Stashed: madelinetosh and Cascade

Commence drooling.

Last week was my husband's and my fifth wedding anniversary. Originally, we had planned to spend a relaxing weekend at my parents' lake house in the Poconos; however, those plans were put on the back burner thanks to some dude going psycho in the woods up there. Because there aren't many people hanging out at the lake this time of year, we didn't want to chance anything.

So instead, we stayed in the home-ish area for the weekend, went to dinner at a new local speakeasy (it was aight, but not our favorite), then traveled down to Peddler's Village for a romp in the land of tchotchkes.

Sidebar: I can't tell you how many people I've nearly had to physically fight over the correct spelling of "tchotchkes".

It was freezing, a factor that automatically turns me into a raging she-witch in most cases. But I survived and we had an enjoyable time, especially because we ended our trip with a visit to Twist Knitting & Spinning. Leave it to me to find a local yarn store when traveling.

There, I was able to pick up a beautiful skein of madelinetosh sock yarn in the Mala color way and Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk Paints sock yarn in the 9812 colorway. I wasn't sure which gorgeous hank to wind and work with first, so I recently cast on some Noro sock yarn I had lying around. Makes sense, I think.

I also picked up my first set of Knitter's Pride Karbonz DPNs in size US 2. I haven't worked with them yet because I'm obsessed with a pair of Addi Turbo Sock Rockets I bought a couple weeks ago, but I'm looking forward to testing them. They're incredibly light and the tips are nice, sharp, and metallic, which should make for easy sock knitting. They're quite long, so I'm not sure how I'll get on with them, but I'll let you know.

So now that I've taunted you with my recent stash enhancements, I'm off to enjoy them during my weekend. I've got a couple custom orders to complete, but then I can knit or crochet my personal projects I've been dying to work on. Life never gets less exciting :)