Lunch Break WIPs: The growing stash

More sock yarn! Yay!

My recent mini-obsession with the hexipuffs are causing a problem. I’ve bought yarn. I wasn’t going to until I had cleared out some of the stash I already have. But the sock yarn just called to me …

Last weekend, husband and I went to one of our local craft shops on a total whim. Neither of us had any intention of buying anything, but sometimes it’s just nice to have a stroll around. Unfortunately, that stroll took us right past the clearance yarn, and there were just a couple skeins of sock yarn left. (Then this stroll led us past the non-clearance yarn, and one skein of that also got picked up.)

All 3 are Patons brand sock yarn. I have Patons Kroy Socks Ragg Shades in Brown Rose Marl (which is such a gorgeous dusty pink) and Kroy Sock Stripes in Sweet Stripes, as well as Stretch Socks in Grape Gumball. I have no real experience with stretch yarn, although I do have some in my stash. I picked up a Stretch Socks in a plum color a couple years ago, but I never used it. I know I’ll have to knit fairly carefully with it so I don’t stretch it while knitting. That could really mess up tension.

I didn’t get many hexipuffs done this week at all. Allergies have hit me pretty badly, so I haven’t gotten much of anything done. I knit 2 hexipuffs on Monday, and then none on Tuesday or Wednesday. I’m always a little wary to knit while groggy. I know how badly things can go wrong when I knit while just tired, but a foggy brain could be much worse. Even Rizzle’s been a little groggy lately, so we’ve been just cuddling and hanging out together on the sofa most days.

How are your projects coming along?

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