Friday, October 9, 2009

New Yarn!

It's been a fun couple of weeks for stash enhancement! I received 2 club shipments, the Rockin' Sock Club and Woolgirl Oz Club. They are both below so if you're trying to avoid spoilers come back after your kits arrive :-)

But first I'll show you what I bought while I was killing time between hockey games last Saturday. I was able to visit The Yarn and Fiber Co. in Derry, NH last Saturday between Chandler's games. I have visited and enjoyed their website many times so I was really happy to be able to stop in and visit. Great place! They had lots of fiber and the store was set up very logically, so if you were looking for a DK weight yarn, they were all together in the same area. The staff was very helpful too. I like to make Chandler a hat for winter each year and he saw a yarn that he liked. He picked out Dream in Color Groovy in the color In Vino Veritas. I knew it would be perfect for a Thorpe Hat, but I didn't think to bring the pattern with me so I wasn't sure how much to buy. No problem at all. The kind lady jumped on line and looked it up for me. This will be a great hat for Chandler!
I also saw this Dream in Color Smooshy in Absolute Magenta, which I think is Absolutely Gorgeous! I'm thinking that I'm going to use this for Having Hope socks. Proceeds from the sale of this pattern are sent to Cancer Research in Australia. I may not live in Australia, but cancer research is cancer research. And doing them in this hot pink will symbolize my personal victory over Breast Cancer. They'll keep both my feet and my heart warm.
Next up is my RSC September kit. The color is River Rocked and this month's pattern is by Cat Bordhi.
Isn't it pretty? Very earthy fall toned colors.
Here it is all wound up. I haven't cast on yet, but I hope to very soon, maybe even this week. This should be a fun knit too, because I will no doubt learn something new. Cat Bordhi has an amazing ability to see unique potential in something as ordinary as a sock. I can't wait to have that AHA moment I always do when I knit something by her.
This came in today's mail. It is Woolgirl's Oz Club and the kit this time is Emerald City. Jen really had me thinking about this one, because she said "remember the horse of a different color". Hmmm...... Maybe Emerald City wouldn't be green?
But it is! And a gorgeous green with some blue tones too by Madelienetosh Tosh Sock Yarn. It came with a pattern by Kristi Schueler that has "emerald cut gems" adorning the cuff and toes.

It also came with a great project bag by Sheila D, and lots of other fun goodies like a stitch marker, a penwith a green highlighter on the end, gift tags that have horses of different colors on them (hehe), and a tin.
All this should keep me out of trouble for a while. Plus I have a couple other projects planned or already in the works. I'll show those to you next time :-)

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