As for stash enhancement....no yarn but a couple of patterns...like I need more! LOL! But I actually totally missed Valentine's Day although I will still probably send something....the grands are getting used to their wacky grandmother and the fact that I persist in celebrating Christmas every day...at least the meaning of it although I may be taking it farther as I still have some decorations floating around here....I have an issue with 'letting go'......lol! I printed off this free pattern from Susan B. Anderson....so cute! Little knitted and felted wool hearts but I need the wool in all those colors too! Oh yeah...any excuse to buy fiber and Susan has her own yarn company now.....Barrett Wool Co. and I'm pretty sure I need to try some.....
Her name is Martine Ellis and she can be found on Ravelry under I Make.....such a great gal and such a great podcast. I was getting a little bit tired of all the knitting pod casts...don't get me wrong, I love them but I, like other "craftsy" people do not just knit....I have a zillion other interests and evidently Martine felt the same way.....she found a niche that was not being served and hopefully there will be more people that will start doing pod casts for all kinds of miscellaneous crafts and handwork. Thank you, Martine....so happy I found you!
I also found through S.B.A. ...........Spin Cycle Yarns
Their yarn looks like hand spun! They are out of Portland, Oregon and although pricey to me... $32.00 a skein...they have 2nds! Yes, for like half the price and they don't sound bad at all....I may give their 2nds a try but if you can afford it their yarns are absolutely beautiful. Sometimes I think it would be worth starting a video podcast just for all the free stuff they get! LOL!
Well, I have droned on for long enough and I am sure you are yawning by now.....I apologize but I had so much to share!
Have a wonderful crafty, happy and homemade week!