Saturday, July 07, 2007

Recent Stash Enhancement

I went to Saratoga Needle Arts on Thursday after work to find yarn for a baby blanket. I have been coveting the Ripple Crocheted Afghan and asked my niece if she would make one for the baby. In trade, I am making the flowers for her Noni bag that she has been dreading making. I think I made out ahead and she thinks she made out ahead!

I wanted the blanket to be gender neutral, not too light in color, and washable. I plan on using this blanket for the stroller, car seat, etc. I decided on Cascade 220 Superwash and I got two skeins of each color. I'm hoping there might even be enough left over to make a complimentary garment or accessory.

Sitting next to the Cascade 220 was some fabulous Art Yarns. I don't think I have ever seen it in person and just couldn't leave it there. I got a free modular scarf pattern to knit this up with.

On June 11th, MaryBeth, Jude, and I went to Ye Olde Yarn Shoppe and Gifts going out of business sale where everything was 50% off.

I picked up 5 skeins of Noro in each of these colors to make over sized Booga Bags. The purple, blue, and lime is for myself. The neutral beige and browns will be a Christmas present for my mother.

I have a shawl collared cardigan sweater that I started 2 Octobers ago. It is Debbie Bliss' Lara. I want to finish it and wear it this season. I saw the same pattern in infant and children sizes in a book that I bought at the sale and I bought this gender neutral color to go with it. If I have a girl and if I have enough left over, I will make another one in purple.

I also bought all of this cotton for a bunch of hats from Itty Bitty Baby Hats.

For all felting fanatics--Interweave magazine is putting out a special edition of their magazine which is all about felting. It will be out 7/17. I got a glimpse at it at my LYS but it was there only copy. Borders didn't have it yet. I am considering getting it through their website. I love Interweave and felting--how can it go wrong?


Anonymous said...

Holy crap, girl! Did you leave any yarn for the rest of us? You know, you could share. All of your yarn acquisitions are gorgeous.

So have you decided not to find out the sex of the baby? It sounds that way from your blog. I didn't know the sex of either of my kids and it does make it more exciting when you are clueless.

Lisa L said...

I've been seduced by a skein of the Art Yarn as well - mine is in a beautiful shade of green. It may be calling out to become a neckwarmer . . . maybe combined with some Kidsilk Haze . . . ;-)

Susan said...

That's a whole lotta yarn porn your flashing there! Love the colors for the afghan and now I totally know what I'm making for your babe!!!

Holly Jo said...

Nice yarn. Can't wait to see what you knit from Itty Bitty hats! I have loved all the hats floating around out there that comes from that book.

Amanda said...

whoa, nice stash enhancement! i especially love the noro... one of my most favorite yarns EVER.

thanks for commenting on my blog - from one knitting social worker to another!