Monday, May 5, 2008

Maryland Sheep and Wool got me back my knitting mojo

Sadly I forgot my camera on Saturday, but being around so much fiber really got me my knitting mojo back! I wasn't feeling it the last couple of weeks, but the last couple of weeks have also been extremely stressful, especially in the academic arena. Friday was my last day of teaching/class (and I don't even have to worry about final exam time 'cause our students took their last test during class time!) so spending Saturday at MSW was a great way to celebrate my first day of freedom, or, as some people like to call it, summer.

I might have forgotten my camera, but I did not forget my love of all things fiber. The damage:

Two skeins of "Sylvan Green" Domy Heather by the Davidson Corporation 475yds/100gms (and really, ridiculously cheap!)

And a skein of purple (I accidently threw out the tag when winding this so I don't remember the exactly colour name) of the same. I'm going to make a stripy cardigan out of these, a la newest knitty surprise cardi. I think this is very close to the weight of the yarn she used, so I'm going to play with needles and gauges and see what I like!

I also got a BUNCH of koigu KPM. This skein is for me, to use in some kind of colourwork with a skein of purple I've had for over a year. I'm thinking maybe Eunny's Anemoi Mittens. The other KPM I got was 3 skeins of a darker teal for my roomie. He's been a bit down lately and I thought it would be nice to get him a present. I know he's been wanting teal socks, so now he can make them for himself! (I got 3 'cause KPM is a little short on yardage and, well, he's a boy, so he probably needs longer socks than I do! I love that my feet are small and usually don't require that I get any extra yarn...)

And finally, what better than malabrigo to re-start my knitting mojo??

This is the beginning of wicked in malabrigo worsted "Verde Adriana". I didn't buy this at sheep and wool... I have enough malabrigo in my stash for 4 sweaters (including this one). Seriously, I think I have a problem... but it's a better addiction than most!


Anonymous said...

Yay! Those are some great finds. I love the purple. I'm sorry I didn't see you on Saturday, but I'm sure we'll somehow, some way, manage to see each other some time. Maybe. O_o Tell Lucas I says hi!

Sheila said...

You got some nice new stash. I like the yarns for the cardi. They will be a good combination.