Sunday, May 13, 2007

The yarn (and other stuff)

I took the pictures a few days ago and then left on a business trip. I don’t have a laptop so I couldn’t post from the hotel. And as an aside gripe – the hotel didn’t have a movie rental service. I was stuck watching crap I wouldn’t even watch at home. I was looking forward to seeing something that had just been in the theaters not so long ago.

Anyway – here is what I purchased at MD S&W…

My first purchase was the pattern which is a crocheted scarf. I love the lacy but plain look of it. I was going to get the yarn too but it would have cost almost $200 and I wasn’t about to do that. I bought the yarn pictured with it, which is the same yardage and was just under $40. It’s really soft and yummy yarn.

Second was a rug hook kit. I’ve done rug hooking before and Shannon wanted to try it and I ended up getting this heart which I think is really cute. I have to find my hook and hoop.

Then we found the Fleece Artist Sea Wool and I got two skeins. I also got some Panda Cotton to try.

Then there is the Brooks Farm yarn. They have such lovely stuff, but I only bought the Acero in two colorways. The purple will more than likely be one of the shawls from Victorian Shawls today and the other a ½ pie shawl.

The last is the pattern and Koigu I got at Rosie’s

Believe it or not I've not cast on one of these yarns or started the rug hook kit. What I did do was cast on for a ripple scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I'm using Lorna's Laces and Shaeffer Anne. I may be casting on for the Tomato sweater later today (from No Sheep).

Does anyone know a treatment for cast-on-itis?


Bezzie said...

I think castitis is a terminal condition. Sorry ;-)

Man, I haven't rug hooked in YEARS!!!!!

Midnight2sticks said...

I forgot about that crochet shawl! Thats amazing! So much fun...I always get startitis!

Stephanie said...

That crochet shawl is really beautiful --- I might have to get the details of that pattern.

Thanks for sharing your loot from MD S&W --- I'm so jealous!

turtlegirl76 said...

Nice haul. I still covet your Fleece Artist. Never did run across it there but I did see the Panda Cotton!

Stephanie said...

My shawl pattern is from Fiber Trends --- I put a link in the post, if you're interested.

Have a super day!!

doulicia said...

Hey -- I have some of that yarn. Autumn House Farms, right? Is yours the Shantung Silk (or something like that)? Mine is, it's a loosely plied 3-strand. Very pretty. But I can't figure out what to do with it. I have 5 balls. Let me know how the scarf works out!