Thursday, February 09, 2006

Embarrassment of riches

Today a friend of my Mum's left a large box of yarn (most ack!), 4 ring binders full of patterns and dozens of sets of needles. Two hours later, I've managed to match up 36 pairs of mostly metal needles, some odd sets of dpns and am left with 24 singletons (which of course don't match my vase full of singletons). If anyone is after some metal straights, LMK and I'll see you right.

Now to tackle the yarn. I'm thinking a donation of the 8ply to Project Linus or Wrapped With Love. The patterns will wait until another day.

Also collected my Nanna's nylon ribbon stash. Will be experimenting with Bonbon.

And what should arrive at my parents' house (courtesy of the lovely postie who couldn't fit them in my letterbox), but a huge bag of baby ack, some chocolate brown sock yarn (500g but I have large feet) and some notions.

I am drowning in knitting paraphernalia! :)

9 comments:

ReenyFish said...

So much stuff! You lucky thing...

Any needle-pile-extensions are always welcome in my end of the world! I've got a few people waiting to be corrupted too if u desperately need to get rid of random paraphernalia. ^_^

Thanks again for the gorgeous baby yarn and other oddments from the swap basket!

Astrolábio said...

thanks for the visit!

Jejune said...

Drown away my dear! You know you love it ;)

Taphophile said...

Reenyfish if you are coming over on Sunday with your Master, you can select some needles. There is more baby yarn in the swap basket, and some quite loud pink fluffy stuff with your name on it. :)

Astrolabio - obrigata :)

Jejune - I poke you with a metal 2.75mm straight. ;)

happyspider said...

but what a way to go.... *swoon*
PS. was a naughty girl and went to cassidy's with irene yesterday... more patonyle, some sirdar sock yarn and some hand dyed mohair... do you think there are support programs for people like me?

Taphophile said...

Bad Spidey, bad, bad Spidey. What colour is the mohair?

There are probably support programs but why bother when you can go to a support group of happy fellow sufferers instead? See you Sunday. :)

happyspider said...

its blue and greeny and purple and plum.... and totally divine. but its a bit mean, its been teasing the alpaca 8ply for the visible guard hairs... darn superior fibres
dont worry, will bring all to show on sunday ^_^ and you can slap my wrist

Jejune said...

Ouch!

Looking forward to seeing the mohair being beaten into submission ;) Only one more sleep!

Jejune said...

Ouch!

Looking forward to seeing the mohair being beaten into submission ;) Only one more sleep!