Saturday, March 26, 2011

Last Week's Yarn Purchases

Last Friday I went to the Abbotsford Fibreswest show and picked up a few skeins of wool. I decided I'd either knit socks or use patterns from One Skein Wonders - Luxury Yarn or One Skein Wonders - Sock Yarn especially because right now I just want quick, short knitting projects.

Here's what I bought:

Malbrigo (already gave it away so I don't know more details), Araucania Ranco Multy,
Madelinetosh Sock - Iceburg, Online Super Sock Yarn

Madeline Tosh Sock Yarn - Moss, Aslan Trends - Royal Alpaca -Palm, 
Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino-Green 203, Malabrigo Uruguay Superwash Merino Sock 

Ancient Threads Farm - Sockittomme, Aslan Trends - Royal Alpaca, 
Malabrigo - Silky Merino - Forest 470. 

As you can see, I've already wound some of them into cakes so I can get started right away. And yes, I gave up on the "2010 Craft Challenge" of not buying any new yarns.

And while we're taking about shopping, I also acquired this purse last week. I wanted something a little more spring-like instead of my black leather purse:

It's made out of hemp, I bought it on Etsy, it usually looks taupe, but more frequently is seems to be on the purplish side. Believe it or not, the yarn in the top photo second from the left looks quite good with it, so I think I'll be making a light scarf or shawl to wear with this purse.

Next I hope you'll be able to follow along as I knit up these fabulous yarns!


Big Girl Feet said...

Wow! Nice yarn scores!! And love the new purse- how sweet and springy!!

Carol Browne said...

Jackpot! I also really like the green yarn. It's dreamy. And that's a cute/sneaky little bow on that purse.

My Little Corner said...

Thanks again!

Yes, it's sure obvious that I like green isn't it?

And yes, I'm loving that purse as well!

Teena in Toronto said...

That should keep you busy for a while.