08 January 2007

Tasty Yarn Feast

As I mentioned before, I bought quite a haul at Yarn Barn's annual sale a couple of weeks ago. I won't say how much I spent, but I definitely cannot justify anymore yarn purchases for at least the next 4 months. I finally got around to photographing the jumbo lot of it.

First, we have Lamb's Pride Worsted.
There are 10 skeins of Sable and one skein of Aztec Turquoise (I think--I don't have the receipt sitting in front of me right now so I'm guessing on the colors). My plan is to make a sweater with the trim in turquoise. I love the combo of brown and turquoise.

Next, there are 2 skeins of Kidsilk Haze in Hurricane.
It's a lovely deep blue, almost dark grey. I had a really hard time not buying the Candy Girl or Jelly. I've been drawn to dark pinks and bright lime colors recently. I've never worked with this yarn before, but I hear nothing but raves about it, so I thought that since it was on sale, I'd give it a try. I think I've found a lacy scarf pattern that I'd like to use it for.

Third, fourth and fifth are 3 colors and 6 skeins of Koigu KPPPM.
I don't know specifically which numbers these colors are. This is another yarn I have never used before. I've been wanting to try it for socks, but I already have so much sock yarn that it took a sale for me to be able to justify buying any to try. I fondle it every time I'm in Yarn Barn. They don't have a very big selection, but I managed to find a few colors that I think will knit up nicely.

Next, 2 skeins of Plymouth Encore Worsted in Navy.
I promised Kevin a pair of socks last February for his birthday. At the time, I had purchased some Lion Brand Wool Ease Worsted in navy, which is the same yarn I used for the first pair that I made him. I was really busy knitting my wedding shawl at the time of his birthday, so I wasn't able to actually start the knitting until after the wedding. Once I started, though, I found that I was dreading working on them. After starting over a hundred times, I decided that the problem was the yarn. It's crap and I don't like working with it. I would have preferred to use actual sock yarn, but he really wanted some thick socks, so worsted would have to do. I really like working with Encore, so I decided to put away the Wool Ease and buy some Encore. These 2 skeins are for the socks. I'm working on them now and hope to have them finished by his birthday this year (in another 3 weeks).

And, finally, there is 1 skein of something that I can't remember the name of.
I think it's called "Heaven", but I can't remember the company name. I'll have to look at the label tonight. I know what you're thinking, "Gawd, that's awfully bright green." It is, and it's lovely. This is 3100yds of laceweight in a color called Pistachio. Every time I am in Yarn Barn, this yarn calls to me. It's wool and tencel. It must be the tencel that makes it shiny because boy does it shine! I haven't been able to justify the cost before now--but on sale! I'm thinking a lace shawl in a leafy pattern. That kind of green just screams to be made into something springy.

Of course, my tiny baby kitty was there to help...


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