Stash on the Runway, Episode II

Well, we’re back and things are getting interesting here at the Annual Jackson Stash Show. Yesterday we saw some amazing yarn in gorgeous colorways. But the question on everyones mind is, “Are all the hanks in the stash as pricey as these?” This question will be answered today when Mrs. Jackson walks her bargain yarn down the runway. Will it be as fantastic a show as yesterday? It is entirely possible, seeing as these are all (with one exception) from the wonderful “Wal-mart for knitters”, Knit Picks . Looks like the show is starting, and wow what a start!

First down the runway today is Knit Picks Shimmer in the Spice colorway. What a way to start the show. This laceweight is a bombshell! Destined to become the Tissue Cardigan in the Year of the Sweater Project, this yarn is a show stopper, there is no doubt!

Up next we have… wait, is that cheating? Next we have yarn that has left the stash and is in the process of becoming a Shawl Collared Cardigan. Just newly cast on and barely knit at all, Jackson Stash is showcasing a yarn in use. This is unbelievable! Well, I suppose this is a fine example of a wonderful yarn at a great price! A whole sweater for less than $35?!?! Amazing. And check out that color! This is Wool of the Andes in Currant.

Knit Picks continues to wow us with its Wool of the Andes Bulky line, though we must object to calling this hand-dyed colorway “beetle”. How about “june bug” or “Little boy blue”? (Have you ever thought  to yourself, “I want to knit something in…. Beetle”?). Regardless of the name, this single skein of wool is destined for some greatness unknown. Just look at those colors!

Last to come down the runway is an unexpected entry. The mystery yarn. Why did she buy it? What will she make with it? We now present Knit Picks Gloss sockweight in Bordeaux. Whatever it ends up as is sure to be fabulous, don’t you think?

Well, that concludes our program. We all know that this small sampling of wooly goodness is representative of heaps of potential. As a parting thought, we have one last thought. Yarn Love. How appropriate.

(Yarn Love Elizabeth Bennet Celestial Rose)

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