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!
Whatever you do, don’t try madelinetosh pashmina. You will become addicted immediately. It’s like crack.
I’ve got my newly purchased Malabrigo (spelling?) on the needles. 16 rows into a cowl/scarf. the daughter crossed me up. she loves this yarn and didn’t like the yarn I picked for her cowl. So I get the Madeline Tosh for my cowl. Too cool.
The picture of the bandana cowl makes we want to call the authorities. Stick em up! 🙂