Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Friday, January 26, 2007

More yarnstash? Yarn case nr 4 More and more

So, In my fourth Billy (yes, the doors are waiting for assembly). I have two boxes, And what do they contain? ehh, ehhh. Wool! I guess it is Evilla, Estonian yarn on the left, but on the right? Hmm, I return. The dark spoton top self is Finish three-threaded yarn, Syksy (autumn) that is a bit varigated in brown. I planned it originally for Catherine Parr, but realized it is not enough. Now, being half through Parr, I know it would have been. But, It is saved for another project. Thinking, Knitting Nature (and have those fractals ripping....but colour.. hmm, blue? Maybe... Blue and brown, or gold and brown. Or orange and brown or, lime and brown.. or....beige, golden, white and brown?) Yep, definitely.The right side there is LACE-weight shawlyarn. Some Shealdan Faroese, Some Mora. Some unknown yarn shopping accidents ;-) Anyhow, Im still trying to decide what I should do for the Faroese- KAL. Going through the Faroese book like a maniac! Half of the next shelf reviels it is the overfilled Noro-shelf. And, My very recent Noro shopping is not even there. Ok, If you know Noro, you see it is a LOT of Kureyon. My great thin balls from US, and on the left a two colors of a great soft Kochoran. It is silk garden, it is at least 2 set-ups of more than 10 balls. I love the colors of Kureyon, and I think it really hints on what is coming. Ok, not the greatest quality wool, and sometimes bad knots, but who cares. Colours! Next is just a mix of great stuff. Most sale and Great shopping. The purpule is Rowanspun, the light lavender and light blue also Rowanspun. The pink is the great Twinni yarn (or was this Nikolaj yarn) Denmark anyhow. The reddish purple in the middle and the blue next to it is New Zealand merino from DK (Århus). Very left corner is from a great swedish spinnery - Wåhlsteds. On the right... hmm Isnt that all the WOOL-Cotton balls from Rowan? And some Jaeger matchmaker merino, And som more Rowan and Jager wool. Ok. Next shelf is a lot of Kid silk Haze from Rowan, and some novelty yarn (Lana grossa). Also colinettes new kid mohair and some other mohair. On the right is a since long planned LIME enterlac that is coloured by HV in a rather harsh woolyarn. Great spring colours. The last two shelfs could be said in one word. Twined knitting - or Two-end knitting yarn. It is all Z-twined yarn for this very special and extremely time-consuming technique. The pink plastic bag does contain my very normal (?) bag of just pink off yarns, that I thought I would create a real princess cardigan. So many different yarns. There is also the pink purple just underneath that is Garstudio Angora-.wool, that is also planned for a aran sweater with flossed sleeve (in black-white pink/purple). The darker purple is for my Two-end knitted sweater. Most of all my twined z-spun yarn is from my dear friend Anne-Maj Ling, own yarn-collection, who also wrote a fantastic book about the technique (available from Interweawe knits). A master-piece. I will definitely do a lot of socks, mittens, caps in it. Some few hanks are from Wåhlstedts who also does this yarn. Maybe Im not weird, but this hording of yarn puts me into very weird for non-knitters. I thank you knitters out there for encouragement. And Lene Lovic... ah, Mary I would hide in the NY disco and dance for hours. And Cecila, I remember that ad, you might be right. It is made based on me (or, Im not the only one). And dearest Hila, you so brighten me up! Well not going to smootchy now.. you know I luv you all out three! And hell-work week (10 days in a row) is over. Ahh. Weekend.

8 comments:

Mary said...

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Wait..do you have 4 bookcases full of yarn?? I still think I have more...LOL

Garngamen said...

Im not done yet ;-)

Agneta said...

Det är skönt att läsa ditt garnförråd. Det ger mig hopp, när jag inte kan låta bli att köpa nytt garn bara för att jag gillar känslan av det, färgen eller bara för att få prova. Det är tillåtet att ha mycket garn:-)

heidi said...

Du tar verkligen stickning på allvar! Inte nog med att du har ett garnförråd som kan göra vem som helst grön av avundsjuka, du gör fina saker av det också!

Fast bara 10-dagars vecka? Själv har jag ett arbetsschema där jag jobbar 11 nätter, ledig 4, jobbar 12 nätter, ledig 7, sedan börjar det om igen, och sedan pluggar jag ju dagtid på GU. I mitt nästa liv tänker jag jobba mindre och ha mer ledig tid för annat:-)

Janicke said...

Så fantastisk å se at du har like store mengder garn som jeg har! Mange vakre prosjekter der. Du kan se bloggen min på www.maskesprell.sprayblogg.no

Vennlig hilsen en norsk garngalen kollega.

Zina said...

Oh my, så läckra bilder!

marianne lundholm said...

men sigrid, va gul o få se några av dina garnlager, härligt

Kerstin said...

Haha, your pictures remind me of my mother's yarn collection and old memories from when I was a small girl and once every summer we were all forced to spend a whole day taking out all that yarn into the garden to vent it in the sun. Now of course I know how addictive it is to knit and to buy all that beautiful yarn so I understand my mother (and all other crazy yarn collectors for that matter) more than well, but so far I've managed to avoid huge piles of yarn myself... ;-)