Hooray for destash.

Well, that and holiday knitting parties.

Initially, I had planned on being out of town for Jane, Claudia and the CG‘s holiday knitting party. However, due to some awesome happenings in the meantime, it turned out that I could go. So I ran out to get some yarn for the gift exchange and ended up with this for myself (you know, like you do):

Zauberball! Yay!

The yarn that was given was a skein of Malabrigo sock yarn, plus a skein of my own Kool-Aid dyed, and then I threw in some fancy stitch markers I made. The recipient ended up being a guy, but he was very nice about it and I think he was genuinely pleased to get the yarn (the Malabrigo, at least, was a manly color, as the husband helped choose it).

It went much better this year, since nobody could snatch your gift and everybody brought things that were awesome. I got this lovely batt of Miss Babs BFL top roving

(unknown colorway, but it’s lovely so I won’t whine)

and my very own skein of Bugga. Holy cow. So awesome:

(Hockey Mom told me the colorway, and then I forgot.)

It has blue in it!


Hockey Mom totally made my day. Possibly the entire week. This is also the only way I’ve ever gotten any Wollmeise (not from Hockey Mom, but as a gift).

And so then there was a de-stash, and although I didn’t put anything in, I got some yarn:

Noro Silk Garden, I think.

And the CG gave me some yarn, too:

Hooray for Noro. Add to that the fact that I ate three times too much food, and then went to a party at Jennie‘s and had some wicked egg nog, yesterday was pretty great.

The cats are so not sure about the new yarn. Johnny Cat investigates:

As usual, Lemmy is very surprised:

Today I am taking a vacation day. Which also rocks, but in a different way. Mainly because it’s the 5 year mark for the husband and I and our marriage. He’s the best thing in the whole world.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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3 Responses to Hooray for destash.

  1. Yul says:

    Happy anniversary.Happy anniversary. Happy anniversary. HA-pea anniversary! Bladabladabladablada happy anniversary. Bladabladabladablada HA-pea anniversary!
    Happy anniversary.Happy anniversary. Happy anniversary. HA-pea anniversary!

  2. Sandy says:

    Happy Anniversary! Ain’t marriage grand?

    The colorway is “Prometheus Moth.” I’m so glad you like it!

  3. Doug says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary!
    It was great to see you at the party yesterday!

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