Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stash stuff

First, here are a couple of finished projects:
The Nostalgic Ear-Flap Hat from a Churchmouse Yarns and Teas newsletter (I added a brim).

and my first (and second) Monster (and baby) from Rebecca Danger's pattern.

This monster and her baby are in a box right now headed for Missoula, MT and a little girl's first birthday.

The other thing I'm doing is archiving my stash on Ravelry.  I was inspired by a Knit 'N Needle shoppe thread of people taking pictures of their stash.  I took one overall picture that looked like a bunch of plastic bags

 and then I started taking pictures in earnest.

Sock yarn from Needlework Unlimited in Minneapolis;
Manos del Uruguay kettle-dyed wool from Knit 'N Needle in Whitefish;

Noro Kureyon from Knit 'N Needle, I think;

Even more of the silk/mohair than I thought I had;

       Remember this Icelandic wool from Harris?  I think it may have come from Ram Wools.  And why won't it post right-side up?  Dagnabbit, contrary Blogger!
Of course, all that is only a smidgeon of what I have.  And then, since I know you'll be in ND, Nancy dear, why don't you take a picture of your stash for us to gloat over?  Because I find that I can gloat over someone else's stash.  I suppose you'll have a yarn stash and a fabric stash.  Which is bigger?
Oh - and if someone thinks you're wasting your time, just think how handy it would be for insurance purposes - because it's amazing how many dollars we crafters have stashed in our stashes!  It's like E and her stuffies. : )

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monarch and Zinnia puzzle