Posted November 8, 2010on:
I know what you’re all coming here for, to see my stash acquisitions, so let’s get to it, shall we?
I’ve loads more to post about yarn store visits, beautiful Savannah & Atlanta, plus my holiday sock progress, but I won’t tease you with those details first. I’m nice like that.
So, here we go!
I went to a couple of new stores this year. One of them was Four Purls in Winter Haven. While there I got this:
Cascade Ecological Wool. This is a yarn I’ve wanted to try for ages. The yardage is fantastic, 400yds+ in the skein for $15!
I also made several visits to Michaels. Love that store. Hubby got cake decorating stuff and I got loads of cardmaking thingies (another post) along with some yarn.
I bought the latest issue of Knit Simple and fell in love with three projects inside, hot water bottle covers. I got the yarn recommended which is a rarity for me. I also got animal eyes & perfect buttons too. Score!
The first one:
Ladybug! Too cute. Uses 1 skein of red & black Lion Brand Homespun.
The next one:
Aw widdle bear. 1 skein of blue & brown Homespun.
Turtle/Tortoise. Isn’t he cute? 1 skein each of two shades of green.
Dunno who’s going to get them, but they’re getting made!
Then I hit the Sugar n Cream shelf. I love this cotton. And so cheap!
I gots me some Green:
Plain ol White:
Then I was reunited with an old friend:
Pagewood Farms Chugiak! Yipee! I love this sock yarn. This colour is lilac, which Doni created for Pagewood. Apparently she had it on exclusive sale for 6 months before it was released widely. It’s a lovely soft shade of lilac. Should make some lovely socks.
Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER y’all! Oh yeah! I think I deserve major kudos for only buying 3 skeins of this baby. They had loads. It’s so soft and squishy yet not overpoweringly tweedy. I thought these colours go well together, maybe a hat and scarf set in stranded knitting? I dunno, I think it’ll require some thought. This stuff is special, I want to make the best of it.