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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

More Stash. Book case nr 3. Mostly WOOL!

Sorry for being weird yesterday, yepp H. I was just tired and sleeping helps thanks. It is raining again, and I got a running nose (again). Synchronization. Anyhow, that big cardboard-box is filled with Quivit fleece. I got my manager to buy it for me on location. But, I do not feel like a confident spinner to dig into it yet, So the entire black-box on the right is fleece from merino and islandic wool and all sorts of collections. The top shelf is the yarn for Catherine Parr that that is my WIP right now. That will create a "temporary whole" but my guess is I will have enough for gloves, a hat, a scarf, and socks. Maybe also a bag and a Parr Ipod case ;-) Well, we see. The big white, is just 1 kg (2.2 pounds?!) plain two-threaded white wool, that could be dyed, but also could stay white. On the right (in a plastic bag) is the Färgkraft 2-threaded great hand-coloured yarn. I have a lot of thoughts for that, but I think a plain Aran or structured knit will look great.
Next picture has a "repeat" of the top (sorry, didn't think when I took the pictures.) But shelf below reveals more secrets. To the left is the yarn fo Bohus in plastic. It is definitely the Grey Mist, and Blue Shimmer. The whitish plastic bag with some pink in it reveils yet another Bohus pattern (from Karin Kahnlund) that got it exclusively (I think, I do not remeber its name)... Anyhow the yellow/limish is a bag of Gunga-Din yarn 2-threaded. I had a plan of doing a "plain" Guernsey out of it. But plain yellow is a bit sharp, it is not matured enough to be knitted just yet. Also 1 Kg (which seems to be my standard buy when I plan a sweater and do not know anything about lenght of yarn.) And to the right is the collected Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4Ply that is already out of order but still available and has a faboulus feel to it. Definitely the next fair-isle pattern will come from there. A lot of greens and blues and very little white and such. This next two shelfs are filled with goodies. From top left, 3 Alpaca big-wool, behind is some Anny Blatt green mohiar. The darker blie is Cashmere mix bought in Croatia (but from Italy), and the light blue is some weird fuzzy German novelty yarn. The grey all shades are Naturgarn's Alpacka Sport (1 kilo each. You can also find the yellow alpacka I plant-dyed myself on the bottom. The grey and yellow is for a "bubble-sweater". Then some thinner alpacka in lime (Denmark). On top some dark Jaeger Alpaka thin from London. These goes into mittens and to highlights in machine-knits. Topshelf to the right is Felted Tweed in my lime, that a have great plans for - I luve reading the Rowan Magazines over and over.
Bottom shelf I go from right to left. It makes sense. It is Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed in red about 15 hanks, and than 8 in blue and 8 in green. It is a very non-soft wool. I would call it harsh! But, I got a great magazine for just this yarn, most of it bought at a Yarn-sale at Fantasy (in Arvika). The left of that shelf is all Norvegian yarn. Norsk Kunstvevgarn, and Norweigan Spelsau. Im sure there is also Old-series and some other. Basically it is Mitten yarn for "Håndplagg" (author Heide Fossnäs). Just a fantastic book. Buy it for eye-candy and mitten inspiration. Thick and beautiful. The last two shelfs are PT2 (Per Tyving 2-thread wool), which I have lots of. Definitely planning to do Norsk Strikkedesigh or Poetry of Stiches patterns. The ribbed jacket, and some other pattern.. Also some Rauma Finull's yarn. Do not tell it all. But a lot. Last shelf is dedicated to Mojärv spinnery. It is all two-threaded yarn with a great colorscale, and honest yarn from North of Sweden (which do not have a blog - guess if they are missing out!). Here are a number of sweaters planned. You can actually spot a little color swatch on one of the patterns in the middle. Yepp, that is on my list and I will eventually decide. Now it is work again. Late night. Compensation for sleeping in.

8 comments:

Zoe said...

You have so much wool and such nice stuff. Like the sound of a Catherine Parr ipod case. Can you imagine this Tudor Queen listening to music on one?

We are in for very bad storms with gale force winds up to 80 mph!!! Wish us luck! Snow may come Sunday night.

Annelie said...

Idel, ädel godsaker! Jag blir himla glad av att se det. Tänk vad kul jag kommer att ha om jag ska försöka nå dit. ;)

Mary, Mary... said...

"Knit Complicated"--love it! I just bought a bunch of Debbie Bliss cashmerino for a Dale of Norway pattern, although I am sorely tempted by Norsk strikkedesign/Poetry in Stitches. Your shelves look great--congrats on the organization!

HPNY Knits said...

its nice to see the stash so organised! makes you want to knit more, no? if tat is even possible...
:-)

Mary said...

Humm...I really can't comment on YOUR stash...not so bad and lots of great yarn! Someday I will post a picture of mine.

Susan Wallace said...

I'm not a blogger, I do read yours, I've got a question, I've got some Norsk Kunstvevgarn, all single colors, do you think 2 balls would be enough for mittens, on size 2.25 or 2.50 needles?

Garngamen said...

First! Thanks my dear friends for commenting! And Susan, What is enough? Depending on wear, hand-size, and how big cuffs you need. I would say 75 gram (three balls) are definitely making it. 2 balls 25 gram, and half-mittens? It will be tight for a grown-up but might work for a kid, no problem. I would suggest you to do this: a base colour, use the Norsk Kunstvev to make pattern! That is what Im doing. But hey, we all have different tastes. In Sweden now it is -4 Celcius and 20 cm snow. So, I would suggest 4 balls to keep me warm ;-)

Zoe said...

I hope you don't mind, I've tagged you. Please see my post of today. Hope you can join in.