Unearthing buried treasures

Now that my crochet office is officially usable, I have moved my efforts at taming chaos to the crochet empire/guest room.

In addition to a bed where a guest could sleep (either atop or under the half-dozen or so crochet blankets/afghans that are currently there), there is a bookcase with my many beloved crochet books, and an Ikea Expedit unit with sixteen cubbies that house various accoutrements of my various crochet enterprises.

There are notebooks with assorted notes about projects I’ve done or am going to do, colored pencils, an array of markers, almost completed projects, completed projects, a camera and everything that came in the box with it, as well as empty boxes I find interesting.

My surfboard (with my crochet design that was part of a line of board shorts that Protest EU put out for the summer of 2014) leans against one wall:

surfboard with crochet graphics
My beach blanket inspired surfboard

while plastic bins filled with skeins of my favorite Red Heart Super Saver colors and an assortment of vintage yarns that I have collected over the years and about which I have a certain stasis: they are too special to use, and too special to give away.

And then I came across this assortment of yarns tucked away in one of the cubbies:

A skein of hand-dyed wool that was a gift from a friend:

hand-dyed wool yarn
A special hand-dyed wool

(I have not yet figured out what to make but it has to be as special as the yarn and the friend.)

A second skein of a hand-dyed fingering weight wool that I bought at Knit One, Weave Too, a super crochet friendly yarn store in Edwardsville, Illinois:

fingering weight hand-dyed yarn
Hand-dyed yarn from Knit One, Weave Too in Edwardsville, Illinois

Tucked in the back of that same cubby, this skein of roving:

wool roving
A skein of a beautiful wool roving

and these two balls in the same colorway:

wool roving
More of the same wound into balls

and still further back these four skeins of a fingering weight tie-dye inspired wool yarn:

tie-dye fingering weight merino wool
A tie-dye fingering merino

and finally, this assortment of Cascade 220 sport yarn:

Cascade 220 sport yarn
Cascade 220 Sport Yarn

At the moment, I have no specific ideas about what I will do with all of these yarns, but I know that one day, they will be something wonderful.