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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Happy Flash Your Stash Day! (Pic intensive!!)


Okay... Here's the thing. I already had my stash "flashed" (photog'd) from an earlier stint... its supposed to keep me sane and also be an easy way for me to "access" its contents without digging around in the monstrosity (that no longer closes) and possibly waking a sleeping baby. So I thought I'd take my flash your stash "time" and pair much of my sock stash to published patterns they may someday become. As sock yarn rotates in here more than Morrissey/Marr, and as I didn't even attempt to look at my Sensational Knitted Socks or Simple Socks books for DIY patterns, its not definitive but a nice way for me to organize my stash even more. Inspired by the DIY kit from stash thread on Knitters Review...

All suggestions and input welcome! I also freely admit I got super tired of this "project" and quit on a lot of great online patterns that are out there but I didn't have the wind to try and match to stash, perhaps later. :)

The smaller yarn photos are links that will take you to a larger yarn photo in my flickr album, that may have a little more info about the yarn (mfr, weight, properties, etc.). An aside: I've got to upgrade to flickr pro I think! I'm already at my photostream limit of 200, and have only used it for 4 months!! The cheapskate in me is shying away from this prospect...

If you'd like to see all of the yarn in my stash, click on the big blue tub below and you'll be dropped to my stash album on flickr.

On with the show, and in no particular order (other than source)...

Interweave Knits Magazine

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Yarn medium weight in Marbles, for Uptown Boot Socks pattern from Interweave Knits Winter 2003

Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock in Seaside, for Waving Lace Socks pattern from Interweave Knits Spring 2004

Unknown fingering weight pink & white, for Simply Lovely Lace Socks from Interweave Knits Spring 2006 (perhaps a short row heel and contrasting heel/toe?)

Lornas Laces Shephred Sock in Bold Red, for Cable Rib Socks from Interweave Knits Spring 2005

Interlacements Little Toes in Poppy Fields, for Go with the Flow Socks from Interweave Knits 2005 (4 oz should be left over, 8 oz skein)

Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Mystic Lake, for Rib and Cable Socks from Interweave Knits Fall 2005

Nature's Palette (Hand Jive Knits) in Odd Duck, for Embossed Leaves Socks from Interweave Knits Winter 2005

Knitter's Magazine

Ellen's Half Pint Farm Sock yarn in unknown colorway, for A Step Above Socks from Knitter's Summer 2004

Knitting on the Road

Tess' Designer Yarn Baby Socks in unknown colorway, for Canal Du Midi Socks from Knitting on the Road

Fleece Artist Merino in Hercules, for Conwy Socks from Knitting on the Road

Schaefer Anne in 18AF (Clara Barton), for Dalarna Stockings from Knitting on the Road

Interlacements Toasty Toes in Bachelor Buttons (top right), for Denmark Socks from Knitting on the Road

Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Blarney Stone, for Friday Harbor Socks from Knitting on the Road

Koigu KPPPM in P32151, for New England Socks from Knitting on the Road (will eliminate 1 diamond on the cuff, since I have only 2 skeins)

Lisa Souza Sock! in Petroglyph, for Spey Valley Socks from Knitting on the Road

Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in unknown colorway, for Traveller's Stockings from Knitting on the Road

Wildfoote (Brown Sheep) in Geranium, for Unst Socks from Knitting on the Road

Cherry Tree Hill Merino DK in Slate (green), for Whitby from Knitting on the Road

Knitting Vintage Socks

Fortissima in unknown colorway, for Gentleman's Sock with Lozenge Pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks (reducing the number of sts to fit a woman's foot)

Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks Wool/Mohair in Purple Haze, for Bed Sock in Lemon Pattern Fancy Knit Stripe from Knitting Vintage Socks

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Sandridge, for Heelless Sleeping Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks

Handspun on the Web's Sock Yarn in unknown colorway, for Child's First Sock in Citron Pattern and Diaper Knitting from Knitting Vintage Socks

Unknown blue/white fingering yarn, for Gentleman's Sock for Evening Wear from Knitting Vintage Socks

Schaefer Anne in 10PB (Pearl Buck), for Evening Stockings for a Young Lady from Knitting Vintage Socks

Knit Picks Essential in Pumpkin, for Fancy Silk Sock for a Child of 5 or 6 years, from Knitting Vintage Socks

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Argyle, for Gentleman's Fancy Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks

Schaefer Anne 10PB (darker skein), for Child's Sock in Miranda Pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks

Folk Socks

I don't own this book (yet!)

AND for
Shelridge Farms Soft Touch Wool/Nylon in Opal and Crocus, for Norwegian Stockings from Folk Socks
(Folk Socks pic borrowed from Purly Whites' Nancy Bush Master Knitting Study Project)

Online Patterns

Shelridge Farms Soft Touch Ultra in unknown handpainted colorway, for Elfine's Socks from (PDF FILE)

Koigu KPPPM p322, for yet-to-be written Dragon Scale sock pattern from The Keyboard Biologist Knits blog

AND for
Shelridge Farms Soft Touch Wool/Nylon in Gunmetal Blue and Cajun Spice, for yet-to-be released pattern from See Eunny Knit blog

Cherry Tree Hill Supersock unknown colorway, for Mirabella Lace socks from (PDF FILE)

Henry's Attic Kona Superwash (dyed), for Hod Rod Socks from Pink Lemon Twist blog/Yahoo Group

Socks That Rock lightweight in Fred Flintstone (or Tigers Eye?), for Pomatomus sock from Knitty
Taking Margene's suggestion that one of the new yarns would be cool for the P-word socks, this will be my 2nd knit of this pattern (which is still my favorite), and I'm looking forward to them. Don't know if I'll go for the Tigers Eye or the Fred Flintstone colorway though.

Phew! Happy Flash Your Stash 2006!


lexa said...

All I can say is -- Holy Cow! That's a whole lot of sock knittin' gonna be going on! Nice yarns, nice patterns! Looking forward to seeing some finished socks!

knit-n-purl zen said...

Wow! Lovely!

Alyssa said...

Nice! I also try to have some clue what sock yarn will go with what pattern. I love your socks that rock...Oh, and the Morrissey/Marr reference - awesome (yeah, I said awesome:).

rose said...

I am in sock yarn envy. What a great stash :)

Anna said...

Loevely stash & I'm so impressed you have it all earmarked! I'm eagerly awaiting that dragon scale pattern as well!!! I wish you were right about the whole "coasting" thing. Somehow, I doubt it! One always needs more. I did manage to hold myself back from a purchase the other day w/ the club in mind so we'll see!

trek said...

Not just yarn but the patterns already planned - that's not stash - it is queue!! :o)

My Stash Flash

Areli said...

That was fun looking through all your beautiful sock yarns and their intended patterns. You have such a gorgeous stash!

Cookie said...

Awesome awesome sock stash! I love how you have a project set aside for each one. Makes me realize how many great sock projects there are in the world. :-)

JessaLu said...

I love how you put them together with the socks they will become. Lovely stash!

purrl said...

Really nice presentation and really lovely yarn! I love the way you pair up projects. I have no idea what I'm going to do with half the yarn I've got.

mf said...

WOWZAAAA WOMAN! I lOVE IT! Makes me want more.....LOL I'm very impressed, I actually have in mind what socks to knit with what yarn even when making new purchases but the way you laid it out was impressive!

Stacey said...

Holy Moley! I am always excited to read you blog because it seems like we have very similar tastes in both yarn and patterns! Many (most!) of the patterns you listed are ones I want to try, so I'm going to be watching to see how your choice of yarn works for the pattern. (Hey - did you get your HA cone from the co-op? Mine is in the mail and on it's way - you'll have to share some of your dye tips as I'll be dying mine also!)

Mary, Mary... said...

What a great idea to actually have the yarn with the sock pic! Uhm, some of us aren't that organized....great flash

Monica said...

Wow, impressive that you took the time to match up the socks with the patterns for us! Some great socks-to-be.

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