Saturday, May 17, 2008

And All You Gain and All You Make

I truly am a Yarn Ho. I can't stop myself from buying it. It's the damn sales. No, no, that's a lie. I don't just buy it on sale. I buy it full price as well. Do they have rehab for yarn addicts? I probably need to go. Maybe it's like one of those celebrity rehabs and I can get massages and play tennis day after day, while healing my addictions? Sounds alright to me. As long as I can sneak in my knitting.

In the past week I have purchased quite a bit of yarn. Some came from the local yarn shops in Prescott and some was ordered online and hasn't yet been delivered. (The anticipation is killing me!!).

These were purchased at an lys. I also bought two skeins of Claudia Handpainted (YUMmy!!).

On it's way to me from Yarnzilla are 4 skeins of Malabrigo. Two in Verdes and two in Terracotta. Regular price $11.95. Sale price $7.17. YOWZA!!!! These will be my first skeins of Malabrigo and I'm so incredibly excited for them to arrive. From what I've heard, it's heaven to knit with this wool.

From Webs, I'm patiently waiting for multiple skeins of Cascade 220. Regular price $7.00. Sale price $4.89. See....there's no way I could pass that up. 1 skein Heather Tweed. 1 skein Doeskin Heather. 3 skeins Celery. 2 skeins lime heather. 4 skeins Summer Sky Heather.

The Celery is most likely going to be for another Wicked Sweater. This time with a pocket. Green is one of my favourite colours and I think the celery is such a lovely shade. The lime heather will end up as Koolhaas or maybe I'll make Koolhaas out of the Malabrigo and the lime heather can be an Irish Hiking Scarf? Ooooh that's a good idea!! What do you think? The Doeskin Heather is for Gretel from Ysolda. Lovely pattern. I haven't made one yet but have been coveting it for quite some time. The Summer Sky Heather is for Zephyrstyle's 28Thirty
Yes, it's likely that I will be 84 years old when I complete all these projects.
In the midst of this shopping frenzy, I have actually been knitting. If I was a good knitter, I would be working on my Hexacomb Cardigan. Since I'm actually quite naughty, I haven't touched it. Instead I've been working on the Central Park Hoodie. I'm knitting it with Cascade 220 Superwash that I bought from Webs. It's a lovely colour named Turtle and I'm really enjoying both the yarn and the pattern.

Next up is the Chevron Scarf from Domesticrafts. What a fun project...and the Claudia's Handpainted Yarn is wonderful. It's so soft and the colours are effing gorgeous!!

And last but certainly not least, I actually finished something. My 11-year old Niece, Ashleigh, has been wanting me to knit her shrug for quite some time. I finally got off my lazy arse and made her one. She picked out the colours and I hope she enjoys it.

Pattern: One Skein Wonder by Glampyre

Yarn: Random acrylic (I know...I know...don't judge me) ;)

Phew...this post was exhausting. I should blog more regularly and then I won't have the post that went round the world and back.
Happy Knitting!!


Team Knit ! said...

you cewrtainly have been busy! Looks like some great stuff. And acrylic is a good choice for a kid's shrug- think he awful you'd feel if she lost something made from alpaca! Plus they grow so fast.

- Julie

Shannon said...

I got in on the WEBS sale too. I got some Cascade 220 Heathers in Garnet and am currently knitting my CPH in it! Yours looks great! Nice color!