Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Yarn for the International Exchanges

I finally have pictures of the yarn I'm using for the exchanges. First is the yarn for the International Tote Exchange II. My pal wants a very subdued and simple felted bag, so I'm using Cascade 220 in navy, with a little Rowan Lurex Shimmer for some zing.

Next, I chose another yarn for the International Scarf Exchange III. This is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Bulky in the popular colorway, "The cat thought the skein band was a toy." I like the colors better now that I'm knitting them up. I'm using a reversible cable pattern, which is very easy and fun to knit.

I have 1 1/2 repeats finished here.

While I was in the LYS, I couldn't resist this, Lorna's Laces Revelation in Watercolor. It was so pretty, I had to have it.

Blogger won't allow pics, but here's the post anyway.

Monday, September 04, 2006

More yarn!

For me, that is. I still haven't found the right yarn for my International Tote Exchange II partner. It seems like everyone else is finished already. It just started last week! I have until Halloween. Don't worry, partner, you'll get a tote sooner or later, probably later.

I spent $50 on yarn today: 4 skeins of Cascade Pastaza in a beautiful pewter color, 1 skein of CPY Squiggle in pink/orange, 2 skeins of CPY Little Flowers in red/pink/purple and orange/red, 1 skein of CPY BeBop in chocolate almond, and 1 skein of a Trendsetter railroad yarn in reds/purples. I didn't mean to purchase yarn for me today, but it was on clearance sale and it was pretty. Will post pics soon.

I can't wait to get the name of my partner for the International Scarf Exchange. And I just signed up for Secret Pal 9. Yes, I've jumped into the exchanges. How else am I to diminish the stash or excuse the purchase of more yarn when I'm supposed to be on a yarn diet? I think my stash has enough yarn to get me through to Stitches West in February. Of 2009. A mere piker, I know.

My LYS is hiring and I. Will. Not. Apply. I know I'd take all of my wages home in yarn.