Monday, January 20, 2014

Post-Holiday Stash Enhancement!

As I may have mentioned in an earlier post, my husband thoughtfully bought me a WEBS gift certificate for Christmas. After much internal debate, I placed a carefully-chosen order:
  • 3 bundles of handpainted Targhee Top from Abstract Fiber in "The Gorge" colorway (the idea is to have enough finished handspun to make a large project of some sort!)
  • 2 skeins of Terra from the Fibre Company in Blue Spruce (to make this cabled hat from Vintage Modern Knits)
  • 2 skeins Valley Yarns Northampton Sport in Gray (this is for a top-secret design project I'm currently working on!)
After a small delay due to the insane weather this month, it arrived and I am dying to dive in! Alas, I find myself heading to Orlando today for business while Tyler holds down the fort. I'm pretty sure I'll be busting out the spinning wheel just as soon as I return home and get unpacked. 

I also purchased a pound of Louet Dorper Top; I'd spun some during Spinzilla last October and fell in love! At the beginning of this month, it was 50% off at The Woolery during their final Fiber Toys promotion. If you missed out, fear not - they'll have more great deals for you next holiday season, so I highly recommend signing up for their newsletter for monthly updates.

I haven't made many resolutions for 2014, but I would like to continue my efforts to work from my stash and existing library of books and patterns as much as possible. I know I'll still continue to buy yarn and fiber - it's inevitable - but I am certainly going to be choosier with my purchases in 2014.

What are your fiber-related resolutions for 2014? 

1 comment:

  1. Great purchases! That handpainted top in particular is gorgeous.