Ok, so enough with the heavy religious debates for now – back to yarny stuff. I mentioned the other day that I got some new yarn, and while I haven’t had a chance to photograph it myself, the internet is a ready source of information and everything I bought is available online so I’m going to post links so you can drool on your keyboards. 🙂
First of all, I got myself some Madeleine Tosh yarn – this is not available in the LYS I usually frequent, so I was tickled pink to get my fiber-loving fingers on some. I got four skeins (two each of Magnolia Leaf and Alizarin) of the Tosh Sport to make a Catkin shawl with, and two skeins (one each in two colors, Golden Hickory and Thyme) of the Tosh Lace to make an as-of-yet-undecided something or other.
I also picked up five skeins of Cascade 220 in some basic colors (black, red, orange, yellow, teal) to make Cloisonee Mittens with. I haven’t wound these up yet, but I started a pair of the mittens with scrap yarns so that I could figure out the pattern – took two tries, but I have it now and can’t wait to play with color combinations. I plan on making several pairs of mittens and then doing gloves with the same cuff.
Last but not least, I got two skeins of sock yarn – a Supersocke and a Fortissima to make socks for the hubby. (both of those were under $8, which is pretty darned awesome for sock yarn!) While I have a respectable stash of sock yarns, they tend to be in colors that *I* like, and they don’t always go with hubby’s wardrobe – the new ones are still colorful, but with less pink.
In the notions department, I picked up two sets of HiyaHiya needles to replace those chewed up by the kitten, and a new quilting thimble to replace the one that has gone mysteriously missing (I think it looked too much like a kitten toy).
As usual, I have several projects already on the needles – a pair of basic socks for me, and a Laodice scarf for which I need more yarn (I thought I could make it work, but it’s just too much of a shortage). There are also (as usual) a few hibernating projects I haven’t touched in months; those are on my to-do list – oh, speaking of which: I got three items OFF that list! I darned two pairs of socks and re-knit a pair that was too large. Woohoo!