Rules for Feeding the Stash

Monday, April 18, 2016

Our Common Thread: Part One

Hello friends! It feels like it's been forever! I had a total blast at my knitting retreat this year, but I'm super excited to be back and ready to share with you! I drove up on Thursday and got to the lodge at about 4:30 pm, which left plenty of time on Thursday night for knitting (I honestly don't think I went to bed before 1:00 am any morning of the retreat!).

I'll have an FO post later this week, but during my retreat I managed to finish my Springtastic Socks and reknit the hem of my Cherry Pie Skirt! I also finished the first sleeve of my Que Sera, and made it to the stripes on my Nusa. Not too shabby, although I have to admit I was knitting for at least 12 hours a day!

I also fed the stash juuuust a little bit. I dyed a ton of yarn (dyeing post to come!), and I bought a few things too. I do have plans for most of what I got, though so it's not really feeding the stash, right?? Up first I have three skeins of The Dyeing Arts Lush in "Frog Pond," which is sadly not a regular colorway. I love how light and happy these are, and I'm planning to turn them into Low Tide.

I also got these three skeins from Daria of Cloud 9 Fiberworks. I'm thinking about using two of these for a Color Affection, but I need to figure out the third color. I'd planned to use all three of them, but now I'm not so sure. I'll have to look at other people's projects and see what I think-either way, I absolutely love the colors in these skeins!

Finally, I got a skein for plain old socks-this is another one from The Dyeing Arts, in "Ectoplasm," I'm not usually one for light-colored socks because I'm so afraid of getting them dirty on my floors, but I can't help but imagine how fun these light green and white stripes will be!

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  1. This retreat looks so fun! I love all the yarns you got, especially that last skein with the whites and greens :D Welcome back!

  2. How cool to attend a knitting retreat. That is super awesome. Glad you got some goodies.

  3. Oh man, someday I want to go to a knitting retreat too! Looks like a fun and productive time was had. :D Love that frog pond yarn!

  4. Knitting retreat! That sounds fantastic! :)

  5. knitting for 12 hours a day sounds so amazing, glad you made so much good progress. Also excited to see what you dyed up- I've never tried dying before, I bet it's really addictive!