Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Stash Enhancement

I thought I'd post some pictures of some yarn I've bought recently, because I love all of them so much, and can't wait to use them! Although, as with most yarns I love, I always put lesser favored yarns in the front of the queue - saving the best for last, if you will. But at the rate I buy yarn, I'll never get to the "last."

Anyway, BHE was out of town the Saturday before Mother's Day, and I decided I didn't want to sit at home with the kids. I gave them a choice of going bumper bowling, or going to the "knitting store." Lo, and behold, they chose the knitting store! One of my LYS, Loops, has a kicka$$ playroom and they love to go there! I think we were probably there about a couple of hours! I had plenty of time to browse, and even sat and knitted for awhile on my Wicked cardi :) I bought a hank of new sock yarn that had just come in. This is Yukon sock yarn by Pagewood Farms, and the color way is Prism. The yarn is Merino, Bamboo, and Nylon, and feel wonderful! It has 450 yards per hank, so I can probably squeeze a pair of socks for Sweetpea out of the leftovers.

My other acquisitions came from the Loopy Ewe. It had been awhile since I ordered from Sheri, and I was feeling the itch. I looked at the What's New link first, and found this yarn from Schaefer - it is Schaefer Anne, and the colorway is called Penny Lane! That was a no-brainer - how could I not buy yarn my blog shares a name with? I probably wouldn't normally have ordered this, solely because of the orange-y color in it, but I'm excited to see how it knits up. Plus I've never knit with Schaefer yarns before, and I've heard nothing but good about them.

Finally, every time I order yarn, I feel like i have to order more than just one skein to justify the shipping. Sheri's shipping is very reasonable, but I still feel like I'm getting my moneys worth if I can split the shipping between two or more skeins of yarn. I guess that's the accountant in me. Anyway, I looked around at the other yarns, and decided on a skein of Austermann Step in Vulcan. Honestly, I thought I was ordering Boysenberry - I remembered a sort of pink and grey mix, and when I went to find it (too quickly), I chose the light red/grey combo instead. I still like it - but I may end up ordering Boysenberry at some point. I think the pink and grey combo is very sweet, and maybe a little bit of '80's preppy nostalgia :) I have another skein of Step in my stash that I haven't used yet (more of that saving the best for last), so this will go right next to it. Hopefully I will like them as much as I think I will!


Jennifer said...

Lovely stash enhancement!

Minnie~Knits said...

I love all your yarn!!! We must have similar color taste or something. I see a lot a yarn on a lot a blogs, and I prefer yours. :-)
I do the same thing you do, when I buy yarn, make the box full enough to justify shipping costs!

Ilix said...

Love the pennylane!!! I like the Vulcan too... can't wait to see the creations!