Sunday, May 20, 2007

acquisitions

So, after posting on Friday that I had yarn stores on the brain, I proceeded to look up yarn stores. The smallish but well stocked one was advertising a "big, honkin' sale", which just happened to start that very same day. It was fate, I'm sure! So, I hopped in the car and drove over. Their stuff seems expensive, but I guess I've become accustomed to US prices... which, by the by, has anyone noticed how good the loonies has been doing?! But I digress...

So, being one for a good bargain, I picked up the following:


The Summer Issue of Interweave Knits (not on sale, but I was going to buy it anyway), 3 skeins of Rowan Denim in Memphis, and 7 skeins of Baruffa Merinos Sei in colour 42000 (sort of a charcoal grey).... Otherwise known as just enough yardage to make the sweater on the cover of the summer IK!

Here's an upclose of the Merinos Sei (apparently made by the same company as Trendsetters).

And an closeup of the Rowan Denim. I've been wanting to try this to possibly make the skirt from Spring IK (which can be seen here on Eunny Jang's blog - she should really post something new, soon!) but these three skeins are going to be used for the denim baby pants in Last Minute Knitted Gifts for my friend who is having a baby in June. If I like the way it knits up, then I will possibly try out the skirt.

5 comments:

PHD Knitter said...

What great yarn snags! I really want to make that sweater on the cover of IK Summer, but it's going to have to wait in line patiently. Definitely check out Clarence Castle next time you're up in Toronto. It's basically a rowhouse and it's really new and modern feeling. I stayed in a 4 BR women's dorm and it was great. All of the rooms have their own bathroom and it's accessible to everything downtown. I hope you're getting a lot of knitting and paper writing finished -- that's what I should be working on too!

The_Add_Knitter said...

That Rowan denim is so lovely, can't wait to see how it knits up.

PHD Knitter said...

You're tagged! Rules on my blog today (5/21 "The Blogger's Chain Letter").

Sheila said...

I love the cover sweater. I want to knit it also. But I have several others in the waiting for the summer. It will be fun to see your sweater knit up.

MsFortuknit said...

How wonderful for you! I just got into Grad School and its not so bad at the moment ive actully been able to start knitting again but iom not sure how long that will last! haha Cheers for the yarn porn