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Hallo peeps! I am back from the wilderness and also from a much needed vacation in Florida. Yes, you’ve guessed it, there has been much stash enhancement, with a sprinkling of new yarn store discoveries too. Oh, and I might have also enabled my new sewing obsession just a *little* bit… Hold on to your seats, here comes some yarn/fabric pr0n!

Let’s start with my first love, knitting. This first batch comes from KnitPicks. I also bought a ton of yarn from here for some of the gals in my knitting group, but I haven’t put this up here. I think there’s enough!

 

The first yarn is Lindy Chain, 70% linen, 30% cotton. I got two colours, Silver:
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and Hollyberry:

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I honestly don’t know how this yarn got in my basket. it’s Shine Sport in Blush, the same yarn I used to make the A Good Stripe Dress for Alice years ago. All I can imagine is that it was in my wish list from ages ago & somehow made its way into the basket. Now I have to find something to knit with it!

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Mmm, shiny sock yarn. This is Stroll Glimmer. It’s a gorgeous turquoise-y shade. And sparkles!

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This is Stroll Fingering handpainted in the colourway Lullaby. I’ve bought this as a present for one of my knitting group ladies who has been very good to me recently. She has brought Dad up to visit Mam on two Sundays for me when I couldn’t. It’s the least I could do to say thank you to buy her some nice yarn.

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I’m not really sure why I bought this, but it is nice. It’s Gloss Lace. I got two skeins, so plenty for a nice shawl.

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This next lot of yarn came from a new yarn store I discovered in Odessa, Florida called Fiber Art, Inc. I’ve pics of the store later on in the post. This gorgeous yarn is Berroco Boboli lace. I also bought a pattern book to go with the yarn, some lovely patterns in there.

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Another one of my favourite yarns, Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine. Scrummy.

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This one really leapt off the shelf at me, mostly I think because of the colours. I’m a sucker for turquoise. It’s Berroco Maya, three dark turquoise, one light.

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My final yarn store was my ever beloved Sip & Knit in Maitland. Doni and the gang moved to a new store location recently, and it was great to see her lovely new store and squish all her fab yarns! This one is Cascade Avalon. I love Cascade yarn.

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This picture isn’t great, this yarn is a *gorgeous* peachy shade. It’s Holiday Yarns FlockSock sock yarn:

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The minute I saw this yarn label I thought of Breaking Bad. It’s CoBaSi from HiKoo The Co is cotton, Ba is bamboo and Si is silk. Mmm!

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This yarn is deliciously soft and silky. It’s Berroco Folio:

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Another of my favourite yarns, Cascade Heritage Silk Paints. Lovely foresty colours.

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Doni gave me this fab tote bag for being such a good customer. It’s for loyalty club members, but I snuck one home with me 🙂 Isn’t it lovely? I love the pocket in the front for patterns!

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So that’s the yarn roundup done. Now onto the fabric! Yippee!

This is a selection of lengths of fabric that’s meant to be used for a quilt/blanket, but I’m going to use them for a charm roll bag. They’re in gorgeous gold/brown/orangey shades. Yum. I got this in Fiber Arts, Inc too.

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Just across the road from Sip & Knit there was the most *enourmous* fabric store! Bonus! It was absolutely HUGE. I could’ve spent hours in there! I managed to restrain myself and just bought a few notions and this most adorable fabric. SHEEP!

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I practically skipped into Jo-ann’s this year and I think I spent 3 hours in there before hubby & Alice dragged me out! (I did end up going back later in the holiday and spent another hour or so in there). It was fabric HEAVEN. And bargain-tastic! This first fabric is for a music bag for Alice:

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OWLS!

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This colour was hard to photograph, it’s a purply blue. I got enough to make a dress for me:

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This one is for a dress for Alice. I previously tweeted about a pattern & fabric I’d bought in Belfast earlier this year to make a dress for Alice, but when I got home there wasn’t enough fabric. To say I was disgusted is an understatement. So, this fabric is to make up for that. Alice picked it herself. It’s very light, so I got some dark purple lining to go underneath. I hope it turns out ok!

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This fabric ROCKS. I bought it to make an apron for hubby.

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SEWING FABRIC! I bought this to make a sewing machine cover:

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Then I found the extra bargain corner where there were loads of fat quarters for $1.49!

Christmas ones:

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Hallowe’en ones! Now I need to figure out what to do with them!

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Then I went a bit berserk in the pattern section. How could I not? I got almost all of these patterns for $1.99. yes, $1.99! These are about €18 here! Brilliant Ted!

A dress for me:

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Another dress for me:

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Umm another dress for me:

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A dress, but not for me! yay! It’s for Alice:

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Lots of outfit options in this one for me:

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An apron pattern for hubby’s fabric:

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This portion of the pattern segment is brought to you by bags. I am a bag ho. I’m not denying it. First set of bags:

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This one is phone and tablet bags. Woot!

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Messenger bags and backpacks:

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Moar bags:

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Tote bags that are perfect for knitting project bags:

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Finally, I saw this cross stitch kit and just couldn’t resist. Look! Sewing notions! Too cute. This will hang on the wall of my craft room. Now all I need to do is learn how to cross stitch! oops!

 

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As promised, here’s some pics of my latest yarn store discovery. Fiber Art, Inc aka Fiber Art Fine Yarns in Odessa, Florida.

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It’s a really lovely store with very friendly and welcoming staff. I actually arrived 5 minutes before closing time and they very happily kept the store open for me until I was finished. They chatted away the whole time about their gorgeous yarns, it was a great visit!

This was a wall of yarn from Australia, I can’t actually remember the name of it, but it was SCRUMMY. Apparently they were hand picked to be one of the first yarn stores to stock it.
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Look at the colours. I could have petted this all day.

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This was the back of the store, where there were loads of cubbyholes and racks of scrummy yarn:

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The front of the store was so welcoming, with lovely comfy chairs and samples to sit amongst while you knit away. I could see myself settling in there for a while!

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They also had a small selection of fabric and roving. It really was a lovely store, I shall definitely visit again and spend more time there.

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Wow! What a mammoth blog post! My fingers are killing me! Hope you enjoyed my yarn/fabric pr0n! I did do some knitting while on vacation, more on that next post.

 

Good knitting (& sewing)!

Not quite from outer space, but from sunny Florida. I had a fantastic holiday, filled with lots of lovely sun, relaxing, Disney, Harry Potter, shopping and knitting. What more could a girl want?

I also have a holiday FO to show you:

Pattern: Alternating 2×2 Rib Socks by Charlene Schurch from Sensational Knitted Socks

Yarn: The Alpaca Yarn Co Paca-Peds, about 3/4 of a skein

Needles: 2.5mm dpns

I started these socks on the plane on the way over, and finished them the day before we came home. Perfect! I had to take the pic by the pool, I can sigh over it until we return 🙂

Before we left, I got another project finished too:

Pattern: Tardis Socks by Keladry B

Yarn: Wollmeise Sockenwolle We’re Different, about half a skein (NOM), scraps of black & white yarn

Needles: 2.5mm dpns

Mods: I decreased the socks down to 64 sts after the colour charts as they were way too big. I also omitted the box patten on the leg as i didn’t really like how it turned out.

I’m not sure they’ll fit Alice (they fit me), but she’ll grow into them. I know she’s going to love them for Christmas!

Now, what you came for, yarn pr0n 🙂 I think these are all the pictures of the yarn I bought. WordPress was being bold and was removing pictures I’d added, but I think I sorted it out. Enjoy!












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