Wednesday, April 01, 2009

It's that time of the month again

And I'm going to mix it up a bit this month.

In: 40 x 50g skeins (!!)

Out: 19 x 50g skeins

And no, that "In" amount is not an April Fool's Joke!! OMG! And the "Out" amount only looks respectable because I gave 11 skeins of yarn away this month, some to a good buddy to make a beret, and the rest to the blankets of friendship project - so a good deed and a stashbuster (does it make my good deed less good because of the dual motivation?!)

YTD: 44.5 x 50g balls - yep, almost doubled my YTD figure in one month. And no, that's not an April Fool's joke either!!

So what additions this month?


Hmmm, I did go a bit crazy during a Wollmeise update that I managed to catch by complete accident. I couldn't help myself.

I couldn't pass up her new semi-solid sock yarns in this gorgeous gorgeous red, now could I? Although, I could have bought even more (!!) but didn't. So I do have some restraint! (did that sound convincing?!).

And some Patonyle in the new red - because you can never have too many red yarns, can you? And it's such a nice red too.


And darn Cassidy's having a sale on their Rowan. Darn them, they led me astray!!

But I don't regret it, no I don't!

I just need to knit a bit more. You'd think I would, now being a lady of leisure, but I'm finding it's not working that way - this housework stuff takes a lot of time, when you have time to do it properly. And gee, homemade bread from scratch tastes good. And homemade biscuits. And cooking extra food for husby while I'm going to be away for the next few days (with no internet access - sob!). And as for the rest of it...well, I'm going to have to force myself to take time out from the computer, because I've got so many knitting plans...

18 comments:

Bells said...

40??!!! I need to pay closer attention when you tell me what you buy/come across etc. I would never have guessed 40..

Phew. That's a lot.

FABULOUS Wollmeise. Jealous (1000).

Michelle said...

40! Wow! I thought I was being bad for buying 10 (for the year). Not that I think you're bad. No. I just think you need to knit more (or crochet, it uses more yarn!)

2paw said...

Gather ye (wool) RoseRedBud while ye may I say!! It is certainly the season for knitting. The reds are not to be passed by. It is a lot though, it must be miles!!! It is ever so easy to fill in the days, I don;t know how I ever fitted work in!! (Mind you, I do sleep a lot now)

Donna Lee said...

One can never have too much red.
Housework takes up so much time when you are not trying to squeeze it all into an hour on Saturday. I am grateful for my bread machine because it does the work while I am at work and I love homemade bread.

Alwen said...

Wow, we might need to start a "Flash your Stash" meme!

Madge said...

Wollmeise AND Rowan?! Yowza! Glorious stash enhancement this month, hon.

Gidgetknits said...

Oh, do you do that excited little dance of "I got Wollmeise" when you manage to catch a sneak up? But it all does look so pretty!

LynS said...

Beautiful new yarns, Rosered. Whenever you knit them, they will be a delight. Where did you find the lovely red Patonyl? (I can't aspire to the Wollmeise!)

sweetp said...

They only seem to have yuk patonyle here , that red is gorgeous. And also very jelly of your wollmeise

Ann said...

That's a lot of yarn. I have been good & bought nothing this month.

kms said...

the little something i got you will have to count for april's IN all on its own after that haul! nice one. have a good time xx

Sarah said...

I think that Wollmeise makes it all perfectly understandable - and so restrained to leave any behind you!

MadMad said...

Seeing as how I just made fun of Tinkingbell for measuring her yarn in kilo amounts, I can't ignore this slip either. Shame, shame, shame! At least you both have such good taste. I've been thinking of getting some more kidsilk haze myself, for a oh, darn, can't think of the name. But At Upper Pond showed one on her blog, called Purple Haze. Beautiful. (It's a knitty pattern, too - I just can't think of it.) It'll come. Or I'll go look later... But anyway - what are YOU making?

PrincessPea said...

Nice yarn! I don't even know how to catch a Wollmeise update, yet alone get some yarn! I look forward to seeing what you cast on with some of your new enhanced stash :).

kgirl said...

those beautiful yarns could not have stayed un-purchased, by any means!!!

the Wollmeise is gorgeous, and I'm a bit keen to get to my LYS this morning and see if they have the red Patonyle in yet?! how exciting to finally have a good local red :)

enjoy your knitting time while you can!

TinkingBell said...

Pshaw - that's only 2kg!!! (But what a wonderful 2kg - Oh wollmesie - I keep missing the updates, no matter what I do - and I would crawl over broken glass for that red...)

Lucky duck!

jp said...

I am sure i heard most of these over the month in little increments but am overwhelmed by the whole. (And was truly jealous of the Wollmeise...no idea how you achieved that!)

Lin said...

Lovely yarn so worth it I say!!