Stash Report – August 28, 2016

Nothing added or used in the fabric department. 

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 2.5 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Fabric for 2016: 2.5 yards used

For yarn . . nothing added or used.

Yarn Used (or removed) this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 15,335 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 18,832 yards
Net Yarn for 2016: <3497 yards> (in the hole!)

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Buried Treasures

Vince drives the old 2001 Honda CRV that had been my car before we got the Highlander in 2007. The Honda has some crazy setup in the back where you open the back hatch type door, and under a piece of carpet is a built in folding picnic table that comes out, has legs that fold down so I think part of it is attached to the car and part of it is standing on legs and underneath that is this big (really big) bowl looking thing where you can put ice and drinks or whatever.

I’m wondering how many 15 year old CRVs have that table/cooler thing that have never been used for its intended purpose! One for sure!

Today we went to United and several other grocery stores. We always take an ice chest with us but we hadn’t planned to get more roasted Hatch peppers and we didn’t want to put hot peppers in the ice chest because we wanted to put cold stuff in there since were going to several stores and it was HOT outside. Vince was saying they could double bag the peppers but lots of liquid still comes out of them and then I remembered the “cooler” that’s built in under the storage area. Perfect!

When I opened it up, there were two things that I now remember putting in there when we moved from Kentucky in 2006. I guess we haven’t even looked at that area in 10 years.  Good thing we didn’t sell the car!

Eagle Knife

Eagle Knife

Chad has always loved anything “eagle”. He was probably 6 or 7 years old and I ordered him an eagle knife that you hang on the wall. By the time we moved from Kentucky to Missouri, I was thinking . . that’s a big knife, Chad was 17 and the way we’ve been getting along, he may use it to hang me up by my heels so I think I’ll just put it somewhere and leave it til he has a place of his own. I guess I put it in a good hiding spot because there it was . . all taped up by the movers before I grabbed it and said “I’ll put that somewhere safe!”

The other thing in the back was Vince’s giant sock. When I first decided to make a pair of socks for Vince, I thought . . just a little bigger here and there than my socks. All feet are the same basically . . just bigger or smaller. I was still a fairly new sock knitter and obviously had no idea what I was doing. Here’s Vince’s giant sock next to one of my socks.


Vince’s Giant Sock

That sock is HUGE. Big Foot would love it! From the day I gave it to him til the day I “put it in a safe place”, Vince would drag it out and show people . . Look at the sock Judy made for me! I’m kinda sorry we found it.

This story gives you some indication of how much “stuff” we have around here that we’ve totally forgotten about some we may find some day, some we may never find. 

Stained Glass Cowl Yarn

There is a link box at the bottom, beyond all my rambling, where you can share a link to your yarn choices.

I swear . . I’m at the point where I am going to close my eyes and pick a yarn. This morning I got out all the yarn that I had decided would maybe work.

Yarn Possibilities

Yarn Possibilities

Then I decided to pull out all the background possibilities:

Background Yarn

Background Yarn

Far left is dark purple, then a purpleish blue then blacks to grays.

Next, I’d set out the colored yarns that might work with the solids.

Foreground Yarns

Foreground Yarns

Then I decided to look at the pattern and see how much yarn I would need of each. Had I not done that before? Oh, no! I need 2 skeins of each – background and colored yarns.

Now we’re down to these possibilities for the colored yarn. I’m sure there are more but how much more time can I spend digging for yarn?



The one on the left – I only have 750 yards and it says I need 800 yards.

The second from left . . I think the light is too light for the dark and the balance would be off.

The second from right – I like it but seems a bit drab.

The far right . . so bright! So “in your face”.



The only two that would work, from the yarn I have pulled, are the purple/tan and the orange/yellow.

I still don’t know if I’m going to go searching for more yarn or go with the orange/yellow. 

So, please tell me that someone has made a decision and you know what yarn you’re using!