Surprise Stash

Every so often, I get The Urge. The Urge follows not the logic that I have plenty of yarn already. Numerous visits to my obsessively cataloged stash page on Ravelry mean nothing. More often then not, there's no project to buy for. Just the want, nay, need for more yarn. Most of the time I can fight off the beast but Thursday was hard since I happened to be at knit night and sitting next to the wall o' sock yarn. Thankfully, I managed to get out the door with less yarn than I came in with.

When I got home, The Urge was far from squelched but it didn't last too much longer as I got several, belated birthday presents. The first was 2 skeins of Fingering 55 by Claudia Hand Painted Yarns. Eventually, you'll see this yarn again as a pair of socks.

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The second gift was two skeins of Plymouth Happy Feet. I've really enjoyed this yarn in the past and am beyond thrilled at having enough for another pair of socks. The colors are a bit out of my normal range but they've really grown on me. Now, I just need to find the right pattern.

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Now, the coup de gras, two skeins of Malabrigo Sock in Stonechat. This yarn is not destined to be a pair of socks but rather a shawl of gigantic and cosy proportions. The problem with this is that I'm having a hard time choosing a pattern. On the top of my list is the Textured Shawl Recipe and Stephen Wests' Pogona. Neither of them are heavy on the lace and I can easily make them larger which is what I like about them. I still can't make up my mind though. Any suggestions for a fingering weight shawl that'll use 880 yards? I could really use the help.

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Before I go, Thanks B! The yarn and all of its potential is awesome. Plus, you've silenced The Urge and I can't thank you enough for that.