Wednesday, 7 January 2009


Yesterday evening I was looking in the stash for a ball of Trekking XXL sock yarn in shades of purple. I knew I had one, somewhere. I just couldn't find it.

I wanted it for the Tibetan Socks in Cat Bordhi's New Pathways book - not the Tall Tibetan ones which I am making from STR mediumweight, those are still on the needles - but the shorter ones with the fall-down cuffs, worked with the Trekking XXL held double. I feel a need for thick socks at the moment, with the temperatures as low as they are right now.

Anyway, I was looking in the stash. I did not find the purple Trekking XXL, but I did find - oh joy! - a whole extra pack of Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran.

I thought I had more of this stuff! I can't remember what I had in mind when I bought it, but I had been sure that I had a generous sweater's worth of it - except that when I was planning to make the February Lady Sweater, I could only find one pack. Not enough. I was puzzled - why would I have only bought one pack? 750 metres of aran weight doesn't go far with me. Surely there was more? - but no, I couldn't find it.

Until yesterday evening! Now I can have a February Lady Sweater in this lovely smooth sheeny stuff, if I still want to. Or Mr Greenjeans. Or a Central Park Hoodie. Or Cassidy. Or Ariann, currently the front runner - in fact I have a suspicion that's what I had in mind when I bought this yarn. I'm very pleased!

And this morning, I found the purple Trekking as well.

Things do work out right, sometimes.


Kate said...

Oh, there's an idea! I've had two packs of the same yarn in my stash for ages as well. I bought it with Rogue in mind but I think subconsciously I've always known that it was more suited to something a bit more lacy.

I do wish I could go also through my stash and accidentally find a whole pack of yarn, though. ;-)

Lin said...

That sounds likea great yarn to find, which colour is it?