24 April 2012

Day 2: Photography Challenge Day (3KCBWDAY2)

I have really enjoyed planning for this particular post, it is definitely a great exercise in creativity and I came up with so many ideas (some of which I am definitely going to come back to when I have a better space to take photos in!).

Being an organization and productivity junkie, I began to pair the planning of this post with being able to cross something off my to-do list.  I have been meaning to wind my stash into nice, stackable cakes for a while now in order to make more room on my bookcase.

So, I thought I would show off my stash (plus three skeins of my handspun) in my favorite curve:

Now my arm aches from winding, but the next time I'm itching to start working on a new project, I'll be ready to go!

Also, my stash looks wonderful neatly ordered on my bookcase shelf now:

This post is written for Day 2 of Knitting and Crocheting Blog Week 2012 hosted by Eskimimi.        To find other posts like this one, check out the website or click here for a complete listing.

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Look at all the colors.

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  2. That first photo is beautiful, I want to give my mom a print of it for Mother's Day! (She is a huge fan of both beautiful yarn and spiral shapes.) And go you for windin' all that yarn into lovely cakes. I'm terrible about rewinding things, I have some truly beautiful skeins that I can't work with yet because of said issue...

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  3. I love the spiral and the stacks - two beautiful pics! Oh I wish I was organized and neat enough to tackle winding my yarn into cakes.

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  4. I like how your stash is so visible on a bookshelf. Beautiful pictures.

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  5. Beautiful! I am a big fan of the lavender purple stash you have!

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    1. It is Knit Picks Gloss Lace, I've never worked with lace before so I bought it to give it a try, but I have yet to find the perfect pattern.

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  6. I love yarn cakes ... and yours are super pretty. Now whenever you see a pattern you want to knit, all your cakes will be ready and waiting!

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  7. So pretty! And yarn winding is so addictive - thankfully there are swifts and winders! I've handwound fingering weight and lace weight skeins by hand - the fingering weight almost 600 yards and the lace weight approx 1700 yards. OMG, my arm was ready to fall off.

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    1. Oh my, that sounds horribly painful! But it must have been great when you were finished.

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    2. Your yarn looks beautiful and so enticing! My fingers are itching to reach out and touch it. And maybe slip a few in my purse .... :o)

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  8. pretty yarn, they look so lovely wound up like that

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  9. Your photos are great - the color photography is really nice. Good luck!

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  10. Yarn vortex! And a very tidy one too. :)

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  11. I love your take on today's challenge - very unique and your stash looks scrumptious, all organised and wound

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  12. The curve is cool. I wound most of my hanks recently too. It really does hurt after awhile

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  13. So simple yet very creative. Beautiful photos.

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  14. Beautiful! I love the spiral, too.

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  15. Love all the colors! Great photo. :)

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  16. Lovely, which ones are hand spun?

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  17. Nice way to combine 2 jobs in one...I like it. Great colors.

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  18. So pretty! You have such a colorful (and now organized) stash!

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  19. And now you're ready to cast on whenever you feel like it! I hate wanting to cast on, only to realize that means I need to wind the yarn ...

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  20. I love the swirl. I wish I had more room on my bookcases - I really like seeing yarn on display. :)

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  21. So lovely! I love the yarn cake swirl. :-)

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  22. Love it! I hate winding yarn, I leave it till I HAVE to!

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  23. I LOVE your photos! Great composition. And those cakes add a nice touch to any room. They are perfect decor. Have a happy week!

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  24. I've just nominated your swirl cake pic for the Photography Challenge at http://www.eskimimimakes.com/. Good luck!

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  25. So the question is, which cake is going to be knit up first? They all look so inviting.

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  26. Your photos are always so crisp and beautiful, and today is no exception! Love, love, love!

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  27. What beautiful yarn! I love the azure blue ones in the spiral shot, but that pink is glorious!

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  28. This is awesome! It makes me want to go to my own stash and rewind everything into beautiful cakes like yours!

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