Last Monday I went to meet with our local knitting group and they had a stash swap. I had two skeins of sock yarn that I got bored with and wanted to exchange it for something similar, just in a different colourway.
Well, there was so much gooood
yarn there, I felt like a kid in a candy store
(Plus my 'fun' stash is -- I am not lying -- ONE huge ball of cotton. And I still need so much for Christmas knitting).
It was all very well organized, people drew numbers and took turns to fish for something inspiring. Then they would tell others what inspired them and why. Lucky me, I got everything I needed for making gifts and maybe something for myself
Now, it might sound like bragging, but I found:
-2 skeins of gorgeous emerald green Cascade 220 wool (for my friend who 'likes green colour'),
-amazing package of local wool, one burgundy skein and a chunk of beige carded fleece for make thrummed mittens (how cool is that?)
- about 2 skeins of sock yarn in lovely pastel colours
- and 2 skeins of acrylic/wool mix also in my colours (grey/beige/warm brown)
So, I am happy and gone knittin'!
Just wanted to share with people who understand!
ETA: everyone seemed so nice there and the unwanted yarn and some needles were donated to the high school knitting club.