Funny story: I decided to skip out on Stitches East marketplace this year because I wanted to focus on stash busting and practice my whole “non-attachment to my stash” thing. I spent the weekend with Stacey – she came down to Maryland with her husband, we did brunch and an afternoon at the dog park and had a lot of fun. No new yarn. I felt good about it. (I did miss seeing local friends, but hopefully I will catch you all again soon?)
…Then came a sale at the LYS… which happens to be located right next to my yoga studio, so I just stopped in for a look. Hmmm. Should have known. Hook – line – sinker.
…Then came my birthday… beautiful yarny gifts from family and friends. Ahh, so kind!!
So, yeah, I have some new yarn now. And it is beautiful. And I love it.
Guess what was on sale at the LYS? The full line of Jo Sharp…. all that tweed! all that amazing texture and beautiful color palette. Yeah, I walked out with some really nice yarn. I bought enough for all sorts of nice accessories, and enough for two garments… vests probably
Lovely gift from my lovely sister, Mimi~ variegated linen! I need to find a perfect pattern for this. Any ideas?
And my dear friend Jenna sent along a great package – new yarn and a new scarf! (Actually the scarf is part of a swap, and Lolly had better get busy and finish her end of the bargain. I suck at swaps.) I love the colorway name of this yarn – “Jenna Pink Monkey” to remind me of my dear friend on the other side of the continent. It is a handpainted fingering weight from Actual Size Creations!
I am a little burnt out on socks right now (say it ain’t so!) but this would make a lovely scarf or some mittens, yes? I will find a pretty pattern for it, no doubt! (and who knows, the sock love may return…)
Jenna just learned to crochet a few months ago, and she is already churning out this amazing scarf! This is the Boteh scarf from Interweave Crochet. She used Claudia Handpaint yarn and a small hook (details, J?) It is so beautiful! and I love it! (More Boteh photos here)
…okay, now I can go back to stashbusting… I have cast on for a few new projects with old yarn in the past few days. That totally counts for something, right?