Would it be so terrible if my stash of yarn was the first thing I unpack on Friday when we move into our new house? I'm sorely tempted because I'm missing it rather a lot. What is it about a stash of yarn? Is it simply the touch and smell of delicious yarn that is so comforting? Or, the thrill of what each skein promises to become? I don't know. Whatever, I can't wait to get my hands on my stash again at the end of the week.
Excitingly, I had a little splurge on yarn and fibre as I left the UK, quickly packing it away before I'd had much time to enjoy it properly. It'll be a little like Christmas when I get my hands on it all again.
Whilst I've been patiently waiting for our moving in day and for our container to be delivered, I've been collecting a few lovely (nearly all local) skeins. I've thought a little about what I might make with each and although nothing is set in stone, at this stage it's all destined for things for me ...
So far, I've squirrelled yarns from New Zealand indie dyers Soft Like Kittens, Happy Go Knitty and Spinning a Yarn. The creamy yarn to the left of the picture is also a New Zealand yarn, a merino/possum mix from Naturally Yarns but the pale blue lace is from Peruvian company Misti Alpaca.
Are there any other New Zealand dyers I just have to try? Do tell. I may even brave a sale on Facebook if you tell me it's worth it!