Sunday, April 01, 2007

Stash flashing!

Well today is the 3rd annual 'Flash your stash' day and in it's honour, I let out some of the stash to play. I celebrated the occasion with my favourite sock yarn especially dyed by me by the delightful jcasa. I had always wanted Kool Aid yarn but didn't have the guts to try it...so Jen gathered some berry flavours and dyed this merino sock yarn for me. I have yet to find a deserving pattern so it is still unknit. Thought I keep it in a ziploc to maintain the integrity of it's Kool-Aidy aroma and enjoy a berry whiff every chance I get ;0) And yes, I totally lit candles atop my very favourite yarn. What? Yarn is self-extinguishing! Plus I supervised very closely!



Up next, eight balls of Elann's baby cashmere batter and six balls of berry pink Baby Silk (also from Elann...I heart that place!) frosting whipping up in the kitchen. Getting hungry yet?



And then, because I am watching my yarn figure, a little mixed green salad. Two shades of green from Hanne Falkenberg's Diva 8 kit (which I would like to destash -the kit including pattern - for $100 including shipping...let me know if you are interested! -- PENDING), some Peruvian Highland Wool in 'peridot' and a few balls of Elann Baby Silk also in 'peridot.'



Up next is all my beatnik yarn. All purchased in the last few months. All grey. All uninspiring! That's actually a colour photo, folks! Blah, eh? What can I say? All this Rowan ASC, Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere and Elann Devon was on sale ;0)



For those days when socks are just what the knitting doctor ordered...a medicine cabinet full of sock yarn. Mostly Sock it to Me from Elann and various lovelies from Knit Picks.



Some Rowan Wool in 'heath' (my favouritest yarn ever!) jamming up a baritone. Yup, we have a baritone! Bet you didn't know that about me, did you? I, of course, don't play the baritone. Neither does anyone I know. But I have one. One of the many many many weird things I discovered when my husband I moved in together. He's got lots of strange things but considering the amount of yarn I've got hiding under the bed...well I guess a baritone isn't that weird. I mean he does play the french horn. Though we don't have one of those. Just a baritone. Julian gets quite a kick out of it though. We take it out to toot at least once a week. Who knows, maybe Jujube will be some baritone maestro (is there such a thing?) someday. Right now though, he can't quite reach the mouthpiece ;0)



A sinkful of blue leftover from last year's flash your stash day. I did use up some of it for the menorah pillow this holiday season, but other than that. I'm still stashing all this blue ;0)



And this sirdar cotton too ;0) One of these days it'll become something cute. Perhaps trellis for Lolo?



Did you flash your stash today?

25 comments:

  1. These are all fabulous pictures! (I especially love the medicine cabinet!) Thanks for sharing your stash.

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  2. I love your pictures!

    You should make birthday cards with that first picture!

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  3. Anny, you are so creative with you picture taking! I love them!

    I've just ordered some of the Elann yarns (for scarves) yesterday, and I'm looking forward to getting it.

    I'm having a little contest on my blog (Kitten Knits Yarn). You have until midnight pacific time tonight (Sunday) to get your name in on the draw. Everyone is invited to join!

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  4. I would love the kit. Just emailed you about it!! C:

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  5. You post the best pictures.

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  6. ohhhhhh my gosh! love the photos, you make the stash look so inspiring!!!!!!!!!!so you better get knitting now
    Corrie:)

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  7. What great and creative photos! Enjoyed checking out your stash...thanks for sharing!

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  8. This post is too funny! I love the medicine cabinet shot.. that's the kind of week I've had! And I'm going to go work on some socks right now :)

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  9. Anonymous7:31 a.m.

    Do a little work with Photoshop and Card creator, you could sell these pics on the internet! Can I put in my order for the birthday and medicene chest cards??? First get them copywritten althought the date and this blog are pretty good backups. Good luck!
    ty.

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  10. The kit yarn looks beautiful. Not crazy about the pattern. But, I would gladly accept any destashings if I can apply my own creative vision.

    I am insanely jealous of the "frosting."

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  11. Fabulous pictures! :)

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  12. Anonymous3:10 p.m.

    I love your pictures!! and yes, I think knitting 2 sweaters that quickly is pretty amazing, but I hope you make it! :)

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  13. I LOVED those pictures!...and LOVED the stash lol...you have some great yarns in it!...I love Elann too - great yarns at great prices - can't go wrong...

    drop by our blog if you have a chance (two little ones at home don't leave a person much spare time!), we are having a contest!...

    Kim

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  14. Creativity with your photos looks fun and fantastic. I love the salad and mixing bowl pics too. It looks as though you will be able to create a few fabulous knits with all of those.

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  15. Pretty yarn and pictures -- I think I liked the baritone best!

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  16. Too cute, too crafty, and alot of stashy. This is my first time here and I love it. Great blog.

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  17. I absolutely love the pictures. You're so creative! I thought the salad was my favorite until I saw the medicine cabinet full of yarn! Perfect.

    love,
    r

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  18. A new baby and you've still got time and energy to be so creative? I am quite impressed!!

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  19. What gorgeous photographs! Love your stash, especially that purple Rowan. As we're getting used to the idea of adding a second little one to our Fricky family, it's comforting and inspiring to see how you've managed- and kept up blogging!

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  20. Love the way u display those yarns.

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  21. Great photos! You rock.

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  22. I love the creativity in your pictures! I would flash my stash, except I am experiencing technical difficulties and cannot post pictures.

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  23. Very funny - you made me smile!!

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  24. your yarn cake is adorable! i agree with sgeddes - what a great card!

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  25. Seriously, get a total of twelve photos like this and sell them as calendars. Or sell notcards--please!!

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