Wednesday Stash Flash!

I did something that I hadn’t done for a long time last Thursday; I went to a local yarn store!

I ended up at Ball & Skein in Brickerville, PA, which I have enjoyed going to before.  Above is what I got.

First, I got two balls for the Frog Tree Yarns suri fingering weight yarn.  I understand that the Frog Tree brand has been discontinued, but it has now been taken up under then mantle of Skacel.  Cool!

The other ball of yarn I got was a big ball of Noro Taiyo cotton blend sock yarn.  I sure know how to pick’em; Noro is going to be discontinuing the Taiyo yarn and replacing it more with their Silk Garden blend of sock yarn.

Now, as for the two blue skeins, I got won those in a giveaway.  They are both Cotton Supreme yarn by Universal Yarn, Inc, but one is Aran weight and the other is DK weight.  Both were donated by another local yarn store called Flying Fibers, and they are located in Landisville, PA.

So, those have been my luxury yarn acquisitions of recent, considering it’s been a long time since I’ve had any luxury yarn.  It feels good to be in possession of some again!

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Stash Flash: Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca

I received this skein of Aslan Rends Royal Alpaca yarn through a Ravelry swap I participated in. I have been holding on to it for a quite a while, as it is one of the few luxury yarns I have right now.

I guess you could say I was saving it for a rainy day.  Well, I started using it yesterday, but it’s raining today.  Close enough.

This is gorgeous yarn!  Alpaca is by far my favorite fiber to work with.  And this blue is just yummy, and is one of my favorite colors.  Whoever was my swap partner at the time sure got my preferences right.

I started a lacy scarf with it.  I have quite a bit done of it, and there’s a lot of yarn left.  I guess I’m about half done.  I’ll show photos of the scarf once it’s done and blocked.  Oh, and as for the recipient of the scarf….it’s me.  My favorite fiber and one of my favorite colors?  Of course, I’m keeping it!

See the photos  below for dye lot and other info about the yarn.  I also have a stash page on Ravelry about this particular skein.