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Yarn Porn

August 11, 2009

Laura’s Blog Entry

We are home sweet home from our adventure to New York City. As I gather my thoughts about everything we did, I thought I’d go ahead and share a couple of my purchases – of the yarn variety.

I hit an amazing yarn store in Soho called Purl. They have an inspiring website that Susan P. told me about. When we decided to go to NY, I knew I had to visit. My quest was for some fancy sock yarn. Now that I’ve made a few pair, I think I can invest in some of the good stuff. And what I found was indeed good stuff:

This is from Fannie’s Farmhouse. It’s called Fannie’s Fingering Weight and the color is Sedona. The cool thing is that this yarn is from wool that Fannie – I assume it is Fannie – raises herself, spins and then kettle dyes. A one-stop shop. I was immediately drawn to the colors. The touch of brown just makes the turquoise pop. Think I’ll go for knee socks from the toe up so I can just keep knitting until I run out of yarn.

My other purchase was my first bit of Koigu. This is a Canadian yarn with a powerful reputation in the knitting world. I can see why – it is really beautiful in both texture and color.

Can’t wait to get knitting on these new yarns. But before that happens, I need to show my progress on some older items. I got in some good knitting time on the road.

I finished up the back of the Flirty Sweater and decided to knit both the fronts at the same time on a circular needle. That way they will match exactly – at least that is the plan. Moving along nicely.

I started some gift knitting as well, because after awhile, I get sick of knit two, purl two on the sweater.

This is a market bag. The pattern is from Lion Brand and I like it a lot. I had tons of this cotton left from when I crocheted a bath mat. I may get two of these out of the yarn if I’m lucky.

Finally, I picked up some Cotton-Ease to start on a baby gift.

I adore this lime green colorway. It makes it fun to work with. This is a crochet project, just to mix things up. I will post links to the patterns when I finish the projects.

Now I am off to do more laundry and recover from the 28 hours I spent in the car over the past 10 days. When I laid down last night I swear I was still moving. Hoping that sensation passes soon!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2009 10:07 pm

    I am so not a patient knitter. I crochet ten times faster than I knit, but I live the look of knitted fabric. So yummy.

    • August 30, 2009 9:56 am

      Hi Lucrecer! Nice to know you are are a yarn artist, too. I’m not terribly fast at either, but I am mesmerized as the fabric comes off the needles. It’s sometimes zen, but sometimes frustratingly slow. Patience, Grasshopper.

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