When frustration abounds, what’s a girl to do? Buy yarn! Forget the yarn diet! I was thinking of a title for this post and I thought about Friday Failure! 🙂
Seriously, some of this yarn was ordered before the blog debacle but you know what gives me hope? This . .
Those boxes sat around since Saturday, unopened. That could mean new yarn isn’t the thrill it once was or, it just means all I could think about was the blog.
Eat, Sleep, Knit had a sale but that’s not the total reason for the yarn, and it really isn’t a huge amount. That’s what Vince believes anyway.
This is Malabrigo Silky Merino; color is Cape Code Gray. I’ve been wanting to make tops that have either short sleeves or cap sleeves and I can wear them under a cotton long sleeve top in the summer. This yarn is 51% silk/49% Merino Wool and, believe it or not, it’s a decent weight for summer tops when we’re in restaurants, doctor’s offices, etc.
But, I also might use this for a super soft shawl. Not sure yet.
The gray is actually one of the skeins from the first batch of yarn. The blue is the same base and the color is Azul Azul. I want to use these two to make a brioche cowl.
This one is Malabrigo Susurro. It’s 50% silk, 25% linen and 25% merino wool. This will also be for a summer top.
I also have six more skeins of Susurro coming in Polar Moon, which is really close to Cape Code Gray. That may end up being a summer top if I use Cape Cod Gray for a shawl.
These are a few skeins of Cascade’s Ultra Fine Pima (100% cotton). I’m wanting to make some pretty spa towels to use for hand towels at the apartment in MO. We rarely have visitors here but we will have visitors there and I’ll hang these in the guest bath. Of course, I have to make them first!
I’m going to have red Malabrigo Rios leftover from the sweater I’m working on so I figured if I added some gray, I could make something in Addie’s school colors. It’s such a small town and if you’re out and about on football Friday, you’d better be wearing crimson and gray! The color on the left is Cloud Sunshine and the color on the right is Plomo, which I love, and which is obviously the best color for their school colors.
More Harrisville Shetland. I borrowed sweater yarn (Oatmeal and Cobalt) to make my mittens so this replaces that yarn. When I last ordered Shetland wool, they were out of white so when I saw it back in stock, I grabbed a couple of skeins.
Last, yarn from Loops in Tulsa. I ordered this yarn for projects for Knit Stars 4. I was waiting for the yarn to arrive (since September or October I think) before listening to those lessons but the gray thicker yarn shown above is Blue Sky’s Extra for making a City of Lakes scarf, which is an exclusive for Knit Stars. I guess the mini skeins are gifts. I don’t think they go with the pattern.
These three skeins are Hedgehog Fibers’ Alpaca DK for a Fun Flex Cowl which is the pattern for Andrea Wong’s class. She teaches Portuguese Knitting and I’m really anxious to watch her video.
Now that I have these two groups of yarn, I can finish Knit Stars 4 and be ready for Knit Stars 5, which will go live sometime in the next few months. Spring, 2020 is the only date we’ve been given.
Now, barring any more major frustrations, I’m done with my yarn buying for a while.
That blue and grey together are absolutely gorgeous! I love pink and grey together, but they have to be the right shades of pink and grey…
Judy Laquidara says
Thanks! I’m very excited to try brioche.
Susan Nixon says
It’s all pretty, and you have an excuse … uh, I mean purpose, of course, for all of it.