Sunday, January 25, 2009

Latest Yarn Acquisitions

First off, from Webs:

Some Araucania Sock yarn...I'm not sure why I got the beige-y's not thrilling but it'll make some nice subdued socks. (Edited to add: If you go to Webs and check out the Araucania Ranco Multy color 803, you'll see why I ordered it. It looks much richer there, with darker browns and charcoaly bits and bright red. Oh well, that's hand-dye for you, she says philosophically.)

Some Cash Island for a scarf.

Royal Silk that red.

And some gorgeous purple Soy Silk. I have a friend who cannot tolerate wool in any form. I made her a scarf last year but I wasn't thrilled with the color. She likes jewel tones...and this purple is certainly that. So she may get another scarf from my needles.

Then, at The Black Sheep's sale, I got:

Some Noro sock yarn. I's's incredibly fine...some people have a lot of trouble with knots and unevenness. But I kept going back and checking out the shop's sample socks and they were just so darn pretty. Good sturdy socks.

I also got this Lumpy Bumpy yarn in a colorway that I think will look coordinated enough with the Noro ribbed scarf I made not long ago that I can make a hat. Heavens knows I don't seem to be able to keep the scarf off my neck...I'd like a hat to go with it.

And finally, for very little money...

Look at these. I have no idea what I'll do with them. But the yarn is incredibly soft. And it glitters. I love it. (Edited to add: Somehow I am seeing a big, sparkly red and cream scarf...hmmm.)

Guess I'd better knit faster.


Eryka Jackson said...

All I can say is Im jealous. I doing the stash diet so this is like going to a yarn bakery and looking in the window!

Life's a Stitch said...

I found the Noro Silk Garden sock yarn didn't have the same issues as other Noro yarns. Hopefully your sock yarn won't either.

Rooie said...

Oh, Eryka, you have stronger will-power than I. I just can't resist this stuff. I really need to stop. And I've slowed down a bit. I think.

Li, I actually love Noro yarns. I mean, people complain about the itchiness of Kureyon and the knots and the unevenness...ditto with Silk Garden. And I don't think the yarns are all that itchy and I will put up with a lot for the gorgeous, gorgeous colors. So I'm sort of excited about the sock yarn.

Niki said...

I've been using the Noro Silk Garden sock a lot lately (meaning I've been knitting the same pair of socks for a really long time) and haven't had any issues with it at all. So I went out and bought, uh, five more skeins of it.

I have a bit of a problem, I think.