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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Stash Enhancement: I'm losing another yarn all the things!

Happy Saturday :)

I mentioned this last week but I'm losing another yarn store here in California. The fourth in as many years. ::sigh:: Sooooo, I had to swing down there and buy all the things....twice.

This gloriousness is about 20 oz of 100% combed wool top from Lorna's Laces in the Zombie BBQ colorway. No idea when I'm going to get around to spinning it but it wanted to come home with me. It should be noted that on my second trip, the third and last 10 oz bump of this same fiber also came home (but has not been photographed yet because I'll have to do another Stash Enhancement post).

Looks a little familiar, doesn't it? Two skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (self-stripe) in.........Zombie BBQ. I saw the fiber first and knew it wanted to come home...and then I saw the sock yarn and I couldn't have just one. ::sigh::

Two skeins of American Worsted from MJ Yarns, which I fell in love with the last time I was at Purlescense Yarns. ::sigh:: The top is Wisdom and the bottom is Glowing Eel. When I bought these two, I also checked out a hunter orange color......which came home with me on the second trip (again, that will be in another post).

And the last skein I picked up was Victory Sock from the Knitted Wit in Stargaven. It wants to be either socks or fingerless mitts but it hasn't decided yet. Oh well.

In addition to the fibery goods, a few non-fibery but still fiber-useful items came home...

Four circulars: two HiyaHiya Sharps, 32" US #1 (both); two ChaiGoo Lace, 16" US #6 and US #8

I'm running low on my wool wash. They didn't have any of the HUGE bottles left so I picked up a sampler pack of Eucalan and a couple small bottles of Soak. I've never actually used Soak so I'm trying something new.

And then I found these. Three books (out of four, so I'll need to find the last one): Stories in Stitches by Donna Druchunas & Ava Coleman.


They don't close for a couple more weeks so there's a possibility that I'll be making a third trip. My second trip happened on Tuesday and Viktor got some needed attention. Turns out I'm not crazy and something is misaligned. I also learned that I've been treadling incorrectly since I got my wheel, which may also be part of the problem. In addition to that, I need to do some maintenance work (replacing some parts including my drive band, the polycord connector, my tension spring, and maybe my little yarn guide) but he got some oil and I got some lessons and I'll need to order some things, probably from Village Spinning & Weaving, and then I'll be ready to go again.

So, you know, happy Stash Enhancement :) I should have another post next week but we'll see how things go.


  1. That's a shame another yarn store is closing down, oh no. But score for you! So many lovely skeins, needles and roving! A nice haul.

  2. Too bad about the yarn store, we've had several close here in Connecticut, but also a few open...there are some really good, of course, I'm less than an hour from WEBS...nice stash enhancement! I bought some Zombie BBQ a few years ago...its a crocheted hat and cowl...