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In My Shopping Cart: More sock yarns and project bags!

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This week, I've been window shopping for my next reward for the #DestashChallenge. I have about 5 sock projects on the needles right now, and still have bigger sweater projects to complete so I'm hoping to get at least 2 new reward yarns before the end of this month!

Etsy Shopping Cart

In my Etsy shopping cart, I have a VERY Christmas-y sock yarn by Voolenvine of the Yarngasm podcast. This colorway is called, Holly Jolly, and is made to order in most of the yarn bases she uses for her shop. So far, I have my eyes on the Blitzed yarn base, which is 75% SW Merino, 20% Nylon, and 5% Stellina, which makes the yarn glittery and so holiday! I've used 3~4 skeins of similar blend of yarns with Stellina before, and they don't make the sock yarn scratchy at all. The sock yarn will still be very squishy and soft.

Blitzed Sock yarn in Holly Jolly colorway, by Voolenvine Etsy Shop.

Another holiday-themed yarn I have in my Etsy shopping cart is called Stout Sock in "Broken Ornaments" colorway, at GourmetStash Shop. The name sounds kind of sad, but I'm loving the combination of the blues and the yellows in the yarn. 

Stout Sock yarn from GourmetStash Etsy Shop, in Broken Ornaments colorway.


Simply Sock Yarns Cart

I found out about Simply Socks Yarn Company from listening to the Knitmoregirls Podcast. I love how they offer flat rate shipping of $6 for domestic shipping for purchases under $85. Who doesn't love flat shipping rates? 

I have Lorna's Laces Solemate yarn in Gold Hill colorway. I love Lorna's Laces colors! But never used Solemate before. Apparently, this yarn contains something called, Outlast, "a fiber technology developed for NASA, which allows it to respond to skin temperature to manage heat and reduce moisture." WOW. I think my husband will really like this one. 

Lorna's Laces Solemate Yarn in Gold Hill colorway, available at Simply Socks Yarn Company.


Split Yarn

Finally, this is not from Etsy or other yarn shop websites, but from a Ravelry/Twitter friend's shop. She makes some really cute project bags on her website, SplitYarn. I've also been sewing and buying project bags left and right, for myself as well as for my knitter friends, but these bags out of the fabrics she chose are so cute and versatile, like this Flight at Dusk Box Bag.


As you can tell, I've been drooling over quite a few items this week. Obviously, I canNOT wait to finish all my WIPs using my stash yarn as quickly as possible!


Disclaimers: I am not affiliated with any of the shops or companies I mention here. I'm just like any other yarn addicts who surf around the internet all day long looking for the perfect yarn or accessories to try next. These products I mention are in fact in my shopping cart, at each of the applicable websites. Whether I'll actually buy these or not, we will never know! In other words, no one pays me to write this.