During the later part of last year, things were getting busy and I didn't have as much time as I'd like to craft. My stash was getting out of hand, my yarns were everywhere and I couldn't keep up with all the wonderful patterns out there. Mom couldn't sit on the sofa because there was knitting needles planted there growing mushrooms. So, sometime end of last year, I made a resolution to stop purchasing yarn and mags.
Despite a devious crafty little mind going crazy trying to work ways out to circumvent my restraint every now and then, I've managed to behave myself quite well. I'm pretty surprised myself. A rummage through my stash recently was a startling revelation.
My new stash since beginning of this year. Yay!
Clockwise, the 2 balls of blue green yarns you see on your right are Candy from Artful Yarns. The one and only time I succumbed to eBay. Next, there's yummy organic cotton yarn sampler in all their colorways and 1 skein of mulberry silk yarn. The organic yarns and silk was something that I had wanted for the longest time.
You probably can't read the piece of paper there in the middle of the yarns. But it came with the cotton yarns. For those unfamiliar with organic cotton, here's what it reads
"Color grown cotton will not fade with washing; instead the colors become richer and brighter. If the color fades with sunlight, simply wash it and add a little washing soda to brighten it again.
For sampling, the greatest change happens when you place yarn in water, heat to boiling, take off heat and let yarn cool in the water. This can be done in a microwave also, use plenty of water. Try different alkaline solutions for different color changes. Add some washing soda."
And get this... These yarns in the picture are all that I've purchased this year. Can you believe it? Well, neither can I. That's just 2 purchases for the past 10 months. Considering that I've been relatively good, This a little additional to the stash won't hurt....Right?