Stash acquisition

Is there anything more delightful than acquiring new yarn? Bringing into your life more color, texture, and planning what to do with it?  My life as a knitting instructor takes me to incredible events with yarn markets that place so much potential in my path.  Resistance is futile.

Apparently at Stitches West I was in a mood for blues and greens (may as a response to all of the pink yarn I have been knitting).  Personal knitting generally consists of adding to my wardrobe, and when I saw the tunic dress, Green Mountain Flyer, at the Green Mountain Spinnery booth, I was immediately drawn to it.

Designed by Maureen Clark, this is a lovely garment that could be a staple of my wardrobe, comfortable and classic.  But I worried about whether the wool would be too warm for the office.  I tend to layer, these days!  Fortunately, Green Mountain has many fiber options.  I chose their Cotton comfort yarn, which is a 2-ply DK weight that is lighter weight.  It is 20% organic cotton, 80% fine wool.  The green/blue colorway spoke to me, being vibrant and calming at the same time.

The Erin Lane bags that I picked out to carry my drop spindle supplies and Lucet projects also had similar colors.  So did the Habu yarn that I bought at Madrona.  I’m not sure what that yarn will be used for, but I am going to knit a swatch to see if it is suitable for a “Daily sweater“, from “Mason-Dixon: knitting outside the lines”  I’ve knit this before in Rowan Calmer, in the sweatshirt weight that the pattern calls for.  I think a lightweight version knit slightly over-sized might be really cool.  We will see if I change my mind after swatching.

So, it looks as though spring will be Green/Blue season for me!