Friday, November 23, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
That is the complete collection of my damage! Gorgeous isn't it?!! I walked around for about 2 hours trying to stray away from anything I thought was beautiful but had no clue at what I would make out of it. Also I still felt like a newbie because there were still so many things I didn't know about there. The way yarn is dyed, spun, needles used at times, types of stitch patterns, etc. made me fell like I did last year. Of course this year I was able to appreciate a lot more and buy yarn and needles for it all. Let me start with what I did buy.
First we have the beautiful Brooks Farms purchase Riata, Wool/Mohair/Silk. I bought 2 skiens of this so I could make for myself a clapotis. It contains about 375yds each, so of course it's more than enough. I'm just entranced by the soft creams/blues/ browns that it has. I think it's going to look awesome!!
Then you have a discounted skein of Fourplay, wool/silk, 270yds. I found it laying underneath a load of other discounted yarn but this one caught my eye. It looks just like the Riata I bought but its a lot darker. This of course will be another scarf for myself. I know I'm still learning to knit different things but I do love scarfs a lot!!! I'll always will. Maybe I'll give it to Justin though, it does have "Manly" colors.
Then next you have the same type of yarn but it's all in browns and greys. I wanted this to make a clapotis for my mom. I can see her sitting in bed reading a book with a clapotis made out of this yarn around her sholders keeping her warm in the winter. I'm so excited, I can't wait to start on all these projects!!
Now we come to the sock yarn at the bottom. That's Amanda's concoctions (excuse me I can't spell) from Lone Star Arts. They are called Grundge and Little Boy Blue. They are mainly sock yarns, which I plan to convert into socks for myself (Grundge) and for my sister in law!!! That is until I actually finish with my first pair of socks, which I actually had to undo and start over again! But like they say practice makes perfect. I'll just keep at it.
Then I bought some lace weight yarn (Kraemer, Sterling Sil & Silver, Merino/silk/nylon/silver, 420 yds) to make a shawl out of for myself actually. I've never really had a shawl I thought was practical, not too elaborate and could go with anything. So I plan to make one from these. That is once I get over my fear of how long it really takes to make something from lace weight yarn.
And last, but not least were the little things I found while I was there. There is a small grab bag, with enought yarn to make a scarf, it has the pattern yarn and directions for blocking all combined. It came in a pretty pink color. Then I bought some Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn that is black and blue. Don't really know who I'll give it to but I just loved the combination. Then some size 2 double point needles and size8 circular. I bought the circularto make my clapotis with.
So now I have a ton of new yarn and I really need to clean out my old ones. I think I'll let my friends have all the ones I have no clue what I'll do with. I know we've all done that, seen something we like and want to do something with but never getting around to figuring out what that is. I hope my friends have better ideas for the stuff I have no clue what to do with and make great masterpieces out of them.