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I have been quite delinquent on showing some of the nice yarns added to my stash during the past few months. Here’s a catch-up!


Back in June, Dad traveled down to NC for a family wedding and brought back a few skeins for me (thank you!). I think Cousin J (Hi!) helped him pick out these. I love the different shades of brown. The two darker browns are Colinette Jitterbug, and the two on the right are Curious Creek Fibers Omo.


I’m thrilled to finally have some Jitterbug and would love to knit some knee-highs with it. Curious Creek is new to me, and the yarn is pure luxury, a 50-50 silk merino blend.

Next up was the Simply Socks Yarn Company’s premiere sock club. The focus was on Small Dyers; I was excited to try this out since I hadn’t used or stashed any of the yarns from the dyers included in this installment.



I love the “Bramble” colorway from Sleeping Dragon because it reminds me of U of MN students wearing maroon and gold sweatshirts with jeans.


The red one you’ve already seen—I used it for the Elegance socks I sent to my second Sockapalooooza pal.



The Dream in Color was my favorite, even though orange rates low in my color preferences. It arrived during the peak of Autumn and seemed to match the weather perfectly.


In September, <a target=”_blank” title=”Bellamoden (New Window)’ href=””>bellamoden announced her new Etsy shop with her hand-dyed yarns.


I was thrilled with this gorgeous “Like Water for chocolate” colorway! If you haven’t seen her beautifully dyed yarns yet (they’re now available at The Loopy Ewe too), tarry no longer!


This is the yarn Mom won during the local Shop Hop. I love how soft the Cascade 220 Superwash feels. The persimmon and teal were perfect colors for Cousin M, so we included them with her birthday gifts last month.


Last, but not least, this will be a sight already familiar to many: the October shipment of the BMFA Rockin’ Sock Club: Lenore. It’s a lovely color, brown with hints of mauve.

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18 Responses to “Implosion”

  1. Chris Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 8:10 am


  2. Lisa Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 9:40 am

    Wow! You have some great looking stuff there! Enjoy knitting it all!

  3. Christy Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 10:21 am

    do you need help knitting any of that up? I’ll be right over…

  4. Jeanne Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 11:04 am

    I love all of it. How do you decide what to knit next?

  5. Tammy Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    Love that “like water for chocolate” colorway! I think I’m heading to the Loopy Ewe now…

  6. Tracey Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    Lovin’ the bramble…not to mention the name sleeping dragon. So cool. Nice stash enhancement going on here.

  7. Elisabeth Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    I really like the Bramble, too. It looks like it would make some great cozy socks.

  8. Guinifer Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    I think the Bella color is my favorite. Are you going to make another hat with that Cascade Superwash?

  9. Tanya Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    Nice stash additions! Jitterbug is really nice. I wish my dad brought yarn home to me!!

  10. Carrie K Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Nice stash enhancement! That Water for Chocolate colorway is dreamy.

  11. lisa Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    oooooh, what lovely additions to your stash! I really like the deep red (blood red?) from Amy… and the orangy yarn too. But they are all be-a-utiful!

  12. stariel Says:
    December 10th, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    Very pretty yarn! I need to stop look at peoples’ yarn pics because it just makes me want to buy more sock yarn that I do NOT need!

  13. Kelly Says:
    December 11th, 2007 at 7:39 am

    looooooooove the BellaModen! YUMMMMY!

  14. trek Says:
    December 11th, 2007 at 8:48 am

    The Bramble really is pretty!!

  15. kmkat Says:
    December 11th, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Hard to say which is prettiest, really. But what is that many-legged thing in the upper right corner of the last photo? It looks both yarn-like and scary.

  16. Tracey Says:
    December 11th, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    Have we hit 2k yet?

  17. Nicole Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 11:45 am

    So many delicious yarns… as I scrolled down, I thought “Ooo, that one’s my favorite… no, that one… oh, wait, I really like that one too…” and so on! :)

  18. Opal Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    my favorite is the bella donna. sooo pretty. :)

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