Thursday, June 18, 2009

Best and fairest*

If there was a significant other league table, mine would be in finals contention.


14.5 balls Patons Herdwick (maroon) and 6.5 balls Patons Herdwick (charcoal grey) plus 6-ish balls light grey Patons Family 5ply (not photgraphed) for less than $25 the lot. There was also Tupperware.

The 5ply will be socks for himself (most likely) and the Herdwick - not sure yet. I looked at them sitting together last night and thought a fair isle yoked cardigan, maybe. Was checking if there was any destashing on Rav, just the odd ball or two for contast in the yoke you understand, and found I have another 6 balls of the maroon colour and 17 of a light brown. It's a bit dire when I can't remember what's in my own boodle.

For the record, the Old Flame rejects the term "enabler". He prefers to think of himself as keeping me informed of opportunities and potential bargains. The decisions are, apparently, all mine. Great, because I'm so steadfast in the face of woolly temptation.

*I was going to entitle this post "My boyfriend is really good at S.E.X." but thought I'd attract the wrong traffic. ;)

12 comments:

Olivia said...

Nice find! (He's obviously a keeper as is the wool)

Priscilla said...

If I don't visit both my yarn and my book stashes regularly, I forget what I've got too.

My dh knows I'm on a 10 year plan with my stashbusting, but that didn't stop him from bringing me home 2 skeins from one of his trips to Vermont. I have to admit I was completely charmed. But I think you hit the jackpot with that stash enhancement!

2paw said...

I like his unweasel words!! I too forget what I already own. I have too much of some stuff!! What a lucky find, and Tupperware too!! If I ever win Tattslotto I am Tupperwarifying my friends' kitchens!!

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Jeeze he's good...

The Old Flame said...

We are as bad as each other in our enabling, because Taph did bring me skis to add to my ski collection. I only have one pair of feet, but for some reason i now have over 14 sets of skis

Donna Lee said...

Stash enhancement for both of you! New skis and more wool. Sounds like you guys are of like minds.

Taphophile said...

Nah, they were the wrong skis - but the price was right :D

The Old Flame said...

Well they are Yo-Yo skis, but i can put a pair of cable bindings on them (shake them all about) and use them as a Yo-Yo Telemark.

I have 3 pairs of Yo-Yos and this is something i am seriously considering. All i need is some cheap cable bindings.

TinkingBell said...

Ha! Love the loot (But at least you aren't looking for imaginary wool in your stash the way I have!)

I called one of my posts 'my husband doesn't understand me - and got entirely the wrong sort of traffic, particularly - for some reason - from Mexico.

Who Knew?

lovestitches said...

Oh I'd love to see a photo of the full size of your stash.

Lynne said...

Enabling is what Old Flames does best! [to misquote AA Milne]

Mine is so supportive it's just as well I'm reasonably frugal!! LOL

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I'll be able to post a comment when I've finished laughing at the last sentence.LOL