Friday, October 24, 2008

YPF: Aisling Fingering Weight

I just searched my tags and discovered that I haven’t done a Yarn Pr0n Friday since August. Oops. As at least two of my friends noticed this week, I have done a massive Ravelry stash update, so I have plenty of yarn to keep me blog-busy for months. Basically, everything that has come into the house since Maryland Sheep & Wool in May.

Seriously. It’s scary. I have a metric ton of sock yarn in this house.

And we won’t even discuss the amount of fabric I folded and put away in the basement over the last week.

I am coming to the realization that I could use a few more wearable sweaters (preferably handknit … and, ya know, finished) but otherwise? I have plenty. Plenty of sock yarn. Plenty of fabric. Plenty. Plenty. Plenty. It's about time for a sock yarn stash spending freeze.

But enough of that. It’s Friday, so I’ll share my Yarn Pr0n.

This is a recent acquisition. It stared at me from its perch on the fireplace at Bloomin Yarns for about two weeks before it really had to come home with me. (it's twin is still hanging out there if you love this skein as much as I do!)

It’s extremely soft and squishy


It’s not my general first-choice color (I have way too much blue in the stash), but these colors really work together.


From a deep forest green to a nice fall gold with some light green parts and barely-dyed spots in between. I just love it.

Fingering Weight
Color #306 Duck Soup
100% Superwash Merino Wool
100 grams
460 yards

The basement is clean! I'll take pictures tomorrow, but if I can find the time this weekend, I have the space all ready to get some sewing done. YAHOO!!! :-)

6 comments:

SJ said...

Oooh, nice! I hope you'll knit with it soon so you can tell me how you like it. I'm in love with her laceweight, and I just adore how she names her colorways after movies.

Jenn said...

Dana bought some of that yarn when she went to Bloomin a couple of months ago, I forget what colorway she bought.

You could always think of the yarn as insulation for your house, right?

Daniele said...

Ooooo. Love it. I'm feeling all giddy now. Thank you! :)

HB said...

Love it! I am on a fabric diet myself, although I do need to buy some backing fabric this weekend for a Christmas gift I'm working on. I stayed away from Rhinebeck on purpose - but CT Yarn and Wool is only about 10 minutes from my house so I can always get into trouble there!

MollyBeees said...

I hear ya. There is barely room in my new place for ME with all the yarn I have tucked in every nook and cranny! And I DONATED 4 hefty bags and a box of quilting material to a local church after the yard sale. Sheesh! I'd have to live to be 1000 to use all of that up!

Donna Lee said...

That is beautiful yarn. I have enought sock yarn to keep me for a while but not much other weights. I tend to buy what I need and not stash yarn. Except sock yarn. Something about sock yarn that I can't resist.