Thursday, November 02, 2006

She's right, it IS fun.



Yesterday I went to my favourite LYS' moving sale. After I had been in the store for a few minutes and had done a bit of recon, I prudently asked for a basket. I went down my mental list of projects, and started loading up. After I had 10 balls of Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool in the basket, four Gedifra Sportivo sock yarn, and a pattern book, I got a bit lightheaded and felt like I needed a little lie down, but I just sat on the floor for a few minutes until it passed.

In case you're wondering what you can get for $240 at Fun Knits, feast your eyes on this.


Clockwise from bottom left:

- four balls of Gedifra Sportivo sock yarn: two green, two blue

- 3 balls of Lavold Silky Wool in pink, the matching dye lot of 2 balls I already had, for This

- little bitty blue sock yarn (for a friend. There is also green, but it didn't make it into the picture.)

- 10 balls Lavold Silky Wool (it's a DK weight) in brown, for ERIS. That's right, you heard me: ERIS. I swatched the SW a couple of nights ago and got gauge, and beautiful cables, with this yarn.

- sweater bag of Classic Merino (oh yeah, come to Momma) in "New Denim", for either Cromarty or St Brigid, I can't decide.

- 3 skeins Malabrigo kettle-dyed merino in Hollyhock. I saved the best for last here...it's stunning. The colour doesn't come through in the picture above, but it's pretty true here:


The Malabrigo is destined for a self-designed vest. I've got something specific in mind but it might take me a while to work up the schematic and the construction.

In the centre is a much-needed needle gauge and ruler, and the aforementioned pattern book, Elsebeth Lavold's Designer Book One: Viking Knits Collection. It's all Silky Wool, all the time in this book. There are several designs I would knit, and I love the yarn, so it was definitely a good buy. I have my eye on a cardigan as well as the tank mentioned above.

So that's two full sweaters, a tank, a vest, and several pairs of socks, plus a pattern book and a steel needle gauge, for $240. Steal.

1 comment:

Kate said...

I thought I was all done admiring but nope. Just drooled on my keyboard.