Nothing but yarn

Not much going on at the homefront but for a speedy 29th birthday, (Shawn’s), runny noses, (Scout), pink eye, (Jem), and trying to get into the groove of 2009. I’ve found that catching up to all of my household duties has been a real struggle. But I’ve made the time to get most things back into working order and have made even more time to do some IRS tax return shopping. I leave you with my fiberlicious finds.

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Caramel Apple Fingering Silky Merino by Sundara (this was the Autumn shipment which I don’t subscribe to, I was lucky enough to buy two skeins from someone destashing)

Intention: February Lady Sweater

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Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca and Silk

Intention: Originally I bought it because the color and then I thought about Henley Perfected, then I realized I didn’t have enough hanks so I’m opting for Silk Shrug

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Navy Blue 100% Organic Wool

Intention: Thorpe and scarf for Shawn

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Rowan Chunky Print

Intention: owls sweater

Lest you think that was all of my yarn shopping I should advise you that it was not. I just scored during a Sundara update- two skeins sock yarn and one skein silk lace. (There’s another update tomorrow, do I dare?) I also lucked out on someone destashing Vesper and Sundara Limited Edition sock yarn. I’m waiting for the postman to deliver those.

So what does one do with all of this string stuff? One knits.

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This weekend has proved to be extremely busy. Busy knitting!

The uniformity of cables in the Cabled Jacket for Scout’s 2nd birthday.

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Verity pattern finally understood. And now loved.

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Finding the perfect button.

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A little Thanksgiving Black Friday shopping: Blue Sky Alpacas Melange in Robin’s Egg, (the color is way lighter than shown). I also picked up a copy of Debbie Bliss’ Alpaca Silk and there are at least five patterns I want to knit. Now.

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Trading in one yarn for another. The Mirasol Project Miski had no stitch definition for Shawn’s sweater so I traded for some Queensland Collection Rustic Wool and am pleasantly suprised with this yarn. Yum.

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Of course, it hasn’t all been yarn and knitting. But there’s always more tomorrow.

Yarn Sale

I’m doing a little yarn sale here at iKnit.iPurl. Whatever doesn’t sell on here by Wednesday I will put on eBay, so get some yarn while it’s hot. Just leave a comment or shoot me an email. I take PayPal or I will accept money orders/checks. I might even accept a trade. * smile * Shipping is included with the price.

So here goes:

Spunky Eclectic in “Irish Dreams”. 360 yards to the skein. 90% Superwash Sport with 10% Nylon. 6 sts= 1″ on US 3-4. $20

Arucania Ranco Multi, (this is what I used for my Secret of the Stole, but haven’t finished it and have no desire to, so…), color #308. I have two skeins, one is already in a cake for you, each is 376 yards. 75% wool and 25% polyamide. 24 sts=4″ on US 3. $25.

Debbie Bliss Cotton DK color #13004, dye lot #55. There are 5 skeins, each 84 meters, (approximately 470 yards). 100 % cotton. 20 x 28 = 4″ on US 6. $20

Blue Sky Alpacas 100% Alpaca color #309. There are 5 skeins at 120 yards a piece, (approximately 600 yards). 5-6 sts = 1″ on US 3-5. $23.

Rowan 4ply cotton, color #119, lot number 25C4, (it’s a very light pink). There are 5 skeins, each 186 yards, (930 yards) . 27-29 sts x 37-39 rows= 4″ on US 2’s. $24.

ZwergerGarn “Opal” yarn, color #1261, (brown). 425 meters to the 100 g skein. 28 x 36 = 4″ on I belive 2.0 mm. (The ball band is all in German.) $7

I also have 1 skein of Trekking XXL in dark/light blues. Color #186. 75% wool, 25% nylon. This ball has 459 yards. No gauge info except that they use 2-3mm needles. German made. $7.

And I have a hank of Manos del Uruguay in a pretty yellow, Color #Z. 138 yards on a 100 gram hank. 14-18 sts = 4″ on US 8-10 needles. $12.

There is more, but I’ll wait to post those.

Enjoy.