Sunday, July 26, 2009

Yarn and more yarn from the storage shipment

It's like Christmas at my house... plastic tote boxes full of yarn was found in the storage shipment that was delivered about 3 weeks ago. I had the yarn all stacked in two stacks of boxes... and I had so much to do- that I was barely able to resist looking at the yarn until most of the unpacking was finished.

Most of this is yarn that I purchased while living in Italy for several years or from when I had lived in Seoul prior to my first move to Italy.

Well, the box of the sparkly and fun fur type of yarn was purchased years ago in Seoul's yarn market. I'm sure that I can find a use for it, right? Maybe some toys or ornaments?

One box that looks like yarn cakes instead of skeins-- was purchased at a yarn factory in Italy. You could go around and pick up cones of yarn that you liked and then they'd spin them loosely together into cakes. Kind of fun to make your own yarn selections. Since, this yarn is a little thicker than your typcial yarn to make a sweater/etc.. I've always thought that I'd use it to make a big sweater jacket or something along those lines? The smaller amounts can of course be used for hats/scarves/etc.

click on the photos for larger and more yummy yarn views...


Jana said...

What fun! It was kind of like rediscovering MY stash when I worked on getting it all "caked" and organized! It's so nice to go to a picture folder on my computer, click on the "box" number, open the file, and there is a pic of every yarn in that box! Awesome!
A lot of your stuff looks like things I have gotten here in Saudi!

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

It's like yarn heaven in here!

iwouldratherbeknitting said...

Jana, that sounds like a great system. I'm doing all I can to organize by fiber type and color. :D

Mandi... it really was neat to see all this yarn again.. I knew that there was about 3 boxes of yarn in this storage- but, I didn't know that there was this much waiting for me! Oh boy!


well, that ought to keep you out of trouble for a while