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New Yarn from the Retreat

Miss Babs brought us a trunk show of yarns. The fingering weight sock yarns were beautiful. I, of course, need more sock yarn like Iceland needs snow, but I felt a responsibility to purchase after her huge effort to support us. Honest!

The grey ombre (OOK Storm)is for doing some fancy colorwork with all the bits and pieces of left overs I have—or maybe something more planned.

The silveriness appealed.
This green colorway (Bluegrass) is a bit more vibrant that the pic, but it still has a soft, feminine quality to it.

A Strand of Purls, one of Hickory’s LYS, opened Saturday evening just for us. It was a nice thing to do, and I wanted to support her, also, with a purchase.

Her base yarns seem to be Universal Yarn and Sublime. I wasn’t interested in either of those. Her sock yarn didn’t interest me because I had just seen Miss Babs’ show. I almost bought some Rowan magazines. I never knit anything from them, but I can enjoy the photos for years,

Finally I found a Louisa Harding silk yarn called Mulberry in a great color for me. I also liked the spin which really shows the luster. I had never seen this yarn before and it was screaming “Lacy shawlette” at me. I bought four skeins to play with. (126 yds/ 50 g; 100% silk)

I’m in a small shawl / large scarf mood just now. More on this later.

I think I showed remarkable restraint. Just don’t ask when I plan to cast on and knit these babies.


One Response

  1. So, when are you going to cast on? =P Did I show you the Miss Babs sock color I ended up getting? Oyster. Heh. I couldn’t leave it be. I had to have it.

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