It has surprised me how often I'm knitting somewhere pretty, and I think "oh, I should take a photo for yarnalong", or I'm quietly writing comments in my head about whatever book I'm reading. The yarnalong gave a certain structure to my blog too.
Today's post is not very structured at all! I've had the last two days off work, and have gotten rid of so much stuff. We're taking a minimalist approach to moving, partly because I want less stuff and less clutter in my life, partly because we're moving into a smaller place, and also because the less stuff I own, the less I have to pack!
I destashed about 20 Addi fixed needles last week. They are such lovely needles, but I'm obsessed with my interchangeables. As a thank you Katie gave me two lovely skeins of sock yarn:
This one is Oyster Yarns, which is The Purl Box indie dye label,
And this is a Zauberball:
I haven't had a Zauberball for ages, so I'm very excited. I know it's a little ironic to brag "I'm getting rid of everything I own and look at my pretty new stash", but my yarn is one of the things I am happy with the amount I have. It's all useful and I will use all of it, eventually. The mission of my radical house declutter is to get rid of things I don't use - and I'm quite shocked about how much of that I have. Also, how addictive it is once you start letting it all go.