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Stash Saturday #26

Life is so good! Knitting is happening! The house is getting close to done! Summer is here and the pool is open! Not sure what else there is to say.

Stash On Hand: 62,345 yards and 337 skeins
Knitted Stash: 177 yards and 1 skein
Purchased Stash: 426 yards 2 skein
Ending Stash: 62,594 yards and 338 skeins

I failed again, stash was added this week. But for a good reason. LOL, aren’t they all? I had to go to Terre Haute to take Grad Girl to take her MCAT. She is trying to get a better score and applying to more schools this fall. So while I waited the 5 hours for the test, I dropped in on Martha at River Wools. It’s been a long time since I was there, but Martha was welcoming as always. I fell in love with some Araucania Ruca, but really can’t justify more shawl weight yarn! In talking with Martha I was reminded that I haven’t done any charity hat knitting since the move. So I picked up some darling Cozy Soft to make some for both genders.

The Cozy Soft by Ella Rae is really some delightful yarn. I used it for this sweet sweater once upon a time, or two.

But more exciting, another FO. Sure, it’s only a measly pair of Fuzzy Feet, but they still count as a finished object.


I also picked up the vest I have been working on since last Fall, except for the time the extra skeins went missing! But, voila, they magically appeared when we unpacked the house stuff. Even though I had searched every place I could have imagined when the items were still in the old house, I never could root them out. Now I can’t remember where I unearthed them in the unpacking, I am just glad I did.

I just LOVE Alpaca with a Twist. Why oh why did they close up shop!!! So smooth and soft. So weighty, so fine. Just wish I had a house full of it.

And just because he’s sooo darn cute! My nephew Dog Dallas getting lost in the furniture.

┬áHe’s the cutest CockaPoo I ever saw. But he sure doesn’t know how to be still or not chew on your fingers and toes!

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Stash Saturday #25

Well, it happened. Stash happened. But I had a very good reason for it. Seems my SIL shrunk my BIL’s slippers. So she came begging for another pair. And I am happy to oblige, because he loves the heck out of them!!! This will be the 3rd pair for him.

Crimson Red for his favorite team, IU, which is my least favorite team!
He should be thankful I am willing to make them in red. LOL

So I dropped in at Nomad Yarns to grab a skein of wool. One of my favorite wools, Ella Rae. Just love it’s hand and the colors. I happened to drop in while their knitting group was gathered. I had high hopes of joining them, but seeing the packed crowd in such a small area, I am rethinking that idea. Which leaves me looking again. There is a group that gathers in Noblesville on Mondays, but much too far for a weekly gathering, considering I already drive to that area on Wednesdays each week. Oh well, maybe I can find some souls to start my own.

Hopefully I will have an ally to gather with when my neighbor moves in across the street in a month. She and her husband dropped in to meet me the other day and she said something about her sewing room. Well my ears picked up on that!!! We are of similar ages so I think it will be a wonderful new friendship.

Now, the deets on the stash.

Stash On Hand: 62,226 yards and 337 skeins
Knitted Stash: 100 yards and 1 skein
Purchased Stash: 219 yards 1 skein
Ending Stash: 62,345 yards and 337 skeins

I won’t be too upset since I didn’t go too wild with the buying. 1 skein here and there won’t break the bank!

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Master Bedroom

I adore this valance!!

Bare walls while we decide what goes where.

The bed was originally under the 3 windows, this arrangement is better. We are doing roller shades on the small windows and it will be easier to access them now.

We are so close to being done with everything!