Saturday, September 01, 2007

diet? who said diet??

OK... there's lots of yarn p0rn pictures to post.

Noro from littleknits(came Thursday):

5 skeins Classic Elite Renaissance (a couldn't pass up purchase from ebay (came Friday):

And the piƩce de resistance, my S.E.X. from Kraemer's Yarns in Nazareth, who was having a 50% sale off EVERYTHING but their own name yarn, starting today. Unfortunately for me, (but good for my wallet) I got there in the afternoon instead of when the doors opened as I wished.
21 Plymouth Fantasy (I should have bought them out):

3 Butterfly (which is supposedly made along with Tahki Cotton Classic but off name and a bigger 125g skein):

7 Elsebeth Lavold's Hempathy:

2 Paton's Classic Merino and 1 Paton's Soy Wool Stripes:

2 Bernat Camoflauge in Outback:
This yarn is for my brothers Christmas gift. He wants glittens for hunting. I saw this and knew it would be perfect. And it's washable which is good cuz I'm sure he'll get them dirty!

Sock Yarn 1 Plymouth Sockotta and 4 Regia Stretch:
For DH (solids) and me!

Jeanie by Kraemer Yarn. This yarn is 80% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Nylon, Super Fine 3.5 oz./ 100 Grams approximately 480 Yards for U.S. Needle #1 - 3 with a gauge of 6.75 - 8 stitches = 1" This is regularly priced at $9.45/skein but I got it for$4.65/skein cuz the coloring isn't perfect. I'm gonna dye it anyway, so it was a brainless deal. Shoulda bought more!!!!!!!!
This will make mom's present with about half of the quantity leftover. If you're reading this mom, any specific color you'd prefer?

My sum total was much less than I expected.
I saw their Sterling yarn which has 63% superwashmerino/20% silk/15% nylon/2% silver. Yes, you read that right, real silver. Has a beautiful sheen. I coveted that baby... someday I will own some. They had 2 cones that were dyed in this gorgeous blue/purple blend... YUM

What I didn't find because I was too late was Cherry Tree Hill Sock Yarn or other higher end sock yarns Maybe you got it all Mrs. B?

What have I been working on? Well... not enough. I am all but finished the knitted food for the Love2Knit Dishcloth Exchange and today I decided that I may try to design my own cloth pattern to go along with it. If I can't do it, I have one that I've knitted and have in my exchange stash that would work fine as well. I started sock 2, but am not far along.

I'm expecting that I'll be getting my ravelry invite in less than a week. I've been watching and it seems they invite about 150 people a day, so....
You signed up on June 29, 2007
You are #11554 on the list.
639 people are ahead of you in line.
18502 people are behind you in line.
36% of the list has been invited so far
If the math is right that's about 4.2 days! I can't wait!

I had off from work on Friday. Of course at about 10:15 DD's school nurse called and said she had been there twice with a headache DH answered and offered to pick her up. I would have suggested acetaminophen, but... I went and got her, brought her home and then took the 'baby' out shopping with me to get the older 2 more clothes for school. I also picked up some things for my classroom (those tubes you swing around and they whistle, the faster you swing, the higher the pitch - I use them for something different though) and got DH some stuff he needed for his women's chorus.

Thank goodness we have off Monday. Maybe I'll get some knitting done!

Happy Crafting!


hakucho said...

I signed up for Ravelry on June 22 and got my invite last Tues. It's incredible...just amazing. The only drawback is that it sucks (very addictive) you in and causes you to spend way too much time on it! I'm driving my boys crazy and I've been warned if I say the word "ravelry" one more time I'm not sure what will happen to me ;)

You'll love it :)

Karin said...

I was at Kraemers sale too, but got there in the morning. What a zoo. Their Summit Hill yarn was reduced because they are going to make it in hanks. I bought 18 skeins. What a sale!



Hi Carole1 sorry I missed you at the sale. what a hoot! I've posted my thrill-gotten gains today, so stop by!
happy knitting-with all your new yarns!