April 02, 2013

As Promised

In my last post, I said I'd show some of the haul I've accumulated that went unmentioned.  I get embarrassed about my stash ... I don't know why.  Some of the stuff I don't even remember buying and some of it went straight to my hoard of yarn goodies so I don't even remember which skeins are new(ish).  That said, here's what I could get my hands on.  This post will be picture heavy - just like last time.

In no particular order, there is Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme which I purchased with the intention of making the Sheep Heid hat.  The yarn came all the way from the Shetland Islands - how exotic.

Then - when I must have been crazy or asleep when I ordered it, I ordered a kit to make the Bohus Rose Lace Collar sweater in pink.  Pink!  OMG!  I thought I was ordering the pattern, turns out it was a kit and it came in pink or yellow.  Both colors are not my style, but what the heck, you only live once and I think I might be able to get away with a pink sweater if it's pretty enough.  This package came all the way from Sweden.  I'm international, I tell you.

As if I hadn't punished myself enough, I went to PS Fabrics in NYC, I scooped up nine skeins of Shepherd's Own undyed wool at only $5.00 skein.  What a steal!

My thought was to buy 5 skeins (252 yards per skein), and make myself a sweater, but the clerk said there wasn't much left and what if I should run out - once it's gone, it's gone. That sent me into panic mode so I bought all there was in the same dye lot - leaving behind 3 skeins of the other dye lot.  Maybe I should have bought them too.

Had enough?  I'm not done.

Diane (the enabler) of Knitabulls Podcast was having a KAL with Socks that Rock yarn (make anything using that yarn) for a chance to win a prize.  She also mentioned that Blue Moon Fiber Arts has a kit called Sheep to Shoe, and if I were to spin the yarn to make my project, I'd have two chances to win a prize.  There's only a chance in a 500 I'll win, and I'd already made the socks (Business Casual), so I probably won't spin this fiber.  The colorway is Eos:

There's fiber everywhere in my house!  I've got to start spinning, like, today.  My fourth installment of BFL from Sunset Fibers arrived with it's pattern to make pocket socks.  This skein reminds me of Spring, even though it's a brisk 30-something degrees outside:

Now, in case you think this is a buying blog instead of a knitting blog - knitting is happening.

I participated in a KAL with Mel of Single Handed Knits to make a sweater called Hoaloha.  I got this far,

before the pain in my arms got so intense I had to stop.  Physical therapy is ongoing and hopefully I'll finish this sweater sooner than later since I don't want it to sit around all Summer.  That would be tragic.  Made with Patons Classic merino wool.  I have 1 1/2 skeins left to make two sleeves.  Here's hoping I make it to the end.

I also cast on for a pair of socks for Patrick (a co-worker), but he nixed the socks because of the colors.  He wasn't thrilled.  I was making them with the yarn I chose because I wasn't thrilled with it either.

It's the orange he doesn't like, now I have to go on a sock yarn hunt.  Dang!  I'm still going to make the socks and someone is going to wear them - I don't care who.

I have lots to knitting to do, and tomorrow Natalie is going to work me over in therapy after which I'll be good to do knitting - which is frowned upon, but not prohibited - for about three days.  I have cut down on the knitting, but the shopping is collateral damage and it's costing me a fortune!  Oy!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my. Oy is right. I'm loving the sweater and the socks too.