Saturday, June 7, 2008

Yarn Goodies!

Thursday was last day of school for my 7 yr old - she graduated from 1st grade, so we went out for ice cream to celebrate (you can see pics on my daily blog). After ice cream I commented that I might like to pop to the LYS before we head home - Kristen was more than happy to go (because they have a basket of toys that she likes to play with!). I didn't need anything in particular (when do you ever?) but I came away with a few good buys that I thought I'd share with you.

First off this 'Lama Mohair' was on sale. At 50% off it was only $4 a skein. I had in mind to try the 'Spook' pattern with it and I've already cast on! I can see me now with a brown cami underneath it in the fall, with jeans and my brown boots on :-) If it turns out ok that is - and if it doesn't. . . . .well it's only $12 I wasted! It was THIS that urged me to try it, (I think Amanda's Spook for her daughter turned out beautiful) and when I coincidently got the pattern in my Simply Knitting magazine I knew I'd try it sooner or later. I must say though, it is the weirdest yarn to knit with, feels like I'm knitting a cobweb!

I also bought some Cascade Eco Wool. I recently bought the One Skein 101 Designer book but I have no wool in my stash (if you can believe that), I have a very poor stash :( So I bought this to put to one side for when I want to do something quick.

And then there was the Rowan Big Wool on sale, again 50% off. I recently saw this pattern again over at Susan's blog, so I bought the yarn to make myself a pair of mitts (or they might end up in the gift box, ya never know).

And with that, I'm going off to knit - it's a nice quiet Saturday afternoon around here!


Robyn said...

I love 'Spook'! What issue of Simply Knitting is it in? I wonder how else to get the pattern. Hmmm....

Also, I love your header - did you make it?

amanda said...

I'm really envious of you having Kristen at home already! Mine don't finish for the summer until late July.
I think Spook will look great in orange. It's very similar to the Marmalade shade of KSH. Lily likes to see who is knitting Spook on Ravelry so do keep us posted!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

An icecream celebration - the best way to celebrate!!!! I love your yarn goodies and Spook - it will be prefect as you say for Fall over a brown cami top.

Annie said...

Hi Denise,
Thank you for your kind thoughts regarding Nala. It's been a hard week but I know she is in a better place.

You gave me a great idea for Ella's last day of school. She'll think that's fun. Coldstone, here we come (Tuesday).

a friend to knit with said...

ahhh. congrats to your big girl!
and happy summer to you!
love your buys. those chunky mittens are so great.

kim said...

Such nice goodies! And it sounds as though you have some fun projects lined up. Happy knitting.

tiennie said...

Congrats to your daughter! One of mine is the same age. :) Enjoy your new purchases!