Friday, October 17, 2008

Little Treats!

I joined a new gym a couple of weeks ago and I've been doing really well at finding the time to go along and workout. Actually it's pretty easy right now because I signed up for a personal trainer so I have set appointments to go to :-) I worked out with the PT yesterday and today was my 'homework' day and I had to go in and do 45 minutes cardio on the treadmill, keeping my heart rate up to a certain level. Why am I telling you all this ? Well the nice thing about the gym is that it's about a 3 minute drive from my LYS ;-) and you guessed it, that's right where I headed after I'd finished my workout!

I thought I deserved a little treat after 2 weeks of constant keep-fit, well that, and the fact it's my 45th birthday tomorrow!!! I wanted to buy some yummy skeins (read "not acrylic") to make some small gifts with. In the photo above you can see another skein of Noro 'Cash Iroha' (front right), color no. is 22, but I wish it would give the yarn a name. I think it's so much nicer if they add a name to the color.

To the left of that is Berroco Foliage. This is 53% wool and 47% acrylic! But it was in the 50% basket so for $3.50 I would expect a little acrylic, and it's pretty soft so I was thinking it would make a nice neck warmer/cowl.

Behind the Berroco is a skein of Classic Elite 'Lush' (50%wool/50%angora). This feels lovely and again I have in mind a nice neck warmer, just not sure what pattern I'll chose yet. And the last skein to the right of the Lush is Rio De La Plata, hand spun-kettle dyed 100% wool. . . and this was in the 50% basket too :-) It's got some nice creams and green colors in it with a very soft eggplant color and dark grey (at least that's how I'd describe it.

So now I'm off to search Ravelry (and browse my knitting books) for some one skein projects. Have a great Friday!

9 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Jared at brooklyntweed.blogspot.com just put out a new pattern for a "morningside neckwarmer" that he knit up with a skein of cashmere. Just one more place to check out for a pattern :). I believe you can ravel it for free.

kim said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Lovely treats you have there. I found my self drawn to the acrylic one. Go figure! So many possibilities...

Charity said...

Look at all those goodies! Fun, fun, fun! And Happy Birthday! :0)

lilibethsgarden said...

Happy Birthday, the 40's are the greatest! And good going on the workouts, I just got back into working out this week and today I am SORE!! (not too sore to knit tho!).

It's fun to search for one skein projects, they are nice little indulgences.

Annie said...

Looks like you had a birthday yesterday. Happy belated birthday!! and have fun knitting. I just picked up the new Luxury Yarn One Skein Wonders and it has lots of beautiful things!

Ren said...

happy birthday! hope you had a great day! : )

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Happy Birthday - you youngster you!

What a wonderful circumstance to have a LYS so close to your gym. You definately chose some fun yarns to play around with.

You can't go wrong with a hat (you just did my other favorite which are fingerless mitt).

lucky knitter said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you enjoy your day!

Ann said...

Happy Belated Birthday & you definitely deserve the yarn treat! Gorgeous yarn.