Back at the beginning of the month I posted this photo — it was the bag full of my Black Friday Yarn purchases — and promised I’d dump it out to show you want was really in it.
Well – here’s what that bag holds:
The browny pile of yarn is alpaca that is destined for a vest I want to make. I originally started the vest in some bright orange but I realized I don’t have enough, couldn’t get more, and did I really want to look like the giant pumpkin? Probably not. But I do actually have an orange wool coat so will probably use the orange yarn to make a scarf, hat, etc. to go with that. But this brown will be much better for the vest. Then of course there are various random single hanks of sock yarn, two colbalt blue that are worsted weight. Quite a nice group.
But did that stop me from buying a bit more yarn — you know it did not!
The Loopy Ewe has a line called Seasonings with coordinating smaller hanks to match the main hank for heels and toes of socks (or trim on some other knit garmet, etc)
Here’s the two Seasonings I bought. And I also bought a Loopy Cake to make another cowl with. The colors are a bit pastelly (something I usually don’t gravitate to) but they were pretty and I think with a light gray they will look lovely.
And was that all the yarn buying — well not exactly but the stuff I’m waiting for is for the shawl KAL on ravelry I’ll be doing later this month and I needed multiple hanks of the same colors, and three different colors to go together for the shawl and the majority of the stash is single hanks.
But then today, I stopped at Stitcher’s Crossing – the local quilt sho which also has a nice yarn selection – to pick up some gifts for a friend and saw this yarn in a basket there
I just couldn’t walk by that lovely color combination. It’s 100% wool and was a bargain so I took the last four they had in that color. I’m hoping to make a snuggly warm cowl since it will look good with my red coat and add some color. I just have to decide what pattern to use.
I did manage to get the christmas gifts and a few fat quarters of fabric for me too. 🙂
So today I managed to get the christmas gift I need to mail to a quilty friend in California – just maybe it will get there before Christmas. Got the two bosses’ gifts. Picked up my new eyeglasses which had come in. And got a few groceries. Laundry is started, and I just need to type up yardage info for two quilts (which I’ve already figured) and can get into to Hoffman Fabrics tomorrow that they are waiting for. So I feel I’m back on track – at least a little.
Oh, my other bargain out shopping today — I had been wanting one of those little Shark steam floor cleaners to use on my tile in the bathroom, entryway, kitchen and laundry room. None of them are huge areas but my knees, which have been mangled from too many falls over the years, just do not like me kneeling on ceramic tile andwashing floors on my hands and knees. It was on sale as an early bird bonus, plus I got an additional percentage off so it ended up being half price. Not that I love cleaning but I’m anxious to give it a try.