Saturday, April 10, 2010

Yarn Buying

Don't you just love finding a color yarn you like and feel that you just have to buy it? Maybe it's the color, maybe it's the price, maybe it's a particular project you can see yourself knitting, maybe it's just the yarn, or maybe you just have to have it.

Well, that happened to me this week. First I decided to buy some yarn from the Loopy Ewe. I love Madelinetosh dk and Sweet Georgia superwash sock yarn, so I found myself ordering Victorian Gothic, Copper Penny and Grove in Madelinetosh dk and Orchid in Sweet Georgia.

Madelinetosh dk and Sweet Georgia
I just had to order the Copper Penny. See, when I was a teenager, we didn't have many fast food restaurants, but we did have the Kopper Penny. Everyone knew where the Kopper Penny was, even if you didn't live in the area. It became a landmark, even after it burned down and they built a gas station/convenience store there. So, whenever someone gives directions in that area, they refer to the Kopper Penny and everyone knows where it is and how to get where they want to go. So, this skein of yarn will be a rememberance for me.

When Blue Mountain Fiber Arts initially came out with a sock club, I joined. I joined for three years. Then last year, I decided not to. Well, the first shipment was a beautiful skein of blue yarn with a pattern for a sock with beads called the Queen of Beads. I just had to have this yarn and the pattern. I waited patiently and they finally offered it outside of the sock club. I finally got around to ordering it and also had to order two other skeins of yarns. So I got Froggin and Valentina in the medium weight and My Blue Heaven in the lightweight.

STR - froggin - valentina - myblueheaven

Then, I go to my favorite yarn shop (The Knitter's Edge) and she has Online sock yarn for $10 a skein. I love Online sock yarn and the colors were great. I got color 1177, 1121, and 1176.

Online - KE special

Now, I have to get knitting and it's perfect timing since tax season is almost over.

I did finish one project. It is the April KAL for my Monthly Dishcloth Group. The pattern is Teddy Bear by Sue Mrenna. I have to say that I thought it was a rabbit until I found out the name of the pattern and realized that I was looking at it upside down. I used size 6 needles with Peaches and Creme yarn in the camel colorway.

April 2010 KAL - Teddy bear

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