Like many others, I'm already planning to attend Sock Summit 2011. One of the things I'm looking forward to, having never attending a fiber event of this magnitude before, is the vendor fair. In anticpation of this, I've decided to put myself on a yarn and fiber diet until this event. While there may be some small exceptions (no firm rules have been made) to my plans to not purchase any new fibery goodness, I have a fairly large stash as it is, and it won't hurt me to use pretty much exclusively stash yarn and fiber until next summer. I have tons of yarn from which to make such items as socks and small shawls. I don't have many sweater amounts of yarn, but there are probably two or three sweaters worth in there, as well as a vest or two. I must admit to not knowing entirely what is in my stash room, and actually squeed when I found a sweaters worth of aran yarn I had forgotten about in today.
I was however aware that I had this yarn:
I've been combing Ravelry the last week or two, looking for just the right pattern for this yarn. I swatched for two different sweaters with it today, the second being the one the yarn was happy with. Swatch is now drying on the kitchen table, and I anticipate casting on in the next day or two. Stay tuned.