Obsessed knitting geek, mother, and science teacher - not necessarily in that order

Monday, July 2, 2007

Wheee - vacation and birthday yarn!!!

Holy cow this past week has been amazing. I kicked off our vacation with the summer solstice sale at Make1 Yarns - hubby even bought me a $50 GC as part of my birthday present to give me a head start on the enabling (like I needed any help). So here is some pictures of my haul:
Some lonely skeins I got for a whopping 50% off including
Lorna's Laces fisherman's wool in mixed berries
RY Cashsoft aran (to make Nakiska for my SIL)
Regia silk in black
malabrigo in a gorgeous blue/black (will be mittens)
Blue Sky Alpaca organic cotton in soft purple (to become a baby bolero from One Skein)

Some Schaefer Anne and Schaefer Lola at 20% off.
And a most luscious skein of Scheafer Esperanza in the Indira Ghandi colorway (at 50% off!!). I had to knit it up right away into a cuddly wrap - feather and fan pattern.

I also arrived home to the Knitpicks order I had made for my first real sweater project. I also threw in some memories sock yarn to try and a set of needles to try magic loop for socks.
I think I will try making Viveka with the Wool of the Andes in Iron Ore or maybe the Orgami Cardi from this summer's IK - undecided so far.

Here is the knitting progress I made during my vacation. In addition to the Esperanza wrap, I also
finished a sock and a half for my hubby
made some progress on my Tofutsies flicker sock
front and back and part of both sleeves done on Vestee
And a good start on my Chevron scarf. I used one skein of STR in the Carbon dating colorway (that refused to be Jaywalkers) and one skien of Zen Strings Lotustoes in the Cherry Mocha Java colorway. I LOVE the combination - the blues with the browns (some burgundy and purples and grey thrown in) are marvelous - very ME!!

It's been a great vacation and birthday and so now I must settle into my yarn diet!!