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Perhaps the most important rule in my weekly sit-n-stitch group is that if any member gets new yarn, they have to bring it to the group. In fact, that might be our only rule. We’re pretty easy-going. But if someone mentions that they went to a yarn store, or got a shipment of yarn in the mail, they better have it with them! We all want to see it, pet it, touch it. Its impossible for any one knitter/crocheter to acquire all the nice yarn in the world (sad but true). So we compensate for that by sharing the experience of new yarn. It doesn’t quite make up for owning the new yarn yourself. But it helps.
I’m following that rule here. When I get new yarn, I share. I can’t pass the balls and skeins through the screen so you can fondle it all (which is what we do at my weekly groups) but I can make a post full of
yarn porn detailed pictures.
Which is to say… I got new yarn and I need to play with it even though I have two projects demanding my attentions. Maybe this will fight off the urge to cast on for a few days.
The new yarn came in a bag and not a box. I know. The Feline Overlord was displeased too. I explained to her that she already had two empty cardboard boxes in my living room to play with. She never accepts my reasonable explanations and I should probably just not bother.
No box. Even so, she made do.
After she, umm, scent marked the bag, rolled on top of it, and gave me the requisite dirty look, I got to retake possession of the bag. Here is what we got:
Stroll Tonal Sock Yarn in Colorway Matcha
Stroll is one of the more popular lines of yarn that Knit Picks makes. I’ve used Stroll before and I liked it. Then Knit Picks went and put out new colors, including this Matcha, and I just had to get more. Love this color.
- 75% Superwash merino, 25% nylon
- 100g & 462 yards
- hand painted in subtle variegated shades
I had no specific project in mind when I ordered this skein. Its hand painted yarn for $11. And they made new colors. How can anyone resist that?
Diadem Solid Fingering in Colorway Argent Solid
Want to know how much of a yarn-geek I am? When I saw that two colors of Diadem were listed as “goodbye” and two more were listed as “low-stock” I immediately sent off a panicked email to the head marketing person at Knit Picks (I’m an affiliate and they have to put up with personal emails from me) demanding to know if this yarn was being discontinued. They said “no, Jenn, its not going anywhere”. Phew. So I only ordered one skein instead of… as many as I could afford.
Have you checked out Diadem? It glows.
- 50% baby Alpaca, 50% mulberry silk
- 100g & 329 yards
- soft spun single ply
So I’m thinking a handkerchief shaped cowl, worn kind of cowgirl style. And I’m thinking it should be in a pattern that mimics the look of chain mail because I’m in love with that metallic sheen.
Cotlin DK in Colorways Sagebrush and Lichen
Cotlin was what I was planning to order. It was all I was planning to order. Those other two skeins were sort of an accident. I haven’t tried Cotlin before and it looked like the perfect summer yarn.
- 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen
- 50g & 123 yards
Tanguis cotton is a Peruvian cotton that has a longer than normal staple length. Supposedly it makes great yarn. Adding linen to cotton usually strengthens it and keeps it from getting all stretched out. So I’m thinking these two balls can be a shrug, a very simple, across the shoulders, shrug to wear in the warm months.
That’s the new stash. I feel better having played with it all. I don’t need to start three new projects tonight. This yarn can all go into the yarn closet until I’ve finished the projects I have going now.
Did you buy any of that? Yeah me neither. That must be why the new yarn hasn’t made it into the yarn closet yet.