Monday, May 7, 2007

Several years ago, I purchased the cream Skacel Merino Lace yarn for the Fiber Trends Pacific Northwest Shawl. That was my first lace pattern. At the end of the knitting, I had almost half of the one skein left over! Then, my LYS put the other 2 colors on clearance. I bought the green and the light pink. I used about half of the green to knit Icarus from Interweave Knits. The black Misti Alpaca, I purchased to use as a contrast with a fingering weight yarn, so I was using 2 strands together. That sweater that I was knitting wasn't coming out the way that I wanted, so I frogged it, and am left with the yarn. I'll find a new project for it some day!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

I bought this yarn on a great sale. I've used some to make socks for my MIL for her last birthday, but I still have more. This yarn knits up in thick stripes. Its nice and washes well, but really isn't suited to a complicated stitch pattern. Lately, I've been enjoying the more complicated patterns, so I guess this will just wait around until I need a mindless project. When I do knit with it, I'll probably use Wendy's Generic Toe Up Pattern.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Purple Brown, Green Noro Kureyon

I don't have much of this yarn left. I originally purchased 7 or 8 skeins. I have knit felted slippers for my self and used bits and pieces on other projects. I now have around 1-2 skeins and have no idea what I will do with it. Maybe I'll use it for an accent on a tote for the International Tote Exchange...Hmmm that sounds like a good idea!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Reddish Brown Mystic Alpaca

This yarn I purchased on EBay for knitting a sweater. I don't remember the intended pattern, since when I received it, I realized that the yarn was a fingering weight rather than dk. I did find a great project though and quickly knit through about 1/3 of what I had ordered. (There were many more yards than I expected per skein, which is why I still have around 18 skeins of it left. Now, I wonder if I was sent the wrong yarn! :) ) I used this yarn held triple to make some quick scarves for Christmas presents last year. There is still enough to make another sweater, but I don't know if I want to do that. The gauge for 1 strand is small. Maybe I'll hold it double and knit a sweater in stockinette. My current favorite cardigan is looking rather ratty and a new sweater might just be the perfect fate of this stash yarn.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Black Elann Connemara

I originally purchased this yarn for the Flower Petal Shawl. I finshed it, but did not like the dimensions very well as I did not make a gauge swatch and ended up with fewer stitches to the inch than the pattern called for. So, I ripped it out & later started on another shawl, the Flower Basket Lace Shawl which I love. I'm still planning on removing the edging to add more length to it, and then I'll wear it even more.The yarn was a little hard on my hands (it is 100% cotton, after all) but is so soft and lovely to wear.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


I've knit many projects. Usually, I end up with just a little left over. I find it difficult to know what to do with these yarns. Shown above are the following: dark green Patons Classic wool, navy acrylic (don't remember brand) that is supposed to look/feel like mohair, undyed Swish Superwash from KnitPicks, 1/2 skein of dark purple Malabrigo, pink tweed wool single (don't remember brand), blue and green variegated wool acryllic mix, lavender mix Berroco's Ultra Alpaca, and purple mix Sockotta. Sometimes, I wonder why I keep this little odds and ends, but then, I find some small project to make, and I can sometimes use one or more of them.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Navy Kid-n-Ewe

This yarn was a gift. My mom & I drove up to Great Yarns for their Spring Sale, maybe 2 years ago? She noticed that I was thinking about buying these 6 skeins. When I didn't, she bought them as a gift. I love the yarn and it knits up beautifully. I started knitting a lace pattern, but was not using large enough needles. When I realized that there was no way I would have enough to finish what I started, I rewound the yarn into skeins. Since then, I've not found a good project for this one.