Friday, April 27, 2007

Spot the difference ....

In this latest round of Secret Pal, Shelby has asked us to show our stashes to the world.
Now this takes me back to October 2005, when stashes were being shown before, and here comes the contest.
Spot the difference!
This is what I first see when I sit up in the morning.

Above you see the view I had in October 2005, below is what I saw this morning.

Neither of the images is greatly in focus, but they give the gist.
Now don't get the idea that this is all of my yarn, this is just the acceptable face of it.
I already had a tendency to hoard all sorts of odd balls of yarn, but felt quite justified when Kaffe Fassett gave a talk in Cambridge sometime back in the '80s (I think), and suggested that we should have a palette of colour to work with.
These two images are much the same. Occasionally, I go looking for something, and it all gets changed around.
Sometimes I use some, and then fill up the gaps.
Either way, it is a treat to see this from bed.
The shelving came from a shop in Cambridge, Anne Rowena, some years ago.
Cheekily, I had once told the the staff there that if they ever got rid of their pigeonholes I'd be interested in having them.
Naturally, our loft is also well insulated with yarn!


Blogger carol said...

Was Ann Rowena that knitted garment shop on - um - King's Parade?

12:07 pm  
Blogger m said...

Yes, but it's Trinity Street.
I haven't been to Cambridge for a year, so I have no idea what is in that shop space now.

12:30 pm  
Blogger Leigh said...

Let's hear it for Kaffe Fassett! Um, lets see. Either you've done a lot of rearranging or else you've used up a lot and refilled your cubbies! Wish I had a stash like that.

10:55 pm  
Blogger Sharon said...

Wow- that's what I call a stash! Makes mine look tiny (which is a good thing in my book!)

9:51 pm  
Blogger Rosie said...

I'd always wondered what had become of Anne rowena and now I knot: Mary swiped it. Am I impressed, or what?

8:59 pm  
Blogger m said...

Well, it was only two sets of (empty)pigeonholes. It didn't take me long to fill one with yarn. The other gets used for other small items such as stationery.

10:54 pm  

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