'll start with what arrived the longest ago and go forward in time :)

Yarn: KnitCircus Corriedale Sock
Weight/Yardage: Fingering; 385 yds
Colorway: A Groovy Kind of Love

This is my latest shipment for the KnitCircus 2016 Gradient Club. I've no idea what it wants to grow up to be but it wants to be something :)

Yarn: Bleating Heart Haven Kid Mohair & Cormo
Weight/Yardage: Fingering; 150 yds
Colorway: Lime

This little skein arrived with the KnitCircus shipment. There's something extra in the shipments. This was this month's "extra." No idea what I'm going to do with it.....possibly an edging on something? I don't know. There's not a ton of yardage but I'm sure I can find something suitable.

So, these arrived a couple of weeks ago. I've been holding off because who knows how long shipments take to get some, really, I was just being nice :)

Yarn: Clara Yarn Cormo 1.0
Weight/Yardage: Worsted; 155 yds/skein (so I've got ~ 465 yds)
Colorway: None listed but I would imagine "Natural"

This yarn is difficult to find and I came across someone destashing it. So, it had to come home with me. Let's be honest: this was just me feeding the stash again.

Yarn: Vice Yarns Paradigm Shift
Weight/Yardage: Fingering; 600 yds/skein (I have approx. 3200 of the blue-grey, and 3000 of the green)
Colorway(s): Unnamed

So, this yarn. THIS YARN. Several months ago (bordering on almost a year ago), I caught wind of a Kickstarter for Vice Yarns for various things to make their operation run more smoothly and, of course, I like indie dyers and I hopped on. If you're unfamiliar with Kickstarters (or IndieGoGo or any of these fundraising companies), you often can get kickbacks, hence Kickstarter. I funded KnitCircus when they were looking to open their own physical brick & mortar shop, and my kickback was a spot in the 2016 Gradient Club (hence why you see those). For Vice Yarns, my kickback was getting 10 skeins of yarn specially dyed for me in whatever color(s) I wanted. I would get samples, blah blah blah. Anyway, I am the last person to get their kickback. And it was 100% worth the wait! I went back and forth about what weight of yarn I wanted to work with and in the end, I chose sock yarn. In between the funding/yarn decision and the actual dyeing of the yarn, they changed their sock base....which means that instead of 4000 yds total, I wound up getting 6000 yds total. That's why it's split into two colors. It means I have TWO sweater quantities of sock weight yarn to make TWO sweaters. Also, Lizzie knew they were changing their sock base and wanted me on the new sock base and I'm patient, as long as I was kept in the loop. So, I finally got my yarns last week. In between all of that, I've also gotten a bag of various minis (seriously, I think that bag weighed 4 lbs) with various yarn weights and colors and OOAKs (one-of-a-kind). LOVE IT.

Now I need to decide on sweaters to make for me. Because I'm totally going to be selfish with this!

And there you have my most recent stash acquisitions. I hope you're all having a lovely Tuesday :)


  1. oh my gosh, so much gorgeous yarn!! the gradient rainbow looks amazing, and I love that Vice yarn- you can see how squishy soft it is through the screen! Both colours will be amazing sweaters.

  2. That Vice yarn is so pretty! I haven't knitted yet w/these two brands. More to add to my Yarn I'd Like to Try bundle.